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3/16/2017
Energy Assistance Funds Available
If you are within the income guidelines and have not signed up for energy assistance this heating season, thereare still funds available! Please contact your local WADI office to schedule your Energy Assistance appointment.
 
2/28/2017
Rental Housing Support Program
The Rental Housing Support Program is available for customers who qualify based on income. If approved, the customer would pay a set portion of their rent amount. A state subsidy is then applied to the rest of the amount. There are apartments in Wabash, White and Wayne Counties. Currently there are 2 openings at the Wabash Christian Apartments in Carmi and 1 opening at the Grayville Park Apartm... more 
 
1/10/2017
Saline is in a Temporary Location
TEMPORARY OFFICE LOCATION The Harrisburg WADI staff are temporarily working out of the First Presbyterian Church Annex. The address is 21 W. Locust St. in Harrisburg. Contact numbers are below. Saline / Gallatin Center: 618-262-6244 Gallatin Homebase: 618-383-1515 Saline Homebase: 618-262-6074 All Other WADI Service Programs or Inquiries: 618-262-6241 ... more 
 
7/16/2016
Sign Up for Head Start/Early Head Start Now!
Head Start is now accepting applications for pregnant women and children birth to age five. This is a fun, educational program that will help prepare your child for school. Your child will receive free developmental screenings, health screenings, nutrition education, and learn to develop social connections with their peers. You will receive assistance with obtaining community services that will he... more 
 

Pictured Ken Pettijohn, Phil Williams, Joyce Williams
6/9/2016
Board Service Appreciation
Long time WADI board member retires after 28 years, serving his community as an active board member. Mr. Williams served multiple offices during his tenure, including board president and chair of various committees. He also served on the Foundation for Family and Community Development, Inc. board charged with acquiring suitable office structures out of which the community action agency program ser... more 
 
4/11/2016
Ten Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse
Ten Ways to Help Prevent Child Abuse Be a nurturing parent. Children need to know that they are special, loved and capable of following their dreams. Help a friend, neighbor or relative. Being a parent isn’t easy. Offer a helping hand take care of the children, so the parent(s) can rest or spend time together. Help yourself. When the big and little ... more 
 
4/6/2016
Ameren Illinois Grant will Help Reduce Energy Bill
Ameren Illinois Grant will Help Reduce Energy Bills Call WADI at (618) 643-2161 for details. Income-eligible residents can receive utility help through Wabash Area Development, Inc. WADI Service Counties, IL (March 3, 2016) — Ameren Illinois President Richard Mark announced today that the company has donated $25,000 to Wabash Area Development, Inc. (WADI) to help customers with thei... more 
 

Head Start/Early Head Start Coordinators with the backpacks.
2/25/2016
HS/EHS prepare Families for Kindergarten
WADI Head Start Coordinators complete transition backpacks to help prepare 133 children and their families for Kindergarten for the 2016/2017 school year. Children are the world"s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.~ John F Kennedy
 
10/6/2015
PIPP and LIHEAP Clients Testimonies
Please find below links to videos we have produced on LIHEAP. These are testimonies from both PIPP and LIHEAP clients. We are in the process of producing more videos that will have a diverse representation of the clients served by the program. Sara Ratcliffe has sent out emails on clients stories and she will be contacting you for your input on clients from whom we should obtain testimonies. We ha... more 
 
7/9/2015
Link to IACAA news article
This is the link to the news article that IACAA submitted: http://thesouthern.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/budget-fights-affecting-groups-serving-the-poor/article_8ba50f56-e82f-5218-851d-64cb3efe8f5e.html
 
3/17/2015
Link to Affordable Care Act Enrollment
This is the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services enrollment website. It breaks down by county and by plan what options are available and what they will/will not pay for. The website is: http://enrollhfs.illinois.gov/choose/compare-plans . This website is for anyone needing information on enrolling in one of the Affordable Care Act Program's, this is a great resourcebecause itcover... more 
 
1/21/2015
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