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Western Illinois Regional Council


Social Services

About Us

Western Illinois Regional Council (WIRC) provides technical assistance to local governments and elected officials facing complex community and economic development issues in the counties of and communities within Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren. For assistance with community development projects, call (309) 837-3941.

WIRC-Community Action Agency (WIRC-CAA) offers social service programs to income-eligible residents in Hancock, Henderson, McDonough, Knox, and Warren counties in Illinois. To apply for social service programs, call (309) 837-2997.

In addition, WIRC-CAA provides crisis counseling and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking through its Victim Services department. Victim Services is at a non-disclosed location to protect the safety and confidentiality of survivors and counselors. To reach a counselor, call the 24/7 free and confidential crisis hotline at (309) 837-5555.

The WIRC & CAA hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).


Domestic Violence Legal Advocate
Category: Non-Profit and Social Services
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEGAL ADVOCATE Starting Pay: $17/hour. The Domestic Violence Legal Advocate provides legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence. Responsibilities include civil and criminal legal advocacy and crisis counseling.Accompany clients to police stations, state’s attorney offices, and courtrooms to provide emotional support to victims as they progress through the legal more
Contact: Roger Pavey
Phone:(309) 837-3941
Category: Non-Profit and Social Services
Starting Pay: $18/hour. The Bilingual Domestic Violence Advocate/Counselor provides case management services for victims of domestic violence with a focus on people who speak Spanish, including intake, client needs assessment, information and referral, and economic and career empowerment curricula with groups.You will work with other counseling staff to co-facilitate educational, parenting, and more
Phone:(309) 837-3941