Children

Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank provides diapers to social service organizations and government agencies (such as schools) that are already helping families in need through comprehensive programs and services. Loving Bottoms Diaper Bank has found that distributing diapers in this way ensures they reach those who need them most. It also provides partnering organizations a resource – diapers – they are not normally able to provide, increasing the services they can offer.

The Head Start program is a national program that promotes school readiness of low-income children by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development through the provision of health, educational, nutritional, social, family, parent involvement and other services that are determined, based on family needs assessments, to be necessary.

Bridgeway, Inc is a comprehensive human services organization providing a wide array of services for people of all ages and all abilities so that each and every individual that we serve can improve their quality of life, can achieve their dreams and achieve their goals.

The Resource Link Department provides care coordination services for children and adolescents in the fields of mental and behavioral health. We help families find resources for their children. We schedule an intake appointment with each family and complete an assessment with parents to find out what problems they are having. We then discuss all of the options of resources in the area for meeting the needs of that family. We make referrals to the service providers to ensure that families are able to access the necessary resources.

The mission of Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center is to support and respond to the needs of survivors of domestic violence and their dependents in an effort to avoid further abuse.

Safe Harbor Family Crisis Center is a non-profit community agency that provides confidential help to individuals who are experiencing violence (in all its forms)in their relationships.

The following services are provided:

The Galesburg Public Library offers resources and services for all ages. Offerings include books, ebooks, magazines, newspapers, movies, audiobooks, internet time, research databases, typing computers, research assistance, genealogy materials, wireless internet, Kindles for checkout, ROKUs for checkout, Book Club kits, cake pans for checkout, a charging station, test prep and career databases, and programs for all ages! We also have printers and copy machines, FAX services, and notary services.

University of Illinois Extension provides practical education you can trust to help people, businesses, and communities solve problems, develop skills, and build a better future.

U of I Extension offers educational programs in five broad areas:
Energy and environmental stewardship
Food safety and security
Economic development and workforce preparedness
Family health, financial security, and wellness
Youth development

OVER 20 YEARS OF SERVICE: Since the successful referendum passed in 1992 the Knox County Health Department has grown and expanded over 20 years. These accomplishments are the result of commitment and dedication of the staff past and present.
1992 Voters pass referendum to form KCHD
1992 First Board of Health Meeting
1993 Health Department opens at 2320 Veterans Drive, Galesburg
1993 Shigella outbreak in Galesburg
1993 First Flu Immunization Clinic conducted
1993 First Board of Health Budget with Health Fund Levy adopted by Knox County Board

What is a Community Health Center?

Grant-Supported Federally Qualified Health Centers are public and private non-profit health care organizations that meet certain criteria under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs.

Medical Services:
-- Physical Exams
-- Adult Wellness
-- Mental Health
-- Acute & Chronic Care
-- Women's Health
-- Chronic Disease

In effort to maintain both the safety and well-being of children, the mission of the Knox County Child Advocacy Center is to coordinate timely, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary approaches and responses to both child sexual abuse and serious physical abuse victimization. Such activities are coordinated and provided in a safe, agency-neutral, child focused setting that is shared amongst all members of the multidisciplinary team.