Educational Opportunities

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.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provides job search and workforce preparation services as well as financial support for approved occupational training programs. Qualified adults, dislocated workers and youth aged 17 - 21 may be eligible for these services.

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.

The Knox County Housing Authority is a dynamic force in our community, providing high-quality affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families, while promoting self-sufficiency, empowerment, and a sense of community development. KCHA also partners with other agencies to implement programs and services designed to help our families thrive.

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

Eligibility: Older persons 60 and over and persons with disabilities.
Area Served: McDonough, Bureau, Henderson, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Mercer, Putnam, Rock Island and Warren Counties.

Services Provided: Services available include: Information and Assistance, Outreach Services, Home Delivered Meals, Congregate Meals, Transportation, Senior Health Assistance Programs, and information for family caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren.