Over 55

VNA Community Serves all fo Knox County. Our programs include: Three meal sites in the county for persons 60 and older.
Home delivered meals
Information and Assistance
Outreach
Circuit Breaker
Medicare D
Recreation
Health Promotion
Family Caregiver
Transportation
New Age New Image Fitness Center
Utility Assistance
ITAC (Free amplified phones to those who are hard of hearing)

Prairie State Legal Services offers free legal services for low income persons and those over 60 who have serious civil legal problems and need legal help to solve them.

Our mission is "to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families and groups."

Throughout its history, Prairie State has focused on providing legal services to the most vulnerable groups in our society, including the poor, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

The Center for Youth & Family Solutions provides a full range of human services to people from all circumstances. Our mission reflects a belief in the enduring strength, creativity and perseverance of the human spirit. The same core values that guided us during the creation of the Center serve as a beacon of hope as we continue to partner with families and communities across the state to solve the many challenges in the family life cycle in modern society. The services offered in the Galesburg branch office are:
Adoption
Counseling
Foster Care

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

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

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

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.

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is a non-profit organization that connects people age 55 and over to volunteer opportunities. We network with a wide variety of non-profit organizations to help recruit people for meaningful positions throughout the county. We work with members to find a good fit for their skills, their abilities, and their available time. The many volunteer opportunities use the life experiences and skills of our members to improve the lives of others and to strengthen the community.