Madison County (Alton & Granite City Office Locations)

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Serves Calhoun, Jersey, Madison and Bond Counties

Area Director: Denise Burton
Alton Office Manager: Marla Oelzen
Alton Community Services Supervisor: Sheryll Kellum
Granite City Office Manager:  Kathy Doss
Granite City Community Services Supervisor: Physhawne Donald

Alton Catholic Charities
3512 McArthur Blvd
Alton, IL  62002
Fax 1.618.462.3209

Granite City Office
1821 Edison Ave
Granite City, IL 62040
Fax: 1.618.798.4287


Local Services

Alton Catholic Charities 

Guardian Angel Food Pantry: Our food pantry provides supplemental food to eligible individuals and families facing food insecurity. Food baskets are based on family size and can be received every 30 days. The pantry is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pantry hours, and the number of clients served can change based on food supply. 

Mobile Food Pantry: Through the hunger relief effort, our refrigerated Mobile Food Pantry truck delivers a two-week supply of food to pre-registered individuals and families in rural communities throughout our service areas of Madison, Jersey, Calhoun, and Bond Counties. The Mobile Food Pantry program strives to deliver food to at least one rural community per month. 

Granite City Catholic Charities 

Homeless Prevention: We provide emergency financial assistance for rent and utilities in order to prevent homelessness. Clients must meet eligibility requirements, and assistance is based on the availability of funds. For rental assistance, clients must contact the Madison County referral line at 1.618.296.5300 to have a referral sent to the agency. Appointments are scheduled in the order they are received. 

Transportation and Identification: In order to receive bus tokens, gas cards, birth certificates, or IDs, clients must meet eligibility requirements, and assistance is based on the availability of funds. 

Alton & Granite City Catholic Charities 

Legal Services: This community-based, quality legal services program helps people with little to no income in obtaining pro bono legal assistance in civil matters. 

Prescription Medication Assistance: The target population of the prescription medication assistance program is those with immediate medication needs who have no or limited prescription drug coverage. Advocates assist eligible clients with obtaining medicines from an approved local pharmacy. When funds allow, advocates can also assist with medical supplies depending upon the situation. 

Professional Counseling Solutions: Therapeutic services are provided to individuals, couples, and families by licensed professionals and focus on helping clients cope with life's challenges in order to return to their optimum level of functioning. Services are based on a sliding fee scale, and clients are not refused due to their inability to pay. Insurance is accepted, and evening appointments are available. A variety of telehealth options are available. 


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Madison County Volunteer Opportunities 

  1. Heavy lifters needed the first Thursday of every month to unload food trucks, load and push heavy carts and rotate food on palates and shelves. 
  2. Regular food pantry volunteers needed during food pantry hours on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. to prepare, distribute, and clean up. 
  3. Rotating volunteers needed for scheduled Mobile Food Pantry deliveries on various Mondays, to load boxes and distribute at drop-off sites. 
  4. Interior painting needed for various rooms in our Alton Office. Most walls are simple, no professional experience required.
  5. Contact Denise Burton for more information at 618.462.0634, ext. 232.

Advisory Board Members

Donald Bohannon, Katelyn Bradburn, Joel Buesteton, Rick Faccin, Mimi Foster, Timothy Harr, Barbara Harr, Beth Johnes (Vice-President), William Keller (President), Andy Macias, Patrick Mays, Patrick McRae, Donald Norton (Finance Officer), Hannah Rolens, Mary Jo Romano-Buesteton, Mary Rushing, & Sandra Witt (Secretary)