Catholic Charities of Coles, Douglas, and Edgar Counties

Serves Coles, Douglas and Edgar counties

Area Director: Debbie Albin

4217 DeWitt Avenue
Mattoon, IL 61938-6620
(217) 235-0420
Fax: (217) 235-0425

Office Manager, Ebay Manager: Tammie Burns
Resale Store Manager:
Rosie Schniers
MedAssist Advocate: Melissa Jordan

Local Services

Proof of residency for every household member is required. Assistance hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Food Pantry: Assistance available every 30 days. Based on family size. Emergency food for 2-3 days.

Clothing Assistance: Three complete outfits per person every 90 days. This also includes one coat or jacket and one pair of shoes per person, if available.

Housewares Assistance: Assistance available every 180 days.

Furniture Assistance: Limited availability with a referral.

MedAssist: Long term prescription medicine for those who have no insurance or are underinsured. Must make an appointment.

Blessed Baby: New clothing and formula for babies under the age of three months.

Medical Equipment Loan Program: Crutches, wheelchairs, walkers, bathtub chairs, etc. Available for loan if store carries it.

Boomerang Blessings
Summer store hours - Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Store hours after Labor Day (1st Monday in September) - Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Advisory Board Members

Lexe Volk Nancy Dole Rance Higgins Sean Kirts June Kriesel
Karen Savoree Matthew Piescinski Mark Niemerg Brian Murphy Amy Smith
Philip Wright Ron Hagan