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


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

Debbie Deters Nancy Dole Dee Graham Ron Hagan
Rance Higgins Sean Kirts David Mendoza Matt Piescinski
Karen Savoree Terence Sullivan  Lexe Volk Philip Wright
Patty Goldstein  William Curl  Nola Hagan  Brandy Forrest