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Area Resources

This page has not been organized yet. I'm still collecting contact info & figuring out what is available for help in the Cairo area. I'll probably add utility co., city hall, library, schools, adult ed, phone co. info, etc.

If you are retired, the Egyptian Area Agency on Aging at 200 E. Plaza Dr., Carterville is a valuable resource. From their website: "Helping Older Adults in the Southern Thirteen Counties of Illinois Remain Independent Since 1978."

Egyptian Area Agency on Aging serves Alexander, Franklin, Hardin, Gallatin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, and Williamson counties.

Happy Days (focal point)
305 23rd St.
Cairo, IL
(618) 734-1451 (meals)
(618) 734-1050 (info, transit)
Fax: (618) 734-1269 (call first)
Days of Operation: Mon. - Fri.

Public Housing
Alexander County Housing Authority
100 The Riverview
Cairo, IL
(618) 734-1910
Units in Cairo & Thebes

Emergency Shelter & Assistance for the Homeless

Cairo Women’s Shelter
911 Cedar
Cairo, IL
(618) 734-4357

Subsidized Housing
Rental housing for low-income families of all ages but, some units have been specifically designed to meet the needs of older people. Rent is usually 30% of family income.

Little Egypt Apartments
Cairo, IL
(618) 734-0606

Delta Center
1400 Commercial Ave.
Cairo, IL 62914
(618) 734-2665
Services: Counseling, substance abuse, supportive & supervised housing, psych-social rehabilitation, and provides assistance with community training.


Southern Seven Health Department
3014 Elm
Cairo, IL 62914
(618) 734-4167

DHS (Public Aid)
1401 Washington Ave.
Cairo, IL 62914-1801
(618) 734-0762

Emergency Food and Shelter

Daystar Program Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
909 Washington St.
Cairo, IL
(618) 734-0178

Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) and Weatherization Programs
Energy assistance, or LIHEAP, assists with heating bills, prevention of disconnection of utility service, and re-connection of utility service. Weatherization assists the homeowner or renter with improvements which help insulate the home or apartment. Use this link to view the current eligibility guidelines.

Energy Assistance & Weatherization
State-wide Phone: 1 (800) 252-8643

Shawnee Development Council
309 23rd Street
Cairo, IL
(618) 734-0535

Egyptian Area Agency on Aging
200 E. Plaza Dr.
Carterville, IL 62918

Daystar Community Programs
Mr. John Klein, Director
Ms. Sherry Miller, Associate Director
909 Washington Street
Cairo, IL 62914
(618) 734-0178

Daystar Soup Kitchen
The Kitchen Table
Sister Mary Carolyn Welhoelter
Sister Jeannette Schutte
803 Commercial Avenue
Cairo, IL 62914
(618) 734-9441

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