St. Clair County Resources

View lists of resources available in St. Clair County,Illinois including Job Training/High Demand Fields, Computer Classes, Job Skills/Resume Development, Scholarships, Transportation to Employment or Training, and more.

Dial 2-1-1 for FREE, confidential, 24-hour information & referral assistance for:

Housing • Shelter • Food • Legal Aid • Clothing • Education • Counseling • Utility Assistance • Health Care • Transportation • Volunteer Opportunities • Employment Programs • Disaster Response

To access your local 2-1-1:
My United Way 2-1-1

For assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, click here

LIHEAP Assistance Program

With the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance program (LIHEAP), eligible income-qualified households may obtain utility bill assistance through their Local Administering Agencies. You are automatically qualified for LIHEAP assistance if you participate in the SNAP food stamps program, TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, or the SSI program through Social Security.

For residents in St Clair county, contact:
St. Clair County Community Action Agency

19 Public Square, Suite 200
Belleville, Illinois 62220-1624
Telephone: 618-277-6790
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Access the Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021 here

Community Interfaith Food Pantry

Help is available during the COVID-19 pandemic!

Monday, Thursday & Friday, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday & Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: 1218 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62220

Contact: 618-355-9199

Belleville Public Library Resources

Southwestern Illinois Colleges Illinois Worknet Office

SWIC’s Illinois Worknet Office provides members of the community assistance with resume and cover letter writing and job search techniques utilizing all the latest tools to further their career development and employment goals.

At the Belleville Campus, the IL Worknet Resource Room is located on the first floor of the Information Sciences Building.

Call 618-222-5183 to schedule an appointment or drop in during open hours.


Monday 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Resource Room is closed on all College holidays.

St. Clair County HVAC Programs

Find a Belleville area trade school with HVAC technician certificate classes and associate degree programs. Take a technical college HVAC course and learn to test, install, and repair different types of HVAC systems. Schools have training classes for NATE and EPA certification too.

Southwestern Illinois College

2500 Carlyle Ave

Belleville, IL 62221


In two years or less you will be career ready with the certification program. The Associate in Applied Science degree will allow you to continue your education at select universities while also preparing you to start a career right after graduation. Over the course of the program will learn how to repair and maintain heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems in commercial, residential and industrial settings.


Senior Living Facilities

A variety of senior living facilities with various levels of care are available in the City of Belleville.

- St Clair Housing Authority

- St Paul's Senior Community

- The Atrium of Belleville

- The Villas of Hollybrook

- Lutheran Senior Services- Westfield Manor..... etc.