Christian County Community Resources

Serving the cities of Assumption, Pana and Taylorville, Illinois

Christian County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA)

Education Opportunities

Five of the nine classes listed below are provided free of charge. If there is a certification card attached to the class, a fee is collected through the certifying agency. (Ex. American Red Cross).

Generally, all that is needed for a off site class presentation is a location that can seat a 20-30 person audience, and a projection screen.

To schedule a class, simply contact the CCEMA office phone at 820-0912.
Several helpful reference websites are included.

CPR for the Adult, Child and Infant$20.00/Student
Basic First Aid$20.00/Student
First Aid for the Professional Rescuer$20.00/Student
First Responder$40.00/Student
Basic National Incident Management System (NIMS) Compliance$20.00/Student
Hazardous Materials Awareness$100.00/Class
Severe Weather Outreach-“Are you prepared, and what happens locally?”Free of Charge
Basic Severe Weather SpottingFree of Charge
Disaster Exercise AssistanceFree of Charge

DHS Family Community Resource Center in Christian County

Family Community Resource Center
1100 N Cheney St Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: (217) 824-3389
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Monday - Friday (except state holidays)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Family Community Resource Centers have temporarily closed. For Cash, SNAP & Medical Assistance, please visit or call 1-833-234-6343.

Taylorville Food Pantry

A volunteer operated food pantry providing nutritious food assistance with a compassionate heart.

Available monthly to residents in the Taylorville Area.


1429 E Main Cross
Taylorville, Illinois 62568


Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Thursday: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


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:
Illinois 2-1-1

For assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic and other resources, click here

Christian County Public Libraries

Assumption Public Library District
205 North Oak Street
Assumption, IL 62510
Assumption Public Library District

Carnegie-Schuyler Library
303 East Second Street
Pana, IL 62557
Carnegie-Schuyler Library

Kitchell Memorial Library
300 South East 5Th Street
Morrisonville, IL 62546
Kitchell Memorial Library

Stonington Township Public Library
500 East North Street
Stonington, IL 62567
Stonington Township Public Library

Taylorville Public Library
121 West Vine Street
Taylorville, IL 62568
Taylorville Public Library

Christian County Health Department

The Mission of the Christian County Health Department is to ensure a safe environment, water and food supply; prevent injury; slow the spread of communicable diseases; increase personal health responsibility; for ALL residents of Christian County, Illinois.


902 W Springfield Rd,

Taylorville, IL 62568

COVID-19 Information

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living

The Illinois Medicaid waiver that helps pay for some assisted living costs is referred to as the Supportive Living Program (SLP). It pays for personal care services, housekeeping, meals, exercise programs, medication supervision and assistance, and 24-hour staff to ensure residents’ scheduled and unscheduled needs are met. Residents are responsible for room and board costs.

Who Is Eligible?

Residents interested in applying for the SLP must meet the following age, financial, and functional requirements:

  • Age 65 or older or have a physical disability
  • Monthly income must be equal to or greater than the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) rate of $750 for single residents or $1,125 for married residents (as of 2018)
  • Eligible for nursing home care but choose to receive care in an AL environment

If eligible, all of your monthly income except for $90 will go to the assisted living facility.

How to Apply

To apply for the SLP, residents or their legal representative should contact the ALF, and they will help complete the appropriate assessments and paperwork. Not all facilities accept the waiver, so be sure to ask if they are an SLP participant.

Interested applicants who would like more information about SLP or those with questions about an ALF, can also call the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Bureau of Long-Term Care at (217) 782-0545 or (844) 528-8444.

Find more ways to finance assisted living here