Community Partners: BCMW Community Services

BCMW Community Services

Serving Illinois individuals, families and children in Bond, Clinton, Marion and Washington counties since 1967.

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Our Mission

BCMW Community Services is dedicated to empowering individuals to overcome poverty in all its forms and manifestations.

We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Community Action Agency

BCMW Community Services was incorporated in 1967 and is a 501c (3) organization.

The agency  is governed by a fifteen-member tripartite board of directors with equal representation from public, private, and low-income entities.

In 1964 the War on Poverty began with the passage of President Lyndon Johnson’s Economic Opportunity Act. BCMW shortly thereafter started administering anti-poverty programs that provided access to support programs that continue today.

IACAA Member

BCMW is a member of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies (IACAA).

BCMW is one of thirty-five Community Action Agencies (CAA) in Illinois. All 102 Illinois counties are covered by a CAA. CAA’s provide anti-poverty programs to help stabilize the lives of low-income families and individuals through programs designed to reduce poverty and its manifested effects.

CAA’s provide anti-poverty programs to help stabilize the lives of low-income families and individuals through programs designed to reduce poverty and its manifested effects.   Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope,  improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.

BCMW Head Start/Early Head Start

BCMW Head Start is a federally funded, comprehensive child development program which strives to promote a rich, nurturing, learning environment for families of Bond, Clinton, Marion, Washington and Franklin Counties, offering exciting opportunities and ensuring the highest level of services.  We are committed to continuing the proud heritage of serving children and families that has been our trademark since 1965.

BCMW Head Start has a long tradition of delivering comprehensive and high quality services designed to foster development in low-income children. We are funded for 380 children in a 5 county area. We provide a range of individualized services in the areas of Education & Early Childhood Development; Medical, Dental & Mental Health; Nutrition; and Parent Engagement. In addition, the entire range of Head Start services is responsive and appropriate to each child and family’s developmental, ethnic, cultural and linguistic heritage and experiences.

Our program must adhere to specific Head Start Program Performance Standards, Regulations (Head Start Act) and DCFS Standards. These requirements define the services that we are to provide to the children and families we serve. They constitute the expectations and requirements that our program must meet. The standards are designed to ensure that goals and objectives are implemented successfully, that the Head Start philosophy continues to thrive, and that we maintain the highest possible quality in the provision of Head Start services.

PARENT ENGAGEMENT & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

BCMW Head Start program is family centered and designed to support parents as the most important influence in their child’s life. The program strives to meet the needs and interest of the families enrolled through a variety of activities, trainings and educational opportunities.

Head Start’s comprehensive approach to services is achieved through partnering with area social services agencies, local businesses, clubs, colleges, Pre-K programs, health service providers, community volunteers and public schools. These organizations and agencies have agreements and/or memorandums of understanding with our program.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and fund our mission.

Bond County Outreach Office

502 South 3rd Street

Greenville, IL  62246

618.664.3309

Monday – Thursday  8am – 4pm

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