Western Egyptian is a not for profit service organization which was chartered in 1965, with an eighteen member board of directors, serving Jackson, Monroe, Perry, and Randolph Counties. The board consists of public officials, low- income representatives and members of major organizations and groups of the community. Western Egyptian provides a range of services and activities which utilize all available resources to deal with problems of the low income and disadvantaged residents.
To stimulate a better focusing of all available Local, State, Private, and Federal Resources upon the goal of enabling low-income families, and low income individuals of all ages to attain the skills, knowledge, motivations, and to secure the opportunities needed for them to become self-sufficient
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program is here to help individuals with their utility bill.
The Weatherization Program helps lower your homes energy costs through energy savings measures.
Head Start gives your children and family the advantage of early childhood learning.
We have several programs: Home Buyer’s Assistance, Home Rehab Assistance Program.
AUTHORIZED AMEREN PAYMENT CENTERS:
Jackson County – Schnucks – 915 W. Main, Carbondale – Phone: 618.351.0463
Randolph County – Rozier’s Country Mart – 800 Chester Center, Chester – Phone: 618.826.4564
Or The Best Way – Call Ameren Direct and make payment by phone with a debit/credit card- 1.800.755.5000
The Following Schedule is for Heating Assistance:
September 1st – Elderly and Disabled.
October 1st – Households with children under 6 years old
and Emergency Furnace Assistance available.
November 1st – open enrollment.
Applications will be taken on a First Come First Serve basis except in Monroe County where appointments can be made by calling the Western Egyptian LIHEAP Office at 618-443-5231.