Western Egyptian takes the safety and welfare of our customers and staff seriously. We are taking steps to make sure we can continue to serve you and maintain the health and safety of you, our staff and our associates as our nation deals with the COVID-19 pandemic.

For further details on how our programs are dealing with the issue please click here for our services page.

For further details on CDC recommendations for dealing with the virus please click here.

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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

Energy Assistance

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

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.


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:

Click here for when you can apply

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.

See “Housing Counseling Works” Page