1314 West Walnut,

Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Off: 217-245-9504

Fax: 217-245-2350  

Email: ecc@elmcity.org

Web page: www.elmcity.org

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Welcome to Elm City Center!

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A Community Based Agency Providing Work, Vocational, Residential and Social Services

We Work, We Live

  • We help people be independent and live in the community.
  • We serve over 200 people a day.
  • We have over 100,000 square feet of production space with 9 docks and over $500,000 of shrink-wrap packaging equipment. Our customers are in retail stores through out North America. We can provide specialized packaging in almost any volume.
  • We offer certified confidential shredding for documents.
  • We have residential programs throughout Jacksonville.
  • We have been nationally accredited by  CARF since 1972. See our 2016 results
  • We are very involved with community based services and activities


With winter here, we may occasionally close the work and day program operations on Walnut due to bad winter weather (heavy snow and/or extreme cold). We may also close early depending on winter storms coming our way. Our residential and case management programs never close. Generally, if Jacksonville School District 117 closes, we will close. Closure will be based on the safety of driving buses on the local roads or simply on severe temperature conditions. If District 117 is simply opening late due to weather, we will operate as usual. All our buses are stored inside during bad weather. They will be warm.

The decision to close will usually be done by 5:00am.

Radio: WEAI (107.1 FM)-WLDS (1180 AM)

              WJIL (1550 AM/102.9 FM)-WJVO (105.5 FM)

 TV: WICS Channel 20 Springfield

      (Channel 10 on Mediacom Cable)  

Ameren has been building a new power system in central Illinois for the last several years. One of their work staging areas for the Power Illinois Rivers project was in Jacksonville. AECOM was the managing group who coordinated the effort. They had offices at the former ACH plant. They contracted with Elm City to recycle their paper shortly after they started. It was a very good relationship. As the project began to wrap up, they offered to donate  a nice package of safety supplies, office equipment, and AEDs. It was extremely generous on their part and it hit many of the items we use. There were enough AEDs alone to provide emergency coverage in our homes and day programs. A special Thank You to Tony Shiverick and his crew at AECOM. 


We have some athletes doing very well in Special Olympics. Keisha Rout has been chosen as a Special Olympics 2018 track athlete for Seattle, Washington. Gary Crawley, Eldon Dixon, Travis Hamm and Vincent Lobby all traveled to Bismarck, North Dakota with the Wolverine’s Slow-Pitch Softball Team to participate in a 32 team Invitational Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament on August 18, 19 and 20, 2017.  Read more here.

Illinois Made, Illinois Proud CLICK On Picture for our story
WAND TV Channel 17 in Decatur recently did a story about Elm City and explained what we do. They learned about us through a story they had done on Serious Lip Balm and the efforts they took to get their product to market by using us. That led to the WAND reporter wanting to come to us. The story shows our work with two great customers: Serious and Reynolds Consumer Products. It is a very good, very positive piece that was broadcast throughout Central Illinois. Image result for Serious Lip Balm
GONE FOR GOOD  - We Are The Paper Shredders

You want it gone? We are the place.

We make paper gone. From a little bag of old checks to 20 tons of confidential records.

We shred to 1/4inch strips then ship it to recycling companies who return that paper to any of hundreds of products you use everyday.



The remodeling of our two most recent homes is done.  One home is 100% accessible by people in wheel chairs. The other will simply be a regular home. Both homes:

  • Are large, converted duplexes with four bedrooms. 

  • Have laundry facilities with washer and dryer

  • Each home will have 24 hour staff to assist with whatever needs to be done.

  • Are in nice, well maintained residential neighborhoods.

We are on the market for two more homes that meet the CILA requirements. By the time this is all done we will have 6 group homes and over 20 apartments throughout Jacksonville. We have been talking with DDD Transitions about people we know who moved from JDC and want to return to Jacksonville. We are also open to people on Puns, part of Ligas. or simply looking to transition from home to independence.

This home is 100% wheelchair accessible with very large bathroom, roll in 5 foot and 6 foot wide showers, an extra large kitchen, a covered outdoor deck, and large living areas. SEE SHILOH DETAILS

This home has an extra large kitchen, enclosed breezeway, two living rooms, a three car garage, and many closets. SEE WESTFAIR DETAILS

If you know someone with a disability who is looking for a residential setting or you simply want more information contact Vicky McGee or Cyndi Claussen at 217-245-9504.



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Revised - 1/10/2018