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woman1.jpgMAX - Macon County Assistance eXchange

First United Methodist Church
201 W. North
Decatur, IL 62521
217.423.7349

Regular Hours Open Monday - Thursday, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

What is MAX?

MAX is a joint effort of area religious organizations to give monetary support to persons in the community who have emergency financial needs. MAX provides a systematic way to verify needs and provides a central location for persons seeking assistance. MAX also works with AmerenIP to distribute the funding through the "Warm Neighbors, Cool Friends Program," which assists persons with payment of their winter power bills. Thousands of families in Macon County have been helped through this program since 1996.

How does MAX work?

Volunteers assist applicants with needed information on the applications. A screening committee of dedicated volunteers reviews the applications and makes appropriate decisions and grants requests up to $300. The MAX Coordinator will let those who cannot be helped know via a letter. Checks to vendors or landlords will be issued when a request is approved. The Coordinator also works with other service providers, making referrals and sharing other agency services with applicants.

A few guidelines to remember:

  • MAX can only grant up to $300 per application.
  • A person can be helped more than once. However, 365 days must pass before he or she may be granted assistance again.
  • This program relies on donations from religious organizations and individuals. When funds are depleted, no applications can be filled until money is available again.

How can you help?

Donations to the program are always needed and welcomed. Please send your donation to:

MAX Program
Dove, Inc.
302 S. Union, Decatur, IL 62522

Volunteers are also needed to assist the Coordinator. Duties include greeting applicants, assisting applicants with application process and general office need such as filing, copying, data entry, etc.

If you would like more information about MAX or would like a speaker about the program, please contact the MAX office at 423-7349 or by e-mail at dove@doveinc.org.


DAX - DeWitt County Assistance eXchange

803 W. Leander
Clinton, IL 61727
217.935.6619

Open Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

What is DAX?

DAX provides emergency financial assistance in DeWitt County and is funded through the DeWitt County United Way and individual gifts. The "help program" is administered through the Clinton office by a volunteer advisor board.

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