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DHS Family Community Resource Center in St Clair/East St Louis Details Page

DHS Family Community Resource Center in St Clair/East St Louis
225 N 9th St
East Saint Louis, IL - 62201
(618) 583-2300
Fax Number: (618) 583-2414

DHS Family Community Resource Center in St Clair/East St Louis Details

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps), is known federally as SNAP. This program provides food assistance to low income families. Individuals must apply for the program and provide all the required supporting documentation.

If approved, individuals will receive a monthly electronic benefit on the Illinois Link Card, which is similar to a debit card, and can be used to purchase food items at authorized grocery stores and other retailers. The amount of benefit will depend on the number of individuals living in the household, monthly expenses, and other relevant factors.  


SNAP benefits can be used to purchase:

  • Any food or food product for human consumption
  • Seeds and plants for use in home gardens to produce food


SNAP benefits cannot be used to purchase:

  • Hot foods ready to eat
  • Food intended to be heated in the store
  • Lunch counter items or foods to be eaten in the store
  • Vitamins or medicines
  • Pet foods
  • Any nonfood items (except seeds and plants)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tobacco


Eligibility:

  • Proof of your identity
  • Proof of your residence
  • Proof of Social Security numbers for all people on your application
  • Other types of documents depending on your circumstances


Additional Programs:

  • Cash Assistance
  • Child Care
  • Health & Medical
  • Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Youth Services


For additional information, please contact the Toll Free Number 1-800-843-6154.



Mission Statement To assist Illinois residents to achieve self-sufficiency, independence and health to the maximum extent possible by providing integrated family-oriented services, promoting prevention and establishing measurable outcomes in partnership with communities.

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday closed
  • Sunday closed

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