Faith in Action® - Edwardsville/Glen Carbon
      "A Neighbor's Independence Depends on You."

 


Edwardsville FIA - Logo pictures
 

Edwardsville FIA contact info.
Email:  fiagc@yahoo.com

Our story

Faith in Action® Edwardsville/Glen Carbon was organized in response to the growing population of older Americanshelping wash dishes and the recognition that we must find  ways to help that population continue to remain independent. A recent community assessment by United Way identified the need for greater access to health care as one of the key issues facing seniors in Madison County. Faith in Action®® helps to meet this need with our assisted transportation service. We are helping to provide seniors in our community with access to health care, enabling them to attend their medical appointments in a timely manner.  While the need for all of our services is ongoing, studies indicate there will be an even greater need in the future. The U.S. Census Bureau predicts that by the year 2035, the 65+ age group will swell to nearly 70 million people or about 20% of the population. Faith in Action®® Edwardsville/Glen Carbon plans to continue providing services to the growing number of seniors. It is our goal to be available when you, your family or someone you know is in need. To keep our services alive and growing, we need both .financial donations and volunteers from the community. Please join us in our efforts. Your support means that Faith in Action®® will be here when you or someone you care about needs us. 


Who we are:

holding elderly handFaith in Action® Edwardsville/Glen Carbon is a volunteer-based ecumenical organization which works with the community to provide services that support the independence and well-being of seniors and individuals with special needs. All of our services are provided by volunteers at no cost to the recipient. Our reputation has been built on the willingness of our volunteers to provide personal, responsive, and caring service. Faith in Action®® volunteers are trained to assist individuals in achieving small victories. Most of all, volunteers provide a sense of caring and respect for the individual, because we believe that…

 

The whole law is summed up in a single commandment, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’  
Galations 5:14


Services we offer:

  • Shopping for groceries

  • Providing rides to medical appointments

  • Doing light housekeeping
  • Providing companionship through visiting or phoning
  • Running errands

  • Providing respite care /relief for family care givers

  • Providing information and answers about other services in the community

Areas we serve:
 

  • Edwardsville
  • Glen Carbon
  • Hamel
  • Holiday Shores
  • Midway
  • Dorsey
  • Worden


FIA Edwardsville/Glen Carbon is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) organization.  Your contribution is tax deductible.

 

“Partial funding is received from the Area Agency on Aging of Southwestern Illinois.  Faith in Action® does not discriminate in admission to programs or activities or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with appropriate State and Federal statutes.  If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint by calling FIA at the number above or the Area Agency on Aging at 618-222-2561.”