Benld Senior Center has a New Location at the Gillespie Civic Center

115 Macoupin St., Gillespie, IL 62033     217-839-1399

Agency Video

Click the button to watch the Agency Video!

Click Here

What is the Head Start Advantage? Click Here

Find Out More About the Head Start Program

Click Here for More Info


1-844-TRI-RIDE or 1-844-874-7433

Serving Jersey, Greene, and Calhoun Counties

More Info Here

Important Updates

New items have been added on October 5, 2017

IVEDC upcoming senior center events

Get Involved HERE

October Senior Center Event Calendars

    Check out October 2017 Event Calendars for our Senior Centers!  Silver Strands Senior Center October 2017 Event Calendar Carlinville Senior Center October 2017 Event Calendar Gillespie Senior Center October 2017 Event Calendar Jerseyville Senior Center October...
Read More

Request for CoC Project

Request for CoC Projects To learn more click the button below!
Read More

Special Olympics

Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation Rehabilitation Center competed in the Illinois Special Olympics on June 9, 10, and 11 2017 at Illinois State University. They had a wonderful time competing in the running long jump. games and even won some medals! Our...
Read More

Medicare & Drug Plan Seminar

Bryan Padget from Illinois Department of Aging came and spoke to our seniors at Jerseyville Senior Center and Greene County Senior Center on Friday June 9, 2017. He explained to the senior how Medicare effects them and informed them on how and when to pick the best...
Read More


Check out our slideshow video!
Read More

Learn more about LIHEAP

Learn more About how LIHEAP (Low Income Energy Assistance Program) can help you.
Read More

Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

See what we are working on and check out things that are coming up.

Past Events

A community experience and call to action. Get more information!



Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies.



Learn more about what we do!

Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation is organized as a charitable and educational organization that exists to serve the community, through programs to assist low-income, disabled, elderly, and individuals and families in need. IVEDC acts to receive, plan, coordinate, and administer Federal, State, local and private resources towards education, employment and training, housing, energy, food and nutrition, developmental training, transportation, resource coordination, and other such related needs. IVEDC shall be a catalyst and advocate for the interest of its clients in order to improve lives and enrich communities.

Tri-County Rural Transit: We DRIVE – YOU RIDE!

1-844-TRI-RIDE or 1-844-874-7433

Serving Jersey, Greene, and Calhoun Counties

Partially funded by a grant from AAAL, Older Americans Act, Illinois Department of Aging

TRI-COUNTY RURAL TRANSIT is public transportation and Medicaid approved provider for non-emergency transport for everyone.  It promotes economic development within our region, which is affordable, accessible and provides community and environmental well-being. Tri-County Rural Transit is a door-to-door, demand response and deviated route service.

Administrative Office

Phone: (217) 839-4431

Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation
223 South Macoupin Street
P.O. Box 88
Gillespie, IL 62033-0088