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About Us

Project NOW provides a broad range of services to help meet basic needs and achieve self-sufficiency.

We strive to eliminate the causes of poverty through strategic initiatives and alleviate the negative conditions where poor people live through strategic partnerships. We work towards our mission by addressing issues of poverty and aging in Rock Island, Henry, and Mercer Counties in Illinois. Our services include Head Start kindergarten readiness for 330 children ages 3-5 years; utility assistance for over 7000 households; food assistance; rent and deposit assistance; transitional housing; permanent, safe, affordable, housing; emergency needs assistance (dental, car repairs); emergency furnace repair/replacement; and Weatherization services. We also serve over 2000 Seniors with home-delivered meals, congregate meal sites, information and assistance, and door-to-door transportation through our RIM Rural Transit program. Project Now is one of over 1000 Community Action Agencies that cover nearly every county in America. Community Action Agencies sprang from the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 officially declaring a War on Poverty. 

Our Mission: We strengthen communities by helping people help themselves and one another.

Our Vision: We envision the whole community working hand in hand to meet human needs, protect human dignity and restore hope.