South Side Office of Concern
- Social Services
South Side Office of Concern (SSOC) is a not-for-profit social service agency providing services in Peoria and the surrounding area to people with limited resources and support systems, including those with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and other special needs.
SSOC currently serves approximately 700 individuals annually with the following programs:
• Supportive Housing Services seek to end homelessness by providing safe, affordable housing and on-site services that empower residents to increase their independence, improve their quality of life, and maintain their housing on a permanent basis. Providing a place to live is only the beginning. SSOC works to ensure each family or individual is able to maintain their home with services and support dedicated to helping each build the self-sufficiency and the skills they need to change their lives.
• Homeless Outreach Program reaches out to the homeless population where they congregate – both on the street and at other points of access. The goal is to help the families and individuals find safe housing, meet daily living needs, and access the care and services that can improve their lives.
• Community Support Services assists individuals with disabilities and special needs who reside independently in the community. Services provided enable individuals to maintain their independent living situation and achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency.
• The Richland Community Development Project focuses on communtiy development and revitalization in the Richland neighborhood of East Peoria.