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Our Mission:
Turning lives around...

Our Vision:
The South Side Office of Concern strives to provide people with the opportunity to help themselves toward self-sufficiency. We seek to be recognized by our consumers and the community as an organization of integrity and compassion, providing leadership and offering service. We believe that the dedication and the collective abilities of staff and volunteers enable us to deliver service in an effective manner and to be responsive to the needs of our diverse community.

Our Values:

  • Service
  • Social Justice
  • Dignity
  • Empowerment
  • Diversity
  • Integrity


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Questions? Contact Kristen Berchtold at 309-222-2751 or kberchtold@southsideofficeofconcern.org

Welcome!

The South Side Office of Concern’s mission of “Turning Lives Around” reflects our long history of serving populations of individuals who have limited resources and support systems, including those with mental health challenges, intellectual disabilities and other special needs. In addition to the economic challenges these individuals face, a disability often further impacts access to employment, adequate housing, and services to address special needs.

SSOC is committed to providing comprehensive, supportive services to our most vulnerable citizens who face great challenges. Our primary goal is to end homelessness and provide the individuals, families and veterans we serve with a warm, safe place to live independently – and away from the dangers of the streets. We work with them to set and achieve goals, make healthy life choices, find employment, build skills, and become stable, self-sufficient members of society.

SSOC would not be able to fulfill its mission without the generous support of our friends. Whether you give your time, donate goods and services, or a make financial contribution – your support will make an impact! Please join us in our effort to end homelessness by turning lives around!

202 NE Madison Ave.
Peoria, IL 61602
P:309-674-7310
F:309-674-9652