IMPORTANT PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING ERBA OPERATIONS AND COVID-19
Updated COVID-19 Procedures for ERBA
All ERBA outreach offices are open. We are limiting the number of people per household attending appointments to two (2) adults. Appointments are still necessary. If you walk-in, an appointment will be made for you. The option for appointments to be completed by telephone or electronic means is still available, but again, an appointment will be necessary to complete this. The ability to do a pre-application from our website is still available, and you will still have the ability to provide the needed documentation electronically once you are informed what is required.
The ERBA Senior Centers in Crawford, Jasper and Richland Counties will re-open for on-site meals on July 6, 2021. Until then, we will continue to provide meals by home-delivery and carry-out to all those requesting them. On and after July 6, individuals must meet the homebound requirements in order to be eligible to receive home delivered meals. Please call the Senior Centers by noon the day before if you would like to receive a meal.
We will ask that you continue to use hand sanitizer when visiting our locations. Masks will be provided for anyone wishing to wear one. ERBA will continue its cleaning and sanitizing procedures as we’ve done throughout the pandemic.
We want to thank you all for your patience and understanding as we all have worked through the past year together. Thank you, and continue to be safe and healthy!
ERBA Mission Statement:
The Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc. is dedicated to serving the needs of at-risk, low-income individuals and families. The common goal of all programs within the agency is to foster community involvement, professional partnerships, and trust between all entities. The agency and staff members are committed to providing life skills that will assist individuals and families to attain a higher level of stability, self-sufficiency and a better quality of life.
Chartered in 1965, the Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc. is an Illinois Not for Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation dedicated to providing services to address the needs of the low-income communities in the nine county area served by the Agency. ERBA is a Community Action Agency organized to administer grants and other programming for the target population of low-income citizens of all ages. ERBA provides services and administers grants for the following counties: Clark, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Jasper, Lawrence, and Richland.
ERBA is governed by a Board of Directors composed of Public Officials, Low Income Representatives, and Representatives of the Private Sector. The Board strives in its endeavors to promote the interest of the communities in which ERBA is operating, with an emphasis on empowering low-income individuals to achieve self-sufficiency.
Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc. (ERBA) and all programs administered therein, as a not-for-profit corporation funded by the state and federal monies, shall be totally committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and full equity of opportunity, regardless of race, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex, age, national origin, political affiliation or belief. ERBA will comply with the provisions of:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended;
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975;
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended;
Illinois Human Rights Act, as amended;
Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987;
The US DOL regulations at 29 CFR Parts 31 and 32; and
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.