Family Counseling Center, Inc. to Help
185 Families Affected by Cairo Housing Crisis

Family Counseling Center, Inc. has set up a fund to help 185 families that are being evicted from the McBride and Elmwood Apartments in Cairo, Illinois. To receive monetary assistance for the purchase of household goods, individuals will need to present 1 form of ID (i.e., state ID, driver’s license, social security card, birth certificate, or mail showing current address) to verify that they are a resident of the housing complexes. A needs assessment will be completed with each individual to ensure the purchase is necessary and within reason. Requests for assistance will be processed at the following location:

FCC office in Alexander CountyAlexander County Outpatient Office

1401 Washington Avenue    Cairo, Illinois 62914

For assistance or additional information, please call (618) 734-2665.


Donate to the Cairo Housing Crisis Fund…

Family Counseling Center, Inc. is currently accepting monetary donations of any amount to help with this initiative, as we do not have space to store household items. All monetary donations are tax deductible. If you would like to contribute, please click on the “Donate” button below:

NOTE: You may donate money via PayPal or with a personal Debit or Credit Card. You do not need a PayPal account to donate. If paying by Debit or Credit Card, simply choose the Debit/Credit Card option in the check out window.


Learn more about the housing crisis in Cairo from the following articles:

  • ‘Time to go’ — Some parents prepare to move from Cairo, view HUD’s decision as positive for their children. Read more >>
  • Before Senate panel, HUD Secretary Carson says Cairo is a ‘dying community’ with limited options. Read more >>