About Us

Our Staff

Karen Yanase, Executive Director

Email: ivfc@frontiernet.net


Rashi Woods, Administrative Assistant

Email: rashiwoods@frontier.com

Our Location

The Illinois Valley Family Coalition is located off of 535 East River Street behind Early Head Start and right next to Head Start. We are across the street from the Illinois Valley Senior Center. 

Our Mission

The Illinois Valley Family Coalition is a community organization helping those in need. We do this by providing prevention, education, advocacy and referral services in partnership with other community resources. 

Community Services

Programs & Services Available for Qualifying IV Residents


  • Laundry/Shower/Clothing Voucher
  • Emergency Food
  • Birth Certificate
  • Identification Card 
  • Assist with Job Search
  • Applying for Unemployment and other resources
  • Resume Building
  • Public Computers


Our Partners