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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit & Videos

A natural disaster can strike anywhere at any time, in any form, leaving in its wake damage and destruction that affects the financial well-being of survivors. Disaster survivors may be in disbelief, yet anxious to start to put the pieces back together. Resources are available to help survivors take steps toward financial recovery. 

The Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit discusses strategies and provides tools that can help disaster survivors move along the road towards financial recovery. The tools are designed to help families make decisions that are best for their family. Key strategies include documenting important details as well as documenting loss and damaged property for use with insurance claims and to claim property loss on income taxes. In addition, the Toolkit helps survivors assess their financial situation and start to make plans for long-term recovery.  Tools are also available to assess short-term and long-term housing options and review the possible assistance and resources that may be available for homeowners and renters.

The Toolkit is designed so that those financially impacted by a disaster can utilize the individual units or use the entire toolkit as their situation requires.  Download the Toolkit at

In addition, a series six just-in-time videos related to the content of the Tooolkit help families move toward financial recovery following a disaster.  The videos can be viewed at:

Local Contact: Terri Miller, County Extension Director,