Family Outreach
Community Center​

410 E Main St. 

Stronghurst, IL 61480

309 924-1872 


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Julie Meloan Bell

Julie grew up in Henderson County. An education major at Monmouth College, she went back to  school and spent 25 years in the medical field. After welcoming countless babies into the world, Julie now welcomes the community into the Family Outreach Community Center. She has volunteered in the community by helping with the school district's literacy program, the Alzheimer's Association, Relay for Life, Reach to Recovery, Des Moines County Historical Society, religious education and has been a Hospice volunteer since 1995. She is Mom to Cassidy, Dylan and Evan, and owned by 2 senior chihuahuas, Skippy and Lola. 

"I'm excited to be back in the county that I grew up in. It's been fun getting reaquainted with the friendly people of Henderson County. If I haven't met you, please stop in and introduce yourself! If we are already friends, please come in and say hi!"

Jennifer Salyers

Jennifer was raised in Beardstown and Pekin, IL. Previously, Jennifer was a tax preparer for H&R Block. She has extended her service in 2019, and has been promoted to a VISTA Leader. She is excited to expand her responsibilities in our community and the state os Illinois. She lives in Stronghurst with her children Becca, Bryce and Brooklynn, her husband Daniel, and their 2 cats and dog. FOCC is happy to have Jen as our Food Security Coordinator.

Board of Directors

NAME                                        HOMETOWN           CAREER AFFILIATION

Chair Meredith Alexander      Biggsville, IL            Buzzard Glory Farm

Director Travis Pence               Stronghurst, IL        Stronghurst Collision & Refinish                  

Director Dan Potts                    Biggsville, IL            Crop Insurance Specialist

Director Melissa Livermore      Stronghurst, IL         Livermore Farms

Director Hannah Alecock       Oquawka, IL          DD Homes Network

Director Amy Gipe                   Stronghurst, IL        Regional Office of Education 33 

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