To help low income and senior citizens enhance their dignity and quality of life by providing skills, knowledge, and the power of work through community-based coordinated services.
As a multipurpose agency offering diverse services throughout Decatur and Macon County, DMCOC is committed to providing assistance; support and training that will lead individuals and families to self-sufficiency. We provide a collaborative partnership with organizations that provide support or services, including governmental entities, public and private sources that are willing to reinvest in the people and the community. The goal is to foster self-sufficiency and pride so all persons can share in the social and economic prosperity of our community. DMCOC will continue to grow and develop new strategies to accomplish the goal of self-sufficient community.
The population of Macon County has continued to decline since 1970. The 2010 Census shows the Macon County population at 110,768 and the 2000 Census shows the population as 114,706, which is a reduction in population of 3,938 or 3.4% over the last 10-year period. The persons living below poverty in Macon County according to the 2010 Census is 15.7% and is considerably higher than the State poverty rate of 12.6%. Of those 22.3% had children under 18, 26% had children under 5, 3.8% were married couples, 43.6% were single parent households. Macon County’s unemployment rate for May 2014 was 9.1%, which is significantly higher than the State unemployment rate of 7.2%.
Plans for the Future
Thanks to a generous grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, DMCOC is currently constructing a new facility that will house all of our programs, offices, Senior Center, and Head Start classrooms. We anticipate moving into the new facility located at 360 E. Marietta St. around January of 2021.
In The News
The CONNECT DECATUR | VETERANS STAND DOWN is a once-a-year community event that offers access to resources and services for everyone, all under one roof! This year’s event will be held at the BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF DECATUR on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 from 10AM-2PM, and the best part—it’s FREE! Check out the CONNECT […]
Decatur – Bringing together two longtime Decatur social service agencies under one roof took a big step forward Thursday, as organizers had a ceremonial groundbreaking of an 80,000 square-foot-headquarters of Baby Talk and Decatur Macon County Opportunities on a parcel northeast of downtown Decatur. To read more about this visit the article on The Herald […]
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Commits an Additional $25 Million to Add an Early Childhood and Community Center to the Foundation-Funded Community Care Campus Currently Under Construction Decatur, IL (April 4, 2019) – The Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced a new $25 million commitment to build a combined Early Childhood, Senior, and Community […]
Board of Directors
Tara Murray – Executive Director
- Andrew Weatherford, President
- Antonio Brown, Vice President
- Dorothy McFadden-Parker, Treasurer
- Carol Jontry, Assistant Treasurer
- Abbey Bradford, Secretary
- Michael Diggs
- Richelle Irons
- Georgette Page
- Carmin Ross
- Marty Watkins
- Marquita Pipes
- Laquitta Ford
- Doris Anison
- Tara Murray, Executive Director
- Karla Jordan, Energy Services Director
- Jenny Morse, Senior Services Director
- Joe Gray, Fiscal Officer
- Amy Marsh, Community Services Director
- Kim Brummett, Head Start Director