The Tri-County Interagency Council (TCIC) began in 2011 as an idea from Peoria Housing Authority’s Access to Resource and Referral Opportunities (ARRO) program. It was first known as Peoria County Interagency Council (PCIC) though as an all-inclusive council was quickly changed to embrace the neighboring counties of Woodford and Tazewell. The purpose of the TCIC was and is to provide a one-stop shop for social service professionals to exchange information, ideas, and experiences in an open forum. The bi-laws of the council were established in March of 2012. Meetings were then established on a quarterly basis being the third Wednesday of the meeting month.
Since its conception the idea has flourished and seen many influential and important agencies come together to network and share information. Recently, the TCIC has encouraged support of the Coming Together to Get Ahead program to help individuals break the cycle of poverty in our communities. The TCIC will continue to function as an all-inclusive open forum to encourage agency collaboration, information sharing, networking and professional partnerships.
Purpose and Mission
Our purpose is to promote and provide a quarterly forum for all tri-county social service professionals to meet and exchange information, ideas and experiences and to increase and promote the quality of human services in our communities. This forum creates one network that works collaboratively to help others more efficiently in the tri-county area. The tri-county area includes Peoria, Tazewell, and Woodford Counties.
Our mission is to develop a better knowledge of existing human service agencies and services by buildings bridges of collaboration with human service organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses to foster improved community outcomes. TCIC creates a bridge of opportunity, networking, collaboration and partnership.