Bella Ease

About Us

Our Approach

Our Vision

Help empower and build healthy families and thriving children at home, at school and at work.

Our Mission

Help build a neighborhood where children and families have immediate and long-lasting change in education, food securities, healthcare and workforce development.

Meet Our Team

Cheryl Williams

Executive Director

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 204

Dennis Williams

Program Director

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 201

Rhonda Brinks-Long

Employment Services Director

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 207

Cheryl Coulson

Teen Reach Program Coordinator

Phone: 217-223-1927

Lori DeVerger

Operations Manager

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 210

Natosha DeWeese

Second Change Program Coordinator

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 203

Gabrielle Esselman

Youth Services Director

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 213

Dorinda Smith

Family Services Director

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 205

Brittney Thrower

Freedom School Coordinator

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 222

Nicole Willis

Administrative Director

Phone: 217-209-0632 ext 202

Employment at Bella Ease

We are always looking for people with a heart to serve the community. If you would like to join our team, please check out the open positions on our Employment page, or send a copy of your resume to 

Our History

June 2014
Bella Ease Becomes A Non-Profit Organization

Bella Ease incorporated as a non-profit 501 (c)3 to administer three programs: Quincy Teen Reach, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and College Bound

June 2018
Now a Family Advocacy Center

We are asked to became a Family Advocacy Center. Bella Ease started Family Focus to assist families in Adams County whose children have been removed or are at risk of being removed.

February 2019
Work Focus Program Added

Collaborations begin with local employers to connect those  searching for work with stable jobs. Work Focus becomes one of our core programs thanks to IL Charitable Trust Fund. 

May 2019
Healthy Communities Partnerships Begin

A Healthy Communities grant allows us to begin partnering with organizations like BASF, Quincy University, and Gardner Camp to bring more STEM opportunities to Quincy youth.

October 2019
New Grant for Community Planning

Community services became a focus with the addition a program that highlights local youth services and the need for a community trauma center. 

Our Partners

At Bella Ease, our goal is to create lasting change in the community, but we can’t do it alone. Many local organizations, churches and individuals help support us in our mission. If you would like to partner with us, please reach out or visit our donation page.

We are incredibly thankful for the generosity of the organizations listed below that have supported our programs through the years.