Bella Ease

About Us

Our Approach

Our Vision

To cultivate a society where all people can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.

Our Mission

To inspire hope and empower people by creating opportunities for positive change.

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

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

Cheryl Coulson

Teen Reach Program Coordinator

Phone: 217-223-1927

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

Bella Ease Becomes A Non-Profit Organization

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

Teen Reach Wins Humanitarian Award

Cornerstone Foundation for Families selects the Quincy Teen Reach program to receive the Humanitarian Award for 2016.

Now a Family Advocacy Center

We became a Family Advocacy Center and start Family Focus to assist families in Adams County involved or at risk of being involved with DCFS.

Work & Community Programs Added

The Work Focus program begins to connect those searching for work with stable job through local employers. Community Services becomes a focus with the addition of a program to highlight local youth services, and the need for a community center. 

Building and Program Expansion

2 Buildings are purchased and renovated at 7th & Broadway. For the first time, all programs are housed at one locations. Programming increases to include CARES, Freedom School, JTED, ACE, Second Chance, and more. 

May 9, 2023
Founders awarded the Joe Bonansinga Award

Cheryl and Dennis Williams were awarded the Joe Bonansinga Community Service Award for leading by example through selfless service and dedication to better our community.

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.