Social Services

For the retirees, July 27-Aug. 3, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.


New leader chosen for area agency

DANVILLE — A long-time educator from St. Louis has been hired as the chief executive officer of the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency.

The Danville-based agency's board announced this week the selection of Angele Thibodeaux Burns. Her appointment is effective immediately, according to the announcement.


For the retirees, July 20-27, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.


Family aims to help children in Africa

CHAMPAIGN — The way Annette Donnelly sees it, all kids deserve a chance to grow up feeling special.

But, she says, "it's hard to do that if you don't feel loved."


Domestic violence victims can seek advice from 'Virtual Legal Clinic'

Victims in Vermilion County will soon be able to get free advice from Chicago lawyers

DANVILLE — A program to help domestic violence victims get limited legal advice is about to open in Vermilion County.


Dozens take part in 'Walk As One'

URBANA — A sheriff's lieutenant, an Urbana mom, a principal, a school board member and an alderman walked down the street together Tuesday afternoon.

While the five came from different walks of life, they were huddled for a cause.

They were among dozens of groups that took park in Urbana's first neighborhood "Walk as One."


For the retirees, July 13-20, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Services of Champaign County.


'They can come out here and have fun and just be a kid'

MONTICELLO — It's close to lunchtime, and the aroma of barbecue chicken wafts through air at 4-H Memorial Park, making campers' stomach growl.

Ashley Audo sits on a picnic table outside the dining hall with 19 other 11- and 12-year-olds. She's hungry.


Methodist churches join forces for Habitat house

CHAMPAIGN — Nine Methodist churches in Champaign County will start construction Saturday on a home for a Champaign family.

The churches have been working on this project, an "angel build" for Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County, for the past year to raise the money, round up the volunteers and line up child care and meals for workers.


Laura Lee Fellowship aims to make up for lost United Way funding

Leaders 'really disappointed' at United Way snub

DANVILLE — Laura Lee Fellowship House leaders are vowing to keep the 100-year-old community organization going despite losing its United Way allocation, which they've counted on for years.


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