Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Feb. 19-25, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 Service of Champaign County.

Religion calendar, Feb. 17-23, 2017

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EVENTS

Champaign council OKs funding for temporary men's shelter

CHAMPAIGN — After financial issues caused two of the city's men's shelters to close, the Champaign City Council on Tuesday initially approved one-time funding with the United Way of Champaign County for an emergency shelter.

Salt Fork students' project has heart and sole

SIDELL — Unlike some of his female classmates, Salt Fork Junior High seventh-grader Carter Ridge never gave much thought to shoes — his or anyone else's.

That changed late last month when two teachers launched a project to help provide closed-toe shoes to children in Uganda and, by doing so, help them lead healthier lives.

Top of the Morning, Feb. 15, 2017

On Jan. 19, members of the Lions Club screened 15 children for vision disorders inside a Champaign Head Start classroom. It was the kickoff to a yearlong project with the goal of testing every Head Start student in Champaign County.

"We think we could have a major impact on the community," Lions Club member Jay Hoeflinger said.

New group looks to raise $1 million for county nursing home

URBANA — Champaign County's financially ailing nursing home has a new group of friends, and they're looking to grow.

Consultant recommends nursing home reorganize as nonprofit

URBANA — Contending that "the current operational model is not working," a consultant recommends that the Champaign County Nursing Home be reorganized as a new, nonprofit corporation with sponsorship by other local health care businesses.

Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker / Family Life: Child Care Resource Service full of good help

By CHELSEY BYERS GERSTENECKER

Sometimes when I connect with a community agency, I hear them say something so familiar: "I feel like we are the best-kept secret."

That is why I occasionally like to highlight a community resource. This month, I want to highlight the Child Care Resource Service.

For the retirees, Feb. 12-18, 2017

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, 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 Service of Champaign County.

Today's a good day to connect with 2-1-1

CHAMPAIGN — If you haven't heard of 2-1-1, the United Way of Champaign County hopes you'll take note of it today — the one day of the year the number to call for help matches the date on the calendar.

The 2-1-1 assistance line has gotten more than 2,500 calls a year for each of the last two years, the agency said. But it could be receiving more.