Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Jan. 27-Feb. 3, 2019

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

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

Religion calendar, Jan. 25-Feb. 1, 2019

To submit items, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Danville AMBUCS accepting nominations for 86th annual First Citizen Award

DANVILLE — The Danville Chapter of AMBUCS is accepting nominations for its 86th annual First Citizen Award.

The award is given to a Danville area man or woman who has contributed significantly to the betterment of the community through a single or multiple projects, personally or professionally.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 24-31, 2019

EVENTS

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Eighth annual event's sights set well beyond One Winter Night

CHAMPAIGN — C-U at Home's eighth annual One Winter Night event will help raise money for the organization to take over the operation of the men's winter emergency shelter later this year.

A nonprofit agency that helps the homeless of Champaign-Urbana, C-U at Home is hoping this year's One Winter Night will raise $250,000, according to Executive Director Rob Dalhaus.

For the retirees, Jan. 20-27, 2019

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, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

First Followers bring firsthand experience to helping those fresh out of prison

CHAMPAIGN — For many who step out of a prison cell and back into the world only to find communities that look nothing like what they remember, "success depends on tenacity."

That's what First Followers Peer Mentor Coordinator Tammy Bond tells anyone who walks through the doors of east Champaign's Bethel AME Church looking for help.

Religion calendar, Jan. 18-25, 2019

To submit items, visit news-gazette.com/living and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.

Even off the clock, community-service award winner never stops helping others

CHAMPAIGN — Alissia Young's three adult kids like to joke with her about always being at a meeting.

One day, it's chairing the city of Champaign's Human Relations Commission. Another, it's presiding over the National Council of Negro Women's local section.

Or it's the Ministerial Alliance of Champaign-Urbana. Or a local city council meeting.

Program battling child hunger in Danville gets $5,000 from Balloons Over Vermilion

DANVILLE — Eight years ago, retired nurse Rose Gates launched a program to help feed children in need when they're not at school. Four years later, her all-volunteer, donation-funded program was feeding around 180 kids identified through Danville school district social workers.

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