Social Services

Social Services

The Big 10 with Jeff D'Alessio, Nov. 13, 2016

Who needs a post-election pick-me-up? Just in time, today is World Kindness Day, our chance to ask 10 folks around the area for the single kindest, most selfless act they've witnessed in 2016.

For the retirees, Nov. 13-20, 2016

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.

Salvation Army's red kettles rolling out next week

CHAMPAIGN — If you're having a hard time making the transition from election season to holiday season, maybe the sight of red kettles and the sound of ringing bells will help.

The Salvation Army of Champaign County will roll out its red kettles next week, officially launching its signature holiday fund drive Nov. 18 at about 26 locations.

Champaign makes Star Library List for eighth straight year

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Public Library maintained its place on the Library Journal's Star Library List for the eighth year in a row.

Champaign, which received three-star status out of five, is one of 19 Illinois libraries included on a list of 260 nationwide.

Religion calendar, Nov. 11-17, 2016

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Event

Service Club of the Week: American Legion Auxiliary Post 1015 in Mahomet

About the club

President: Barbara Lynn.

Origin: Founded in the 1940s.

Meets: 10 a.m. on the third Thursday of the month at 412 E. Main St., Mahomet.

On tap: District Auxiliary President Cinda Held will visit the post.

Vermilion County foster-family event set for Thursday

DANVILLE — Local social-service agencies are recruiting people who would like to be foster parents and other community members who can, in various ways, support foster parents and children.

Prussing: Arrest of Fresh Start brothers 'doesn't invalidate' effort

URBANA — Mayor Laurel Prussing said the arrest of two members of the first C-U Fresh Start class on weapons charges is "unfortunate" but "doesn't invalidate" the anti-gun-violence effort.

The first C-U Fresh Start class began Oct. 7, and participants Eric and Darius Kirk, both Urbana residents, were arrested Nov. 1 near the site of a shooting in Urbana.

For the retirees, Nov. 6-13, 2016

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.

Merci's Refuge: 'A place for change if you want (it) ..."

CHAMPAIGN — In her line of work, Greta Henry has seen women who have become so beaten down in their lives, they just plain run out of hope.

"They have felt like they are ashes," she said.

Henry has been waiting for years to offer a nurturing residential program in the local community that she believes can help, and the wait is over.