Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, March 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.

Salvation Army looking for other options for shelter residents

The head of the Salvation Army of Champaign County said the closure later this month of the Stepping Stone Men's Shelter will not have a negative impact on the organization's other efforts of assisting the homeless in the area.

Spotlight on Service, March 1, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Urbana Masonic Lodge 157

About the club

Leadership: Roger Hills (worshipful master), Bradford Cronk (senior warden), Randy Baker (junior warden), Scott Brownfield (senior deacon), Adam Baker (junior deacon), Mitch Duszynski (secretary), Justin Morfey (treasurer).

For the retirees, Feb. 28-March 6, 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.

Updated: Salvation Army men's shelter in Champaign to close in March

New 4:50 p.m. Friday:

Despite saying earlier this month that the men's shelter at the Salvation Army of Champaign County would be open at least through June, the head of the organization now says the shelter is closing in two weeks due to a lack of funding.

A caring spirit

Forty or so years ago, a 20-something LYNNE BARNES was going about her day at Carle when she bumped into the big boss. CEO Chuck Van Vorst was on a mission to turn as many employees as he could wrangle into United Way donors. Barnes was an easy sell.

Future Crazy K may look different

URBANA — While the Champaign County Fairgrounds have been the perfect place for his one-of-a-kind charity event, things there have gotten a little too busy to continue hosting the CarX Crazy K, Parham Parastaran said Tuesday.

Area update: University YWCA to honor women

CHAMPAIGN — The University YWCA will honor the achievements and contributions of five exceptional women in the Champaign-Urbana area at a dinner and celebration set for 6:30 p.m. March 10 at the I Hotel and Conference Center.

Women selected for recognition this year include:

Spotlight on Service, Feb. 23, 2016

A look at local do-gooders. This week: Illini Knights of Columbus Council 2782

About the club

President: Lijo Luka.

Origin: The council was chartered in 1937.

Meets: 7 p.m. on Mondays in the basement of Newman Hall at the University of Illinois.

For the retirees, Feb. 21-28, 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.