Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, Jan. 10-17, 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.

Religion calendar, Jan. 8-15, 2016

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Fundraisers/food/bazaars

Food distribution:

Couple will replace vet's stolen Amtryke

TILTON — A Vietnam veteran whose Amtryke was stolen over the New Year's holiday is getting a new set of wheels thanks to a local couple.

Spotlight on Service, Jan. 5, 2016

A look at area do-gooders. This week: C-U Illini After Five Rotary Club

About the club

President: Jane Walsh

Origin: Founded in 2005

Meets: From 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, making it the only Rotary club in Champaign County that meets in the evening. The place: Homewood Suites (1417 S. Neil St., C).

Building democracy

CHAMPAIGN — On a recent trip to Africa, more than 7,000 miles from Champaign-Urbana, Imani Bazzell saw an image that reminded her of home.

A group of young women had their heads down, their attention buried in their computer pads and smartphones.

Domestic violence cases to be expedited

URBANA — Ask any police officer or deputy on the street and they'll tell you that rarely a shift passes without them being called to try to resolve a dispute between people who once professed to love each other.

For the retirees, Jan. 3-10, 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.

City of Champaign employees donate more than $75,000 to charity

CHAMPAIGN — Though Ben LeRoy mostly rides his bike around town now, he used to ride the bus regularly and knows the value of an MTD pass. For many in the community, a bus pass can be a lifeline, taking people to work and the store for just $84 a year.

"I know how much it added to my life," said LeRoy, an associate planner for the city of Champaign.

For the retirees, Dec. 27-Jan. 3, 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.

Spotlight on Service, Dec. 22, 2015

A look at area do-gooders. This week: Georgetown Lions Club

About the club

President: Janette Nimrick.

Origin: The Potomac Lions sponsored Georgetown's club when it was founded in 1940.