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Social Services

UI fraternity to raise money for accessibility projects

CHAMPAIGN — Members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity at the University of Illinois will camp out on the UI Quad starting at 9 a.m.

United Way raises goal, hopes

CHAMPAIGN — The United Way of Champaign County is launching a new fund-raising year with a slightly higher financial goal and a hope of closing three big gaps in the community.

The agency kicked off its latest campaign Wednesday with a $3.5 million goal.

For the retirees, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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 Services of Champaign County.

Fundraiser to benefit Alzheimer's agency

DANVILLE — Basket Bingo and More will be held Sept. 25 at Turtle Run Banquet Center, 332 East Liberty Lane, Danville to benefit the Illiana Alzheimer's Alliance of the Presence United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation.

Prairie Center sets fifth Walk for Recovery

CHAMPAIGN — The Prairie Center will hold its fifth annual Walk for Recovery from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 at Centennial Park, Champaign.

The walk is held in September to support National Recovery Month and promotes prevention, treatment and recovery for those who have experienced chronic substance use.

New home for Prairie Center

Ribbon-cutting, open house set for Sept. 8

DANVILLE — Prairie Center Health Systems has a new Danville location.

The agency, which provides substance-abuse prevention and treatment services, opened for business this week at 1222 E. Voorhees St., known to many as the old Mettam Safety building.

Yard sale to benefit His Kid's Closet

CHAMPAIGN — His Kid's Closet, the Champaign-based organization that distributes clothing donations to kids in need, is holding a yard sale Saturday.

It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 2403 W. Kirby Ave., C

LIHEAP applications start next week

URBANA — Low-income adults ages 60 and up and people with permanent disabilities can begin applying for help with their upcoming winter heating bills starting Tuesday, Sept.

Homeless center closes

High volunteer turnover spurs temporary halt to rethink goals

CHAMPAIGN — The St. Jude Catholic Worker House at 317 S. Randolph St. has closed temporarily to rethink its goals and future direction.

For the retirees, Aug. 24-31, 2014

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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 Services of Champaign County.