Social Services

Social Services

For the retirees, March 30-April 6, 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.

Top of the Morning, March 30, 2014

They usually meet every other Tuesday.

But tonight at the Vineyard Church in Urbana, participants in the Single Mom Ministry (SMM) have agreed to a bonus get-together to watch Oprah — and perhaps themselves — on TV.

Empty Bowls benefit next month at Silvercreek

URBANA — Here's a chance to eat soup and bread, take home a hand-crafted bowl and help a local soup kitchen feed the hungry.

All you have to do is attend the fifth annual Empty Bowls benefit, being held this year from 4-6 p.m. April 3 at Silvercreek restaurant, 402 N. Race St., U.

C-U at Home moves forward on projects

CHAMPAIGN — A local non-profit organization is moving ahead with three initiatives to help the homeless in Champaign-Urbana.

For the retirees, March 23-30, 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.

Danville nonprofit in search of new CEO

DANVILLE — The East Central Illinois Community Action Agency is searching for a new CEO to replace Dwight Lucas, who is no longer leading the nonprofit social service organization.

Officials with the nonprofit wouldn't disclose why Lucas is no longer in the job or when he left. Lucas did not return phone messages left Thursday by The News-Gazette.

Members sought for board of new support organization

CHAMPAIGN — A start-up organization aimed at supporting families and children with mental health challenges at home, school and out in the community is seeking members for its inaugural board.

Zoning change for Champaign soup kitchens OK'd

CHAMPAIGN — Against the persistent opposition of North First Street business owners, city council members Tuesday night made it possible for soup kitchens to open their doors wherever restaurants are allowed in the city.

For the retirees, March 16, 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.

Volunteers sought to pack meals at Memorial Stadium

CHAMPAIGN — Hundreds of volunteers are being sought to sign up to help package close to 150,000 meals for the hungry at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium next month.