Social Services

One Winter Night falls short of fundraising goal

An official with C-U at Home said the organization has fallen short of its goal of raising money for the homeless through an event held more than two weeks ago.


For the retirees, March 9, 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.


Shave for the Brave fundraiser scheduled for this weekend

CHAMPAIGN — The fund-raiser Shave for the Brave will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at B.J. Grand Salon & Spa, 3006 Crossing Ct.


No immediate move for Daily Bread

CHAMPAIGN — The Daily Bread Soup Kitchen is looking for a new location, but its leaders' plans are "nebulous" and a move would not be until years down the road.


For the retirees, March 2, 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.


One Winter Night total raised: $40,000

CHAMPAIGN — One Winter Night raised awareness about the homeless, but not quite as much money its organizers hoped.


Women's shelter use up in February, still below capacity

CHAMPAIGN — Single homeless women who need a bed for the night out of the cold can probably find one at Austin's Place.

Since the local emergency shelter for single women opened for the 2013-14 winter season Dec. 15, it's been running below capacity with beds to spare.


For the retirees, Feb. 23, 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.


When extreme cold leaves, so do emergency shelters

CHAMPAIGN — When the polar vortex brought subzero temperatures earlier this year, local agencies and nonprofits answered the call and made sure people with nowhere to go had a warm place to stay.


Agency gearing up to help area youths

URBANA — An Indianapolis-based agency that coordinates services for youth hopes to move into its new Urbana offices as soon as Monday, the executive director of the local office said.

Choices Inc. has leased 6,500 square feet on the second floor of the County Plaza building at 102 E. Main St., U, with the expectation of having about 30 employees there eventually, Todd Schroll said.


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