Social Services

Social Services

C-U at Home looking for new headquarters

A Champaign organization that supports the homeless will soon be on the move.

C-U at Home currently has employee work space and a drop-in center at 215 South Neil Street.  But the group's executive director Melany Jackson said the property owner plans to sell the property by the end of the year. Jackson said there's a desire to stay near downtown or midtown.

Charities get grants from Monsanto

CHAMPAIGN — Three local charities are sharing in $25,000 in grants from the Monsanto Fund to help fight hunger and support after-school education.

McIntire to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County

DANVILLE — A former child welfare and Danville schools administrator has been tapped to lead Big Brothers Big Sisters of Vermilion County.

Cheryl McIntire will take over as executive director of the youth mentoring organization when Rose Henton steps down later this month.

Event aims to help teen with disease

RANTOUL — Deandra "Dee Dee" Bowen is a pretty typical 16-year-old girl.

She enjoys reading, and she loves to dance.

But she can no longer do the latter due to a physical condition that limits her mobility.

Bowen has Neurofibromstosis Type II, a disorder characterized by the growth of noncancerous tumors in the nervous system.

Program will make free breakfast, lunch available in G-RF schools

GEORGETOWN — Georgetown-Ridge Farm school officials say a federal program will allow them to offer free breakfasts and lunches to all students in the district.

G-RF Superintendent Jean Neal said the district applied to the Illinois State Board of Education in June to be part of the Community Eligibility Provision.

Spotlight on Service, Aug. 11, 2015

A look at local do-gooders. This week: Arthur Woman's Club

About the club

President: Teri Malin

Origin: Founded on Aug. 27, 1935, making this the club's 80th anniversary year.

Meets: 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of the month at the Arthur Public Library.

The Future Five, Aug. 10, 2015


For the retirees, Aug. 9-16, 2015

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 center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

Religion calendar, Aug. 7-14, 2015

To submit items for this calendar, visit and click "Add an event" under the miniature calendar on the page. You must be logged in, then fill in the appropriate fields and submit. Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.


Here's where to take those old towels

CHAMPAIGN — If you've got towels you don't need, members of a local organization are asking you to bring them to the Salvation Army of Champaign County by the end of the day Aug. 11.

This big community towel drive will be held at the Salvation Army building at 2212 N. Market St., C.

Drop-off times are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday.