IL Marathon mass start photoFamily Service is a 2017 Christie Clinic IL Marathon Charity Running Partner

Are you or someone you know planning to participate in one of the nine 2017 Christie Clinic IL Marathon events?

You can make a powerful difference for others by running, wheeling, or walking for Family Service to change lives!

Interested in doing so?  Contact Terry Goode at or 217-352-0099.

She will give you a discount code and instructions so you can register for any race at a discounted rate.

Then sign up as one of our team members on the Family Service page of the race website by clicking on the “Go” button beside “Become a Fundraiser” at the page left.

You will also see how you can make a difference for thousands of people locally.

Forward our link to your friends and family via text, email, or Facebook and invite them to sponsor you in the race.  Sponsors can even post a message cheering you on and encouraging others to join.  It’s really fun!

Join our team today and race to win twice!

Happy Holidays
RSVP Staff Host Stevick Center Open House

Sponsor of the Month

Family Service is pleased to acknowledge the News-Gazette as our Sponsor of the Month for their in-kind support of the Family Service Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The News-Gazette has provided free space for our RSVP program within the Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center at 48 East Main Street in downtown Champaign for thirty years. In addition to hosting our RSVP offices and activities, the Stevick Center provides space for senior social and charitable groups to meet and work and a warm and friendly place for seniors to drop in and visit. The Center has also served as the community’s AARP Tax-Aide site for four years.

The building at 48 East Main Street was recently sold so the Stevick Senior Center and our RSVP staff needed to find a new home. The News-Gazette led the search for a new location and ultimately decided to share their space in the News-Gazette building at 15 East Main Street in Champaign with the Stevick Senior Center and RSVP. The Center will be closing the doors at the old site on April 19 and reopening on May 1 at our new site in the lower level of the News-Gazette building.

Thanks so much to the News-Gazette for their continued generous support that gives older adults a place to congregate, socialize and serve. You certainly help make this an age-friendly community!


AARP Tax-Aide –Free Tax Preparation

Seniors and low-income individuals

Stevick Senior Center

48 Main St. Downtown Champaign

February 1 through April 18, 2017

Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Call 217-359-6500 to make an appointment

Senior Transportation

Senior Transportation needs your help

If you have a couple of spare hours a week, we could really use your help!

We need more volunteer drivers. 

We can reimburse your gas mileage. We order a cab when we don’t have volunteers, and pay half the cab fare (MTD pays the other half for those with a DASH pass).  These costs are becoming more than we can afford.

Call Terry Goode at 217-352-0099. 

Have more money than time?  Your tax-deductible donation to Family Service Senior Transportation will also get older adults where they need to go.

  laughing senior coupleSenior Task Force

Are you interested in learning about or being a local voice for senior issues?  Then join us on the third Wednesday of each month from 9:09-10:09 am at the Champaign Public Library on Green St.  This collaborative group is sponsored by Family Service and Health Alliance and provides timely topics, informed presenters, and networking opportunities each  meeting.

The next meeting will be April 19th at 9:09 am at the Champaign Public Library.  Please note the new location and start time in 2017.

Services of the Community Resource Center at Presence

Jake Ozier, Regional Director, Community Resource Center at Presence

Call Rosanna McLain, Senior Resource Center Director, at 217-352-5100 for more information.

  escripMake a difference every time you shop at Schnuck’s

Schnuck’s will donate a percentage of what you spend each month to Family Service.  How?

1. Register your Schnuck’s card with eScrip at’s (include all 12 numbers at the bottom) and select Family Service as the recipient.  Our group # is 500044316.

2.  Make sure your card is scanned every time you check out.  This will earn you discounts on gasoline purchases too.  Your donations do not reduce your gas discounts.

3.  If you need a card or assistance with registering one, call Terry Goode, Development Director, at 352-0099. Thank you!