Earning your trust for more than a century!

We’re excited to share how we’ve adapted to meet changing area needs for more than a century.  What’s more important is that we’ve never changed our hometown values either.  We’re still a people-focused agency with dedicated, caring staff and experienced, committed leadership to provide you with quality human services.

Check out our timeline to learn the full story (Desktop users click on our timeline image once to enlarge; mobile device users enlarge with your finger.)

September Sponsor of the Month

Many thanks to Consolidated Communications who allowed us to park fans coming to the game against Western Kentucky on Saturday, September 09 and those coming for tailgate parties.  You helped us to raise $1,037 in support of our services.

We also want to thank Mike Hosier who has facilitated these charity fundraisers at home games for many years.  This was our fifth game day parking and we’ve raised almost a total of $4,000!

Go Illini fans; you had a great day and you made ours amazing!

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

Family Service needs 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.

Family Service Self-Help Center hosts:

“Constructive Conversations 101: Moving from Conflict to Connection”

Dr. Elaine Shpungin, Founder & Director of Conflict 180

Friday, October 6, 2017;  9 am-12 pm

U of I Extension Office, 801 N. Country Fair Dr., Champaign 61821

CEU’s will be available

Note: This workshop is full.

Dr. Shpungin has agreed to offer a second workshop for those interested.  Contact Loralea at 217-352-0099 if you want your name added to the list.

  Senior 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 September 20th at 9:09 am at the Champaign Public Library.

CU MTD Services for Seniors

 Jan Kijowski, Marketing Manager, CU MTD

Update on OLLI

Linda Coleman, OLLI Board

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 www.escrip.com/schnuck’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!