About Us

Who We Are

Family Service of Champaign County is a private, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1911, we are the oldest private social service agency in Champaign County and have provided continuous service to families and individuals for more than 100 years. Our mission is supporting people across the generations by providing quality human services.

Programs and Services

  • Senior Resource Center: Offers “one number to call” for seniors and their families to get information about all services available in our area.  Provides comprehensive services to enable seniors to remain in their own homes, including Senior Counseling and Advocacy, Caregiver Support Services, HomeCare, Meals on Wheels and Senior Transportation.
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P. ): Enables and supports seniors to provide volunteer service to schools, medical clinics, libraries and other non-profit organizations.
  • The Self-Help Center: Provides information and referral to a wide variety of mutual support groups and assists in the development and maintenance of support groups.
  • Counseling: Provides individual, couple and family therapy on a sliding fee scale.
  • Children First: Educates divorcing parents on the impact of divorce on children and helps them develop resources and new ways to relate to each other and their children.


Family Service is a 501( c)(3) charitable organization with an annual budget of $1.7 million. Our funders include: BankChampaign; Carle, Champaign County; Champaign County Mental Health Board; City of Urbana/Cunningham Township; Community Foundation of East Central Illinois, Corporation for National and Community Service; East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging; Illinois Department of Children and Family Services; Illinois Department on Aging; Illinois General Revenue Fund; Orange Krush; Ruth Hayward Masonic Fund; Stevick Foundation; Title III, Title XX, United Way of Champaign County; Victor A. Hoersch Elderly Services Trust; Village of Rantoul.  We also rely on the generous support of our donors to make our services possible.

Board Photo FY 16

2016 Family Service Board of Directors

Seated (l to r): Candace Branigan, A. Dean Davis-Smith, Sheila Gillette, Karen Kulas, Connie Phillips

Standing (l to r): Bob Holbrook, Todd Jacob, David Donsbach, Karen Foster, Maria Byndom

Not pictured: Becky Hicks, Gladys Hunt, Beverly Kudeki, Matthew Lee, John Snyder


David Donsbach, President Parkland College
Karen Foster, Vice-President First Baptist Church Preschool
Beverly Kudeki, Secretary Beverly Kudeki Graphic Design
Todd Jacob, Treasurer Parkland College
Candace Branigan Community Representative
Maria Byndom Licensed Professional Counselor
Dean Davis-Smith Community Representative
Sheila Gillette Christie Clinic
Becky Hicks Human Kinetics
Bob Holbrook Christie Clinic
Gladys Hunt Community Representative
 Karen Kulas Big Grove Tavern
 Matthew Lee Meyer Capel
Connie Phillips Community Representative
John Snyder Carle

 Annual Report

To receive a copy of our Annual Report or our Annual Financial Audit, contact executive director Sheryl Bautch at (217) 352-0099 or sbautch@familyservicecc.org.

Our FY 16 Annual Report is available for download in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.