Oct 29 2015

RSVP Reopens Doors

RSVP Open House







Peoria — A volunteer service agency is reopening it’s doors after a year without a home. Retired and senior Volunteer program or RSVP held an open house at their new location on Sterling Avenue (more).

Oct 29 2015

RSVP Program Highlights Return To Operations

RSVP Open House






By Alex Rusciano, WCBU

Peoria — The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program celebrated its return to Peoria and Tazewell Counties Thursday.  Federal funding for the program was cut more than a year ago, and the group was unable to link volunteers with agencies needing help (more).

Oct 28 2015

Guardian Angel home for boys is moving to Morton

New GAH Building 1

By Pam Adams,

A residential treatment program for abused and neglected boys is moving from its longtime home at Guardian Angel in West Peoria to Morton. The Center for Youth and Family Solutions is renovating a former church at 260 E. Queenwood in Morton to house the program. Construction work on the $800,000 project is scheduled to begin next week, according to Tony Riordan, chief operating officer of CYFS. Work should be completed by March (more).

Sep 21 2015

Former Foster Kids Give to Others

photo: QCtimes: Closet2Closet






By Dough Schorpp, QC Times

Quad Cities — As a foster child who bounced around to 11 different homes, Amber Haskill remembers feeling out of place wherever she went.  “I would get picked on for what I looked like, because of the clothes I wore,” Amber, 14, of Rock Island, said. “So, I wanted to look nice. I wanted to fit in, and there are a lot of other children who do not fit in.” (more)


Sep 8 2015

Budget ax falls on cherished community center in East Peoria’s Richland Farms

Richland Bottoms

EAST PEORIA — By now, Penny Powell should be getting ready for after-school tutoring and other programs for kids and parents in the Richland Farms neighborhood. Instead, she and her helpers with the Tazewell Community Area Project (TCAP) have been packing supplies and equipment, stacking everything in boxes for storage (more).
Sep 3 2015

Teen starts foundation to give back to foster care youth

Teen Donation









DANVILLE — Sixteen-year-old Keontae Crenshaw knows what it’s like when moving from home to home in the foster care system.

“I’m adopted,” he said. “I had nothing really to call my own.” (more)


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