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DSCC Youth is Champion for Animals in Need

July 21st, 2017

Emma Wiker organized her third successful dog walk to benefit abused and neglected animals. For many preteens, summer is a time to relax, have fun with friends and enjoy the break from homework before school…

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DSCC Toddler Becomes Internet Sensation

March 3rd, 2017

Video of Madison Austin’s Hokey Pokey party with her PICU nurses goes viral. A little fun can go a long way to brighten the day of a seriously ill child. Four-year-old Madison Austin’s pure delight to host a special Hokey Pokey Party…

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DSCC's new Family Liaison, Violet Wiker

Meet DSCC’s New Family Liaison

January 19th, 2017

Violet Wiker will build relationships and give families a voice. Executive Director Thomas Jerkovitz is pleased to introduce Violet Wiker as the new Family Liaison for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Division of Specialized…

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Double Value SNAP Tokens at Farmer’s Market

June 23rd, 2016

Old Capitol Farmer’s Market can double the value of your SNAP benefit! When you shop Springfield’s Old Capitol Farmer’s Market, turn your SNAP benefit into double value tokens. As an example, the market can scan your…

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Housing Supports Training Session

April 12th, 2016

Hope Institute is evaluating interest in a housing supports training session. If you have a teen or young adult thinking about housing options, you may be interested in attending a training session. The Hope Institute…

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Parent University Spring 2016 Newsletter

March 22nd, 2016

Get the latest news from healthcare professionals at Memorial Medical Center. The Spring edition of Parent University features 3 tips to reduce your child’s stress and anxiety – talk to them, help them clear their…

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Special Needs Dental Program in Southern Illinois

March 2nd, 2015

This program is the only one in Illinois, outside of Chicago, that currently offers dental anesthesia for children on Medicaid. The Special Needs Dental Program says its goal is to provide high-quality, compassion dental car,…

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake Teams Are Forming

January 29th, 2015

It’s that time again to get out and bowl for kids’ sake. Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts a bowling event to raise money for their program. This year, the Illinois Capital Region is…

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Schedule for Parent Empowerment Calls

January 15th, 2015

2015 schedule released for monthly parent empowerment calls. The Illinois Department of Human Services hosts empower calls each month. These educational calls are for Illinois parents who have a child with an emotional and/or behavioral concern….

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