The Howard G. Buffett Foundation Commits an Additional $25 Million to Add an Early Childhood and Community Center to the Foundation-Funded Community Care Campus Currently Under Construction Decatur, IL (April 4, 2019) – The Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced a new $25 million commitment to build a combined Early Childhood, Senior, and Community […]
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Decatur nonprofit fills need gap with shelter program DECATUR — Social service agency Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corp. will provide up to 25 beds for homeless men during the extreme cold weather. The new service meets a need created when the Decatur Salvation Army, 229 W. Main St., closed a similar program for the season. Kyle […]
DECATUR — Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corp. will receive $2.59 million as part of $90.9 million federal grant for Head Start and Early Head Start programs across Illinois. The news was announced Monday afternoon through a joint press release from U.S. Sens. Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, both Democrats from Illinois. “This federal funding helps ensure that […]
DECATUR — Krystal Johnson had a steady paycheck until call center StarTek shuttered its Decatur facility in 2012. With unemployment pay totaling less than half of previous wages, she fell behind on bills and eventually faced eviction. “Every day, even in my sleep, it was always like, ‘How am I going to figure this out? How […]
The following was published in the December 27, 2017 print edition of the Decatur Tribune.
Dannika Young, Director of Senior Services at Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation, hosted a “Christmas Mix & Mingle” luncheon for clients of DMCOC’s Senior Nutrition Program on Dec. 20.
The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for those who cannot afford to purchase smoke alarms or for those who are physically unable to install a smoke alarm. The Red Cross installs a limited number of specialized bedside alarms for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
The Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce is rolling out an educational campaign to address the problem of panhandling.
The City of Decatur and the Macon County Board have each proclaimed May to be “Community Action Awareness Month.”