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For many, the holidays are about making wish-lists and buying gifts for family and friends. For some, it’s about the necessities: toothpaste, shampoo, and underwear.

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A $500,000 federal grant will help a Bloomington child and family service agency expand its weekly supervised visitations and safe exchanges to more clients.

A photo taken inside the McLean County Home for Colored Children in October 1935
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The care of orphaned, abandoned, and rejected African American children in Bloomington Normal has not always been kind or good, or even wanted in certain parts of town.

This episode of McHistory offers an unflinching perspective of Bloomington-Normal's past.

Louise Calimese and her husband Napoleon led the McLean County Home for Colored Children for nearly three decades.

WGLT's Mary Cullen produced this episode of McHistory, featuring Bill Kemp of the McLean County Museum of History and Jennifer Rusk with the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery Walk.

Children’s Home & Aid will host the 9th Annual “Taking Steps To End Child Abuse 5K Color Run”in memory of Duncan and Jack Leichtenberg of LeRoy, victims of the 2009 murder-suicide by their father after he failed to return them to their mother from a visit.

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Children’s Home & Aid announced Wednesday it will begin phasing out foster care and intact family services in the Central Illinois region, calling the services not sustainable.

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The Central Illinois hub of Children’s Home & Aid has a new regional site director.

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A Bloomington social service agency has seen a sharp increase in families needing their help this holiday season.

Crisis Nursery Looks To Stuff The Bus For Supplies

Nov 23, 2018
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Children’s Home and Aid along with Connect Transit and various community organizations kick off the 16th annual Stuff The Bus event next week.

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A Bloomington-Normal child trauma expert says the mental and emotional scars that thousands of young children are facing as they are being separated from their families at the southern U.S. border will take time and effort to heal.