Home Sweet Home Ministries | WGLT

Home Sweet Home Ministries

Employees standing at front desk at Home Sweet Home Ministries in Bloomington.
Home Sweet Home Ministries

Increasingly, first responders are taking on the role of counselor during the pandemic as the coronavirus stokes fears about health and livelihood.

Safe Harbor
Mark Romine / Salvation Army of McLean County

The homeless population in Bloomington-Normal is at increased risk of COVID-19 sickness, according to service providers.

Mary Koll speaks
Ryan Denham / WGLT

As the country comes to terms with the scope of COVID-19, Americans are being urged to stay home. But for victims of domestic violence, home can be a dangerous place. Advocates worry that isolation caused by social distancing and widespread shutdowns will make victims of domestic violence even more vulnerable to abuse.

ISU staffers pose at Night In a Car
Amy Niebur / WGLT

Around 150 people participated in third annual Night In A Car fundraiser, which sheds light on the hidden aspect of homelessness that many in our community experience: living in their cars.

Midwest Food Bank sign
Eric Stock / WGLT

Food pantry operators in McLean County say if the partial federal government shutdown continues to drag into February, they will have many more mouths to feed.

Linda Bollivar in studio
Mary Cullen / WGLT

A local nonprofit is celebrating its 10th year of leadership development and service to the community.

McLean County farmland auction
Eric Stock / WGLT

Two Bloomington homeless shelters and Illinois Wesleyan University will share in an $11.6 million gift. It comes from the sale of prime farmland in McLean County.

Midwest Food Bank
Eric Stock / WGLT

Many families are still struggling to make ends meet, even with shrinking unemployment. That's according to organizers for the annual Give Thanks campaign that aims to keep families from going hungry on Thanksgiving.