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Nominate a child advocate now!

2022 UVC Child Advocate Award Nominations are NOW being accepted through July 31 involving both local church advocates as well as community-wide persons who advocate for children and youth in remarkable ways. For more information, contact Deaconess Catherine Inserra, at cinserra@kidsaboveall.org…

Support the new Illinois Child Welfare Task Force

submitted by Beverly Dukes, UVC Policy Coordinator For several decades, advocates, constituents and parents have demanded strategic changes in the Illinois child welfare system. Of note: the number of African American children and youth in state care is exponentially more…

New Rental Assistance Program Announced

Today, there are still many Illinoisans negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has drastically changed how we live, but the most devastation has occurred in vulnerable populations. This pandemic has only exacerbated the existing social ills affecting these populations.…

CEJA: a way to care for God’s earth

Scientists now agree that the repeated use and emission of fossil fuels has negatively affected the planet. Because of our behavior, the temperature of the earth has increased at an alarming rate, causing more wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes to occur…