Peoria Magazine: May 2020

by Human Services Collaborative of Greater Peoria

Human service organizations help individuals, communities and leaders find solutions to build a better world for all.

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Supporting Our Healthcare Heroes

by Dr. Keith Knepp, CEO, UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois

As we work to stop the spread of COVID-19, our community is coming together in support.


Follow your heart, trust the data, and invest in your team and the community.

by Todd Lindsey, Heartland Bank

A toolkit of services to enhance convenience, simplify finance management and attract donations 

by Dan Bender and Curtis Klotz, CLA

Alternative budgeting strategies can better capture the true value of nonprofit work than pricing by cost.

by Michael J. Freilinger, Downtown Development Corporation

The DDC was formed to be a “helper,” ready to meet the needs of our community.

by Sara L. Palmer, Commerce Bank

When the pandemic arrived on our shores, the nation’s payment system was ready.


Our Voice Through the Ballot

by Jennifer Davis, Peoria Public Library

A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment becoming part of the U.S. Constitution

Our Response to Community Needs

by Mark Roberts, Community Foundation of Central Illinois

Our community is now faced with perhaps the most significant cause of our lifetimes.

by Matt George, CEO, Children's Home Association of Illinois

In the face of unprecedented disaster, our community responds with strength, compassion and generosity.

Area organizations have launched phone lines to support community members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Pediatric Resource Center is open and ready to respond.

Social isolation and loneliness pose a range of health risks, both mentally and physically.


In Love and Farming

by Hannah Ramlo

For these two organic farmers, joining forces is a commitment to staying small.

by Katie VandenBerg, Focused Forward

A Certified Divorce Coach helps clients navigate their divorces with dignity.

by MinJi Lee and Chef Golda Ewalt

The uniquely Korean concept of Jeong applies to food as well.

A local Master Naturalist volunteer built a website to encourage people to enjoy local natural areas.

by Wendy King, Hub International

Strategies to maintain your mental and physical health in light of mounting stress


A Creative Pivot

by Mae Gilliland Wright

One World is including local artwork with carryout orders on First Fridays.