COVID-19 Relief Fund

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The Missouri Valley Conference has postponed the SIU men's basketball series set for this weekend against Valparaiso.

SIH Distributes First Round Of COVID-19 Relief Fund

Jun 10, 2020

Southern Illinois Healthcare is donating funds to 18 social services agencies to help with relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

A recent SIH community needs assessment found as many as 23.4% of the area’s population is living at or below the poverty line. That assessment was completed prior to the pandemic, and SIH says is likely to have increased due to the coronavirus.

Centerstone Offers Virtual Youth Cafe

May 26, 2020
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Centerstone will be offering a virtual youth café for 7th and 8th graders this summer.

The program will offer an opportunity for teens to navigate their feelings in a stressful and changing world. It will meet once a week, on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm. Participants will receive support from a licensed counselor as well as their peers. Topics will include things like anxiety, the effects of stress on the body, and coping skills.

The Murphysboro City Council has approved the adoption of the Murphysboro Economic Relief COVID-19 Event program.

On his Facebook page, Mayor Will Stephens said this City funded program re-purposes $38,000 in grant funding that had previously been earmarked for a business revolving loan fund.

Poshard Foundation for Abused Children

We are all staying at home during the state's stay-at-home order, but for some children that's not the safest place to be. 

And that's why one Southern Illinois Foundation is helping companies with families in need. 

The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund has distributed an additional $4.85 million to 18 non-profit organizations across the state, marking the second round of grants since launching.

SIH Creates COVID-19 Relief Fund

Apr 21, 2020

A relief fund has been created to help healthcare workers, community and social service agencies impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.