Exchange Club of Mattoon





Installation of Officers

  Life Links Speakers

Speakers Christine Hughes, Tonya Franklin and Lynette Ashmore spoke about services provided by Life Links. Lynette Ashmore the Executive Director spoke about the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) services provided where they help place and support individuals in getting and maintaining jobs. These are individuals needing help with mental health issues. It was pointed out that one in four families have issue with mental health; these issues can be caused by all types of trauma from physical trauma to emotional trauma.


Pam Riddle and Curtis Ropeiqiet of the Children’s Advocacy Center of East Central Illinois (CAC) spoke about the services of the CAC. The CAC is a "Private Non-Profit Center serving child victims of sexual abuse and /or physical abuse”. The number of cases served by the CAC has doubled this last year. The CAC recently opened a second office in Effingham accounting for some of the increase in numbers this year. The CAC also received this year a Federal Grant for $200,000 that has helped the CAC sponsor more programs such as a new one on teaching “body safety” to younger children.On Feb. 24th the CAC will be once again be sponsoring its popular fund raiser “Men Who Cook” at the Life span Center. Donations from it also help sponsor the work of the CAC.

  Speaker Renee Fonner

Renee Fonner from WMCI spoke about this years "One Shop Stop” held at Lake Land College. Since its inception it has served about 13,000 kids. We donated $800 to “One Stop Shop” this year and donated many pajamas for the event.

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