2 representatives from the CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation Taylorville office, were Tuesday’s guest speakers at the weekly meeting of the Taylorville Kiwanis Club at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.
Jodi Rusher and Jane Hunsche spoke to Kiwanis members about the non-profit agency, that began in 1965 serving Christian, Effingham, Fayette and Shelby Counties, and expanded into Christian, Montgomery and Moultrie Counties in 1967.
The agency’s main goal is to provide opportunities for people thru education and support to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.
Some of the agency’s nearly 20 programs include emergency food and shelter, the Golden Circle Nutrition Program, Head Start, and the Home Weatherization Assistance Program.
Rusher told Kiwanis members the agency does a lot of information referral, with affordable rental housing being the biggest problem in Christian County.
The agency has offices in Pana, Flora, Effingham, Vandalia, Shelbyville, Sullivan, Taylor Springs, and Litchfield, in addition to Taylorville.
The Taylorville Kiwanis Club is a global organization dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. Weekly meetings are held Tuesdays at noon at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital auditorium.