Run for the Roses

May 7, 2022  |  MAXAM EVENT CENTER  |  Doors open at 2:30 pm

What started with nurse and a horse serving those in need on the banks of the Illinois River has grown to service the ever-changing need of families and communities. Today, FamilyCore not only helping them meet the needs in their day-to-day lives – we’re helping our community navigate unprecedented circumstances that are taking a significant toll on emotional, mental and physical health.

To help support the critical programs and services FamilyCore provides, please consider joining us for the 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Soiree on Saturday, May 7 at the Maxam Event Center.

Learn more about ticket and sponsorship information. 


Increased need for services

Now more than ever, due in part to the pandemic and situations of civil unrest, FamilyCore has seen an increase in all service areas.

• More abuse, neglect and domestic violence cases across the state, especially during times when Shelter-in-Place orders have been in effect (Chicago Tribune, March 19, 2020)

• More difficulty in achieving permanent placements for children with visits, court and other services not in operation

• Struggles to meet basic needs (food, shelter and paying bills) with not only with existing clients but new ones impacted economically

• An uptick of 1,000% in emotional distress and mental health issues triggered by job loss, worries and anxieties that accompany a pandemic and the feelings of loneliness experienced during social isolation (Washington Post, May 4, 2020; Kaiser Family Foundation, April 21, 2020)

Please consider participating in our Silent Auction or donating directly so FamilyCore can continue to serve our community.

Why FamilyCore

For nearly 120 years, FamilyCore has been positively impacting our community by providing resources and services like counseling, adoption, foster care, single parent services and outreach services throughout the Peoria area. Working with schools, social service agencies and court systems to provide intervention, preventative education and other support services, FamilyCore is meeting needs that would otherwise go unmet and giving children and families what they need to succeed.

Thank you for guiding our family through the adoption process and allowing our family to be complete. We are overjoyed!

Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the support and guidance I was given to get through a very difficult situation.

Our family was able to remain together because FamilyCore staff worked hard to ensure we had the services and support we needed through the process.