Run for the Roses

May 1, 2021  |  The Warehouse On State

This year, FamilyCore celebrates 120 years of service to the tri-county area. 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, we’re 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.

Help Our Community


FamilyCore needs your help and donations to ensure our community continues to receive the services they so desperately need. We remain on the front lines and continues to advance our mission of “Strengthening Families for a Stronger Community.” But we can’t do it alone.  Help us reach our goal of $4,000 by participating in our online silent auction.  Your participation will help to fund our outreach, counseling and single parenting programs.

The online silent auction will be open until 6:15pm on Saturday, May 1, 2021.

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.

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Advanced Medical Transport
Busey Bank
Facet Technologies
Farnsworth Group
Kuhl Insurance
Lynn & Penny Kunkle
Mike Ferguson & Ann Lading-Ferguson
Mutual of America
PNC Bank
Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo
Rick & Kara Richardson
RLI Corp
Ruyle Mechanical Services, Inc.
Tim & Debra Dunton