March 22, 2017 at 1:30pm

Millikin University students are providing services at Oasis Day Center for the homeless several times throughout the spring semester under the guidance of Dr. Mary Garrison, professor of social work at Millikin. Dr. Garrison and the students have been providing services since last semester after being introduced to the concept during a visit a year earlier to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

March 13, 2017 at 12:30pm

Millikin students play key role in collecting homeless data

The Macon County Homeless Council Continuum of Care works diligently to meet the needs of homeless individuals, veterans, children and families. To identify how many people are homeless in Macon County, the Continuum of Care has worked with Millikin University faculty and students for the last three years to conduct its annual Point-in-Time survey.  

November 14, 2016 at 12:15pm

Millikin students take Box City event to next level

Millikin University's Human Service Connection and the Macon County Continuum hosted its annual Box City event in support of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week on Nov. 11 on the Miller Quad. The event was part of Millikin's campaign to help bring hunger and homelessness awareness to the local community.

September 12, 2016 at 1:15pm

Big Blue Backpacks

Big Blue Backpacks, a new Millikin University student-run organization seeking to help alleviate childhood hunger, announced that the organization will start providing bags of food for students in need at Dennis Lab School starting Sept. 9.

November 23, 2015 at 5:00pm

Millikin University and the Macon County Homeless Council Continuum of Care hosted a screening of the 2014 documentary "The Homestretch" on Nov. 19, at the Avon Theater in Decatur, Ill. "The Homestretch" follows three homeless teens in Chicago as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.

November 16, 2015 at 1:00pm

Box City at Millikin provides eye-opening experiences

For six years, Millikin University's Box City event has not only kicked off National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, but has provided students with eye-opening experiences.

July 20, 2015 at 11:15am

Pixie Fennessey, Millikin University adjunct professor of psychology and sociology, has s