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#11 of the 45 things we want you to know about Dove

We have been sharing things we want you to know about Dove as part of our 45th Anniversary Celebration. 


BABES stands for Beginning Awareness Basic Education Studies but used to stand for Beginning Alcohol and Addictions Basic Education Studies.
Sandy Laesch
BABES Program Coordinator


To become a volunteer, send us a message at dove@doveinc.org for information on the next training date!

#10 of the 45 things we want you to know about Dove

Community Services wasn’t always called Community Services at one time it was Youth Services.
Francie Johnson,Program Director
Community Services / Decatur Area Project


(Unfortunately this is one of the programs that are in limbo until the State of Illinois Budget is finalized.  If you want to make sure that this valuable program continues, please contact your representatives.)

#5 thing of the 45 things we want you to know about Dove

The clothing Room has served 24421 children in the last 10 years.
Sandra Harmison


The clothing room has been at the former St. Paul's United Methodist Church and a Dove building on East Clay that was in a fire about 2004 and torn down.


The Clothing Room is currently at Prairie Avenue Christian Church, corner of 22nd Street and Prairie Avenue in Decatur.  It is open Monday - Thursday, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.



#2 of 45 things we want you to know about Dove

"Wanted to share with some people who may not know, we are not the company that manufactures the Soap and Deodorant." - Kim Hudson, Receptionist


Kim and I both get many inquiries about the product company, requesting deodorant to hand out on the New York subway is the one that is the most memorable to me.  (apparently it was a very hot summer)  We get complaints and kudos alike.  But I cannot remember ever getting confused the candy company. 


Barbara Blakey
Director of Volunteers and Community Relations.