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Contact Us

Dena Wood
Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development - Alexander/Pulaski/Union
University of Illinois Extension
502 Oakley Lane
Mounds, IL 62964
Phone: 618-745-5200
FAX: 618-745-5201

Brenda Hileman
Office Support Assistant - Union County
University of Illinois Extension
515 E Vienna St., Suite G
PO Box 604
Anna, IL 62906
Phone: 618-833-6363
FAX: 618-833-6304

Family and Consumer Science

Family and Consumer Science

Many Family and Consumer Science eduational opportunities are available, thru lessons and our FCS conference.  Topics are listed on our links page. 

Some lessons are presented at Home and Community Education (HCE) unit meetings.  HCE units were first established as Home Bureau. Other names were Homemaker's Extension Association, and now each county has their own Home and Community Education (HCE) units. These units charge minimal dues every year.

Our mission is: To enhance the lives of individuals and families through quality educational programs and experiences, and to encourage responsible leadership and service to the community.

There are units in each of the counties:





For more information or how to join HCE, contact your local University of Illinois Extension. Membership is not required to attend our FCS Conference or to receive educational materials.