We have had the invaluable opportunity to collaborate with organizations in the Bloomington-Normal area, to provide and build programs to benefit children and families in our community.
Reaching 8,000 youth every year, Project Oz reunites families, provides counseling, and education and career planning and provides shelter to run away and homeless youth. Project Oz is determined to improve the lives of youth in their community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois has served in the Central Illinois area for over 30 years. By mentoring approximately 800 low-income, underprivileged youth a year, they have prevented juvenile delinquency and kept thousands from child welfare and juvenile justice systems. This organization is working with United Way of McLean County on the “Breakfast Club”.
The Jule Foundation was established in September of 2017 to help youth in the Bloomington-Normal community reach their full potential by providing counseling to support mental and emotional health and tutoring to help with academics. This organization is working with United Way of McLean County on the “Breakfast Club”.
Evangelical Health Systems Corporation and Lutheran General Health System merged in 1995 to create Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois. In 2010, BroMenn Regional Medical Center merged with Advocate to become Advocate BroMenn Medical Center.
Heritage provides everything from short-term rehab to nursing services and independent living. Their focus is on keeping the best interest of their residents and families at the forefront of care.
BN Advantage is a group of six county-wide organizations that came together to build McLean County up as a hub of employment options and lifestyle experiences. Volunteers come from more than 35 public and private organizations, businesses, and institutions.
Heartland Community College is a two-year, fully accredited institution serving the McLean County community, as well as the surrounding counties. They provide courses in everything from accounting to nursing, that can transfer to a four-year university.
The Multicultural Leadership Program is a professional leadership development program that encourages servant leadership skills and encourages potential leaders to be more self-aware. The curriculum also emphasizes developing authentic relationships and fostering diversity.
Started by 19 people in 1955, Eastview has grown through multiple locations and now has a weekly attendance of over 5,500. Eastview has two separate campuses, one on the northeast side of Normal and the other north of Downtown Bloomington.
Beginning in 1992, the Boys & Girls Club of Bloomington-Normal is a youth enhancement program for youth ages 6-18. They provide a safe environment for learning and growing as well as serving emotional, cultural, and social needs. This organization is working with United Way of McLean County on the “Breakfast Club”.
The McLean County Health Department has worked to protect the health and wellness of McLean County residents, the largest geographic county in Illinois, since 1946. Their goal is to adapt to the changing and diverse needs of the growing population in McLean County. The health department is working with Untied Way of McLean County to develop the Adolescent Outpatient Center.