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”.
Based in Urbana, IL, Carle Health is an integrated system of healthcare services, which includes a five-hospital system, multi-specialty physician groups, as well as education and research institutions. Carle BroMenn Medical Center joined Carle Health in 2020.
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.
Mid Central Community Action works to provide education and encouragement to foster strong community bonds. MCCA and their partners address domestic violence and economic stress to enable individuals and families to make positive, long-term quality of life changes.