By Travis Volz
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker joined officials from Hoyleton Youth and Family Services to celebrate breaking ground on the group’s new campus in Hoyleton last Thursday.
The construction project in Hoyleton, which was called a “once-in-a-generation” project, will allow for the creation of seven brand new homes, increasing residential capacity from 36 to 42 youth.
“Serving disadvantaged foster youths is our passion at Hoyleton,” said HYFS Board Chair Ann Ferguson-Stephens. “This is a generational opportunity to change the lives of young people.”
The new campus, which will cost $16 million, will have more than half those costs funded by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services through its capital development program. Remaining funds will come from federal programs as well as a capital campaign supported by both private and corporate donors…
Read more in the August 2 issue.