State restores funding to Butterfly Project

BLOOMINGTON - After Illinois’s two-year budget impasse programs such as the Butterfly Project will soon be receiving their reinstated state funding.

During the state’s budget crisis, reduced funding to the program only allowed for as few as three children to receive aid from this program that aims to aid local children exposed to violence. Now with the reinstated funding, the program will resume helping up to 30 children at a time.

Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency, that help children recover from violent situations. Children's Home + Aid partners with children, youth and families whos potential is at risk, or who have been exposed to violence, regardless of the families income level.

“This critical service is the only one of its kind in the area,” said Program Manager Tiffanny Powell. “With restored funding, we are going to be able to positively impact the lives of many more local children and create brighter futures for families who desperately need help coping with the trauma that comes with exposure to violence.”

Children’s Home + Aid anticipates services will be fully restored by October.

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