Construction continues for a $10-million dollar facility aimed at helping kids. Funded by private donations, the third location in the country, Almost Home Kids is being built in the former Wee-Tee golf location. The organization will help care for children with complex health needs. Currently the closest facility for children in the Peoria-area is located in Chicago.
“Almost Home Kids is for children who are ready to go home from the hospital but home is not quite ready for them yet,” said Jennifer Shinnick, Director for Home for Kids OSF. She adds, “We’re trying to get rid of that added stress of having to go all the way to the Chicago land area to receive those services, having it right here will take off any extra stress from the patients and caregivers.”
Construction is expected to be complete in August with patients moving in by September