PEORIA, Ill. — Illinois’ Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton commends the staff of a unique Peoria resource.
Monday, Stratton toured the Wrap-Around Center at Trewyn Middle School.
The Wrap-Around Center opened in October of last year. All the staff involved now provide services to families and students who face obstacles. There are services like counseling for victims of domestic abuse, mental health services, substance abuse services and more.
Stratton says the center is an example of the community coming together not only to help community members survive but to thrive.
“Whole families need services and to be strengthened and when we take that approach to wrap our arms around entire families that’s exactly the way that we’re going to change whole communities,” Stratton said.
She said this is an opportunity for young people to understand that there are people who care and are ready to provide the services they need.
Stratton said she and Gov. J.B. Pritzker strive to make sure there’s a balanced budget every year so our communities have the resources they need.