to Arrowleaf’s Community Collaboration area of focus includes a wide range of resources and opportunities that connect people with other resources in our communities, strengthen our services in our other areas of focus, and make Southern Illinois more vibrant for all of us.
For example, we provide comfortable apartments to older adults in our community, help coordinate primary care providers for people in our region, provide training to healthcare providers on specialty topics, support schools in their work with students who can benefit from additional emotional and academic support, and advocate our communities on a local and state level. We also serve as a vital connector between the people of our region and the resources they need, whether we can provide those resources ourselves or not. Arrowleaf’s Community Collaboration programs and services are listed below:
Autumn Senior EXPO
Aging resources for individuals & caregivers residing in or relocating to Southern Illinois.
Angel Tree helps families who are dealing with a crisis as a result of medical issues, unemployment, homelessness, or other difficult circumstances access in-kind donations that make it possible for them to celebrate the winter holidays.
CCBYS – Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services
CCBYS helps young people, ages 10 to 17, and their families minimize involvement in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system through stabilization and support services.
Client Choice Food Pantry
The “client choice” food pantry gives clients the opportunity to choose the items they need instead of receiving a pre-packed bag of items. The food pantry is accessible 5 days a week to anyone residing in the southern seven counties of Illinois, however, priority is given to individuals living in Alexander and Pulaski Counties.
CYS – Community Youth Services
CYS helps youth ages 11 to 24 reach their full potential and strengthens communities through the facilitation of life skills training, community resource projects, career readiness training, and other youth-led initiatives.
FAC – Family Advocacy Center
FAC helps children and parents/caregivers that have DCFS involvement (or are likely to have DCFS involvement) stay together by strengthening and safeguarding the functioning of families, preventing substitute placement, promoting family reunification, stabilizing foster care placements, facilitating youth development, and ensuring the safety and well-being of children.
FT – Fast Track
FT helps students ages 14 to 24 who are living with an intellectual and/or developmental disability prepare to successfully enter the workforce post-graduation through vocational skill building.
GAPTS – Garden Apartments
GAPTS helps individuals living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities and those ages 62+ access stable housing by providing one-bedroom apartments with rental assistance.
PATH – Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness
PATH helps adults experiencing homeless or marginal housing and those living with significant mental illness transition to more stable housing by coordinating services that help them address their individual needs.
RCORP – Rural Communities Opioid Response Program — Implementation
R3 – Restore, Reinvest, and Renew
The R3 service delivery program is to promote violence prevention and youth development activities in Alexander and Pulaski Counties with a restorative justice lens that focuses on improving the social determinants of health of community members.
RYSE – Rural Youth Services Enhanced
The RYSE program aims to create resilient communities by addressing the lack of access to mental health services and social services for youth in the counties of Alexander, Hardin, and Pulaski who are involved or at-risk of being involved in the juvenile justice system.
SLP – Supportive Living Program
SLP helps adults age 65+ live independently by providing them with housing in an apartment-style setting that emphasizes privacy and autonomy, while also offering services that support their health and well-being and providing a little extra assistance with the activities of daily life.
>> Learn more about the Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Program
SUPS – Substance Use Prevention Services
SUPS helps students 11 to 18 learn about substance use and misuse through a prevention-oriented curriculum and community-wide awareness building activities that aim to reduce the prevalence of substance misuse in our communities.
>> Download the 2021 SUPS Annual Summary (PDF file, 22.2 MB).