Our new name, Arrowleaf, holds a lot of meaning in our community. The arrowleaf plant is indigenous to Southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest region. Thriving in adverse conditions of sand and gravel, this plant is both beautiful and resilient, just like the people we work with who overcome adversity and find ways to fulfill their potential despite the challenges they face. In the stories below, we celebrate our people, our staff, and our community.
Isaiah has a had a lot of firsts lately. His first day of college, his first apartment, and the first time that he has felt exceptionally excited about his future. Yet, just a few years ago Isaiah couldn’t image a future that bright. Throughout high school, Isaiah struggled with depression and fitting in with his peers.