A full time children's therapist will be available in DeWitt County thanks to several local entities.
According to Judy Brucker, because of the pilot money given to the Children's Advocacy Center by the DeWitt 708 Board to provide counciling in DeWitt County, gave them the data to apply for a 250,000 dollar grant from the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority. This grant money helps children in Livingston, DeWitt, and McLean counties.
Brucker adds that while it is sad that there is a need for a full time therapist in Clinton, it is better that they have this resource available locally and that it is being used to help children in the area.
The grant is for three years, but Brucker indicates that the Children's Advocacy Center will do what it takes to keep the services going past that.
For more information, you can call the Children's Advocacy Center at (309) 888-5656 or you can visit their website at childrensadvocacycentersofillinois.org.