UCC’s Hoyleton Family and Youth Services Workshops Help Youth Make Wise Life Choices and Avoid Substance Abuse

Youth participating in Hoyleton's Substance Abuse Prevention Program participate in a number of activities, including #DearFutureMe, designed for middle schoolers.

This past September, 6th-grade students in various Southern Illinois schools discovered a different sort of curriculum on their class schedules, thanks to UCC-related Hoyleton Youth and Family Services: a life skills curriculum geared toward substance abuse prevention. The in-school partnership between Fairview Heights-based CHHSM ministry and the schools allows Hoyleton’s substance abuse Prevention Specialists to […]

United Church of Christ’s Hoyleton Youth and Family Services Program Builds ‘Bridges of Hope’ in Southern Illinois

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The United Church of Christ’s Hoyleton Youth and Family Services has a long history of helping to create a better world for the children and families it serves. But with increased violence and prejudice against communities of color, one of its programs — Puentes de Esperanza (Bridges of Hope) — has taken on heightened significance, especially among the swiftly-growing Latinx population in southwest Illinois.