Coach Lou Henson and Illini great Kendall Gill remain two of our greatest advocates. They understand the importance of our work—to provide a safe place where youth who have suffered abuse, neglect or extreme trauma can heal, learn and grow.
With great excitement, we marked the beginning of construction on our newest facility, the Education and Recreation Center (ERC), with a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday, August 20, 2017.
"Wake up, Shawna," Allison prompted. "Why don't you come play this game with us?" Shawna struggled to open her eyes as her head slumped down on the table in Cunningham's Recreation Center. Just a bit earlier, she'd been running around her classroom, jumping on top of chairs; but now the summer heat had stopped her in her tracks.