Through initiatives and collaborations, the Heart of Illinois United brings together nonprofit organizations, schools, business, labor and government to address critical health and human care needs in central Illinois.

Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods

Sponsored by Heart of Illinois United Way, SAL Child Care Connection and Leaders Change Illinois

Launched in 2016, Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods is part of the Heart of Illinois United Way’s S3 Initiative. With more than 20 community partners, Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods provides neighborhood-based educational sessions addressing five key areas of social-emotional health:
Launched in 2016, Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods is part of the Heart of Illinois United Way’s S3 Initiative. With more than 20 community partners, Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods provides neighborhood-based educational sessions addressing five key areas of social-emotional health.

  1. Self-regulation: The ability to manage my feelings, thoughts, and behaviors in my home, school, and community.
  2. Decision Making: The ability to make healthy and safe choices in my home, school, and community.
  3. Self-awareness: The ability to recognize my feelings and their influence on my behavior in my home, school, and community.
  4. Building Relationships: The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships in my home, school, and community.
  5. Social Awareness: The ability to get along with others in my home, school, and community.

Mission:

Strengthen children, families and communities by teaching coping skills.

Goal:

Educate, engage and equip local community members with “teach me what to do” strategies that promote positive behaviors for social-emotional health.

Vision:

Work together to build resilient communities.

Audience:

Parents/guardians, grandparents, caregivers, and neighborhood champions.

Community Partners:

AEON Social Emotional Health
Bradley University Teacher Education Department
The Center for Prevention of Abuse
Children’s Home Association of Illinois
City of Peoria
– Department of Police/Peoria Neighborhood Services
FamilyCore
Hult Center for Healthy Living
Illinois State University, Dept. of Special Education
NAMI Tri-County Illinois
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois
PCCEO Head Start
Peoria County Bright Futures
Peoria Housing Authority
Peoria Public Schools
Peoria County Regional Office of Education #48
Pleasant Hill School District 69
Regional Office of Education #53
Rogy’s Learning Place
Tazewell-Woodford Head Start
UnityPoint Health — Central Illinois
UnityPoint Health — UnityPlace
Woodford County Health Department

Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods Family Tools

Family Tools offer age-appropriate conversation starters and everyday practices to help families build healthy social-emotional skills. Click here to download the Family Tools to strengthen your family, your organization and your neighborhood.

For more information about Healthy Minds, Healthy Neighborhoods:

Please contact Nicole Frederick, VP of Community Investment, at 309-674-5181, ext. 1230 or .