• 4 Upcoming Hoyleton Events to Attend

    Our goal is to provide supportive services and resources that give people the tools they need to build healthy, happy, stable lives and family connections. Within the next couple of weeks, there are several upcoming events to attend that offer this to families and individuals, through valuable information or exciting family activities:

    Helping Young Adults Thrive 

    4/25, Thursday, 6pm – O’ Fallon Public Library

    From discussions about common experiences and healthy behavior during this phase of life, to information about how to identify unhealthy patterns, our workshop is designed to equip parents with the information they may need to ultimately help their teenagers thrive. The workshop will close with a forum for any questions on the topic of teenage mental and behavioral health.

    Register here.

    Mental Health First Aid Course & Certification (Free)

    4/26, Friday, 8am – 5pm – St. Joseph’s Hospital

    Identify Potential Risks and Warning Signs

    Mental illness is prevalent, but lack of knowledge and stigmas around the topic don’t always make the signs easy to recognize. This nationally accredited course, iMental Health First Aid, will teach trainees how to identify symptoms of various mental illnesses in the people the interact with in daily life from loved ones to co-workers, as well as guide an action plan to assist someone in crisis. Learning risk factors and identifying early warning signs is a great way to learn how to be pro-active in helping individuals with their mental health.  Perks for this course include free certification, free lunch, a free book, and free continuing education units for LSW, LCSW, LPC, & LCPC (available upon request).

    Register here.

    National Drug Take Back Day 

    4/27, Saturday, 10am – noon – Doehrings Pharmacy

    This year, Hoyleton Youth and Family Service is once again teaming up with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to allow people to dispose of their expired, unused and/or unwanted prescription drugs to prevent drug abuse and theft. In its previous 16 Take Back events, the DEA and its partners have collected nearly 11 million pounds of pills – join in this Saturday to see if you can help top this number for the 17th Drug Take Back Day.

    Register here.


    Hiking & Biking for Hoyleton

    5/11, Saturday, 9am – Maeystown, Illinois

    May is National Bike Month, so it’s only fitting that our favorite biking tradition takes place this month. On May 11, walkers, runners, and bikers can travel across the beautiful countryside surrounding Maeystown, Illinois through a scenic two, five or 15-mile route. Proceeds from this event allow our youth to go on outings like fishing, swimming, visiting the museum, and even allows them to attend Hoyleton Day Camp at Dubois Center. Please join us in Mayestown as we continue to Build Stronger Communities, One Child at a Time! Included with your registration fee are your Hike & Bike t-shirt and a hearty lunch.

    Register here.


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