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Mobile Farmer's Market Helping the Hispanic Community

DATE: September 8, 2023
With the help of Beet Box volunteers, Puentes de Esperanza: Bridges of Hope is providing healthy options, social opportunity, and something the community can look forward to. Puentes uses the ecologically-oriented CARE principle by meeting our Hispanic community members where they are physically and situationally. Since the start of last summer, Puentes de Esperanza has […]

Health Navigators

DATE: December 30, 2020
Puentes de Esperanza | Health Navigators 2020 brought many challenges to the entire world. Across our organization we have discovered new ways to communicate and support our clients. Hoyleton seized the opportunity to show our clients they are not alone, regardless of current circumstances. The Puentes de Esperanza staff was remarkable in responding to the changes and moved forward to assist those in need during these unprecedented times.   This year, the […]

Bridges of Hope • Puentes de Esperanza

DATE: December 10, 2020
Building a Bridge to Financial Help for Hispanic Families During COVID-19 This year has been difficult for families across southern Illinois and across the nation. With continued job loss and lower wages in highly affected industries like food and service, people are going through hardships to make ends meet. Luckily, they have some assistance through […]

Combating domestic violence in the Hispanic community

DATE: October 29, 2020
Each year, the United States brings awareness to domestic violence in October. In 2020, the report of abuse incidents has decreased dramatically due to the COVID-19 health crisis and lack of visually seeing others. Even as lockdown restrictions reduce, the cases of domestic violence do not simply end. It remains a critical time for many, […]

Hoyleton | Meet Puentes de Esperanza

DATE: September 3, 2020
Meet Puentes de Esperanza Thursday, Sept 3, 2020 Hoyleton Youth and Family Services has been serving the community since 1895 and this year we celebrate 125 years in community service. Since Hoyleton’s inception as an orphanage it has been our mission to enable all people, young and old alike, to realize the wholeness of life […]

Hoyleton | World Day of Social Justice

DATE: February 20, 2020
"Hoyleton Youth and Family Services seeks to enable all people, young and old alike, to realize the wholeness of life that God intends. This will be accomplished with the compassion of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit reaching out to meet the physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social needs of those with […]
Santa and a little girl hugging.

Puentes de Esperanza| Creating Christmas Memories

DATE: December 19, 2019
Christmas provides a wonderful opportunity to open our hearts and reach out to our neighbors. Puentes de Esperanza, translated Bridges of Hope, invited our Spanish-speaking neighbors to participate in the joy and festivities that surround Christmas. Hoyleton’s annual Puentes de Esperanza Christmas welcomed 58 families, 197 individuals, to St. John’s United Church of Christ in […]

National Hispanic Heritage Month

DATE: September 19, 2019
September 15 – October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. Here at Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, one of our points of pride is that we provide services to over 600 individuals plus their families each year in our Puentes de Esperanza program. So, in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we wanted to cover […]

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