Arrowhead's reach is expanding.
About one year ago, Arrowhead’s Board of Directors asked the leadership team at Arrowhead what the future of the agency looked like. Honestly, long term it looked pretty grim. There were things we knew for certain; there is a strong need for the services we offer, we are very good at what we do and have been doing it since 1945, and we are passionate and dedicated to our mission. In order to continue doing so, we have to expand our services outside of the state of Illinois.
We serve youth who are struggling at home, in school, or in their communities. Those troubles are not unique to the Quad Cities, or to Illinois. State budget cuts have affected our referring counties, yet our services remain vital. While we will continue help our community, expanding our reach will allow us to stay open and serve youth from the Quad Cities and beyond for years to come.
In the fall of 2017, Arrowhead began a major renovation on its campus in Coal Valley, Illinois. Years of deferred maintenance had taken their toll on our facility and there are many updates needed mechanically, technologically and cosmetically. The Board of Directors has approved the funding of this project to cover most of the costs necessary to become current. The project will be completed in April 2019.
During this renovation and after, we will continue to offer our services to the youth from Rock Island county and surrounding areas. A national marketing campaign will be launched mid summer 2018, reaching out to families with youth that are struggling at home, in school or in the community. Our proximity to the QC Airport and the QCA offers convenience to family visits as well as a positive impact on local economy.
Our scholarship plan.
The programming at Arrowhead has a strong focus on giving back. We ask the youth to give back by volunteering at community events like the John Deere classic, Festival of Trees and too many running races to list. The agency wanted to do the same. Arrowhead 2020 is our solution.
Residential treatment is expensive. The average stay at Arrowhead it 6-12 months. Students remain in our care 24/7, with staff present around the clock and 3 meals a day provided on campus. In addition to school, students participate in off-ground events and community service. Yet, for some families, it is the best chance they have for a life changing (or even life saving) intervention.
By 2020, Arrowhead has set the goal to maintain a capacity of 46 residents. With that goal met, Arrowhead will be able to offer 3-5 local youth full scholarships to our program annually. Eventually, we would love to see that number grow to 10 scholarships each year.
With your support - and an increase in our numbers from our market expansion - we will be able to provide these scholarships.
Our goal remains the same: to offer treatment and services to our youth of tomorrow, building a safer and healthier community.
You can help.
Arrowhead is asking you to get involved, learn more about the work we do and see how you can help us complete this project and meet this goal. Volunteering, discounting services, sponsoring an event, donating a car, giving to our holiday appeal or leaving a legacy are some easy examples. Share your passions, ideas and hobbies with us! The possibilities are endless. We can’t do this without your support and help from the community in which we live and love.
How you can help today:
- Donate to Arrowhead 2020
- Donate a used car
- Buy a used car
- Sponsor an event
- Sponsor a child
- Participate in our fall golf outing - date TBD
- Play trivia in January
- Give to our holiday appeal
- Sign up for our mailing list
- Like us on Facebook
All money raised is used to support the programming and development of the youth at Arrowhead. Not operating expenses.