Bridging the Gap: Promoting Mental Health and Wellness in Peoria’s Children Through Community Events

East Bluff Community Center addresses mental health concerns following summer crime increase

A community event called “Stop Trippin’ and Start Living’” was held on Saturday morning at the East Bluff Community Center in Peoria, with the goal of promoting children’s emotional well-being and healthy lifestyles. The event aimed to address the recent increase in violent crimes and provide mental health resources from Carle Health and the Peoria Police Department.

The event welcomed everyone to attend, but grade school students were the primary target audience. Demetrius Randle, the Executive Director of EBCC, stated that the event was created to help children feel more comfortable and to start an open dialogue about their feelings. Additionally, the center will be launching a summer basketball program for third through seventh graders starting on June 15th.

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