Assisting OUR YOUTH through trauma
WHAT WE DO
The Wraparound Wellness Center is a part of East St. Louis School District 189 in East St. Louis, IL. The Center was created to address youth violence and trauma in our community with culturally-responsive, family-focused, strength-based, trauma-informed supports. Our goal is to heal our community starting with our youth where data shows they are more at risk after-school in the evenings and on the weekends.
we help the youth in our community MOVE FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
Trauma and violence have become an epidemic–not just in East St. Louis but across the country. COVID has not yet dissipated and this year has proven to be yet another challenging year. Despite that, we preserved and made great strides in our youth programming while helping students and families who have experienced trauma. As we move into next year, we plan to be more strategic in working with students and families around creating safe, supportive environments and new learning and growth opportunities for all while still providing crisis and trauma support. Though we are doing an admirable job giving sustainable trauma-informed support, we must do more–together and we look forward to building more partnerships next year!
Click to view our recent news release from State Representative LaToya Greenwood