The Center for Youth and Family Solutions (CYFS) Guardian Angel Home Residential Facility for Youth will soon be relocating from its current location in West Peoria, to a new home in Morton. This move will allow us to modernize our facility to best suit the needs of the youth living at Guardian Angel Home. The new 9,400 sq. foot building is located at 260 E. Queenwood in Morton, and sits on over four acres on the edge of town.
Renovations to the new building are slated to begin in November, and upon completion in the spring of 2016, the new building will feature excellent program areas, office space, youth room arrangements, and grounds for the program, families, staff, and our young men. The boys will continue in District 150 schools for the remainder of the school year and will attend Morton Community Schools in the 2016-2017 school year.
Guardian Angel Home serves youth ages 6-18 with special needs who require -support and treatment due to past abuse and neglect and traumatic family situations. The goal of the program is to build confidence, self-esteem, and coping behaviors to help the boys function productively in family, school, and community so they can develop into healthy and secure adults. We provide a safe therapeutic environment to facilitate enhanced functioning of youth in their families and community, to intervene in the cycle of abuse and neglect, and to promote the long term emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of the boys placed at Guardian Angel.
“We are excited to be able to offer this new home for our boys, and are looking forward to becoming a part of the Morton Community,” said CYFS Chief Operating Officer Tony Riordan. “We have been in close contact with the Morton School District, as well as city officials as we begin the transition, and we are confident that this this move will be beneficial to the boys in our program.”
Questions regarding the relocation and program may be directed to Tony Riordan at 309-323-6607 or gro.snoitulosfycnull@nadroirt.