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October- December 2018 Newsletter Youth Edition

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October-December 2017 Newsletter

July-September 2017 Newsletter

April-June 2017 Newsletter

January-March 2017 Newsletter

October-December 2016 Newsletter

July-September 2016 Newsletter

April-June 2016 Newsletter

January-March 2016 Newsletter

October-December 2015 Newsletter

July-September Newsletter 2015

April-June Newsletter 2015

January-March Newsletter 2015

November/December Newsletter 2014

September/October Newsletter 2014

July/August Newsletter 2014

May/June Newsletter 2014

March/April Newsletter 2014

January/February Newsletter 2014

November/December Newsletter 2013


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HCHL in the News

Hult Center Aims to Reduce Teen Pregnancy in Peoria:

Hult Center Offers the National Diabetes Prevention Program: ;

Hult Center Hosts 2017 Peoria Teen Summit:

Uncorked 2016:

Whitney’s Walk is Coming  The 13th annual Whitney’s Walk for Life to raise money for suicide prevention efforts in central Illinois will be held Saturday, July 30 at Jubilee College State Park near Brimfield.

Whitney’s Walk Interview on the Greg & Dan Show

Get Ready for Whitney’s Walk For Life  Whitney’s Walk for Life is an annual walk that commemorates loved ones lost to suicide and inspires hope for suicide prevention!  WEEK-TV

Whitney’s Walk 2016   Group has raised more than $1 million since 2004

District 150 Expands Mental Health Services   This fall, if a District 150 student feels like they are struggling with depression or any other emotional issue, all they’ll have to do is walk into the new Office of Social and Emotional Learning.  WEEK-TV

Hult Center Hosting Mental Health Forum   The Hult Center for Healthy Living is pleased to organize the Mental Health Forum “Community Leadership in Mental Health: Making Meaningful Connections” on Saturday, April 9 from 8:30-5:00 at Hayden-Clark Alumni Center at Bradley University.

Hult Center Hosts Mental Health Forum  Community leaders came together Saturday at Bradley University to discuss mental health.  WEEK-TV

Hult Center featured in Peoria Magazine’s Special Non-Profit Section

Hult Center Celebrates Their 25th Anniversary!

The Hult Center for Healthy Living is one of the area’s best kept secrets.  This year we celebrate our 25th anniversary!

Whitney’s Walk for Life Sees Record Breaking Year

The organizers of Whitney’s Walk for Life had a check presentation Thursday morning at the Hult Center for Healthy Living. The final number for 2015 is $163,148.52.

Andrea Parker Named iBi’s “Women of Influence”

A career of service spanning public health, nursing and the not-for-profit community.

Annual Lobster Roast Fundraiser

In celebration of the Hult Center for Healthy Living’s 25th anniversary, the organization will host their annual Lobster Roast fundraiser on Saturday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Weaver Angus Farm.  Special guest comedian Tim Cavanagh will perform.

Kids Konnected: A Wonderful Support Program That Can Help Your Children  WEEK-TV

Kids Konnected is a support program for kids whose parents, grandparents, or caregivers have or had cancer. Dr. Diana Schroer, LCPC, and Pat Morge, RN, LPC, with the Hult Center for Healthy Living, are in with more on how you can get your kids involved with the program!

Andrea Parker  WEEK-TV

Andrea Parker is celebrating over 30 years in the health care profession. In her career she has cared for a lot of individuals and touched many lives.

Over $1M raised for Whitney’s Walk  WEEK-TV

More than 7,000 people raised awareness for suicide prevention efforts Saturday.

Whitney’s Walk for Life closing in on $1M raised to fight suicide  Peoria Journal Star

Annual fundraiser set to take place on July 25 at Jubilee College State Park

Survey: Most teens see no harm in marijuana use  Peoria Journal Star

Linking Efforts Against Drugs, or LEAD, executive director Andy Duran stands in a mock teen bedroom as he holds a container of sunscreen lotion that is often used by teenagers to hold alcohol. Duran presented at the Peoria County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition seminar at Hult Center for Health Wednesday.

Hult Center encourages smoking cessation for National Kick Butts Day  Peoria Journal Star

The Hult Center for Healthy Living is encouraging smokers to take the first step to a healthy life and quit on March 18 for National Kick Butts Day. This is the 20th year for this event.

Peoria woman’s blog comforted and inspired many breast cancer patients  Peoria Journal Star

Two months before cancer took Elizabeth Grant’s life, it briefly took away her ability to type.

Mental Health Forum  WMBD-TV

Kayla Thompson of the Hult Center and Audrey LeMasters, PhD of Associates in Mental Health, join Clay to discuss the upcoming Mental Health Forum, hosted by Hult Center for Healthy Living.

Bright Side: Seniors stop by Hult Center for health fair  WEEK-TV

Getting older often means a shift in health needs. That’s why Hult Center for Healthy Living gives seniors a place for one-stop-shop Wednesday.

Negotiators played big role in saving potential jumper   WEEK-TV

The Hult Center for Healthy Living said there are several signs to tell if someone might hurt themselves.  A person may be less social or show signs of risky behavior.  They may also talk about giving away their belongings.  The agency hopes to prevent anyone else from getting to that point.

Andrea Parker appointed new executive director of Hult Center for Healthy Living  Peoria Journal Star

Andrea Parker has been appointed executive director of Hult Center for Healthy Living.

Bright Side: Hult Center names new Executive Director  WEEK-TV

The Hult Center for Healthy Living has a new Executive Director.  Andrea Parker will take over the Health Education Center on Monday.

Peoria County Health Initiative to Tackle Obesity Rate  Peoria Public Radio

A new three-year health initiative is launching in Peoria. The goal is to reduce obesity rates in targeted areas with after-school nutrition classes. Staff with the Hult Center for Healthy Living, Peoria Family YWCA and Gifts in the Moment will spearhead the three-year initiative.


The Hult Center for Healthy Living is moving past Black Friday, past Small Business Saturday, and even jumping over Cyber Monday.

Whitney’s Walk Raises Record-Breaking Numbers

It was a record-breaking year for Whitney’s Walk, an organization raising money for depression awareness and suicide prevention. The group raised nearly $140,000 dollars.

Whitney’s Walk Raises $138,000 for Hult Center  WEEK

This time of year many people young and old have a tough time with depression. For the past 10 years a group has been holding an event to help raise awareness about suicide and mental illness.

Famous Comedian’s Death Sparks Suicide and Depression Conversation

The number one factor that drives people to kill themselves is depression.
“They’re hurting so much, they don’t know another way,” suicide prevention educator at the HULT Center Susan Bishop said. “Depression is so much more common than we realize. They estimate that one in four people in the United States will experience depression at some point in their lives.”

Whitney’s Walk Raises Awareness About Suicide Prevention

Suicide is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States and third among those aged 15 to 24.  One event looks to stamp out that statistic.  More than 1,300 people signed up for the 11th Annual Whitney’s Walk.

Thousands participate in Whitney’s Walk for suicide prevention & awareness  WEEK

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Saturday thousands of people nationwide came together to remember those they lost.  This is the Hult Center’s 11th annual Whitney’s walk for life–participants gathered at Jubilee College State park to raise awareness.

Local Woman Awarded Spirit of Hope –

Dead Man Skipping, Elizabeth’s determination and strength have inspired many others and sparked the Hult Center for Healthy Living to choose Elizabeth as it’s 2014 Spirit of Hope award winner. The honor will be handed out during the annual Spirit of Living dinner on Thursday, April 24th.

Creating Healthy Heroes  WEEK

Peoria District 150 students are kicking off summer break in a healthy way.  Kids ages five to eight spent the day at the Hult Center’s Healthy Heroes summer camp.

Your Amazing Body! Project Showcase  WEEK

Your Amazing Body! Project Showcase is on Thursday, May 1st from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.! The event takes place at the Hult Center for Healthy Living, located at 5215 North Knoxville Avenue in Peoria.

4th Annual Mike Seneca Golf Classic

Seneca went to the Hult Center for Healthy Living while battling cancer. … of his wishes before he passed was to give back to the center somehow.

PHA considers smoking ban for apartment buildings Peoria Journal Star

Agencies such as Gifts in the Moment, FamilyCore, Carver Center and Hult Center for Healthy Living will display projects on activities designed to …

PHA Exploring Smoke-Free Housing

Monday PHA heard the results of a survey given to residents at Sterling Towers. The Hult Center for Healthy Living led the study and says half of the …

Mental Health Forum Focuses on Teen Health  WEEK

Community professionals and professionals-to-be had mental health on the mind today. The Hult Center spearheaded its annual Mental Health Forum at Bradley University.

Thousands expected to attend this year’s Red White and Boom celebration Peoria Public Radio

The two cities, UnityPoint Health Methodist-Proctor, and JMP Integrated Media host the 100-thousand dollar firework production. Randy Rundle is the …

Health fair gives seniors info on variety of services Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Ron and Betsy Janssen had visited all but three booths at Hult Center for Healthy Living’s Seniors on the Go Health Fair before they sat 

Seniors on the Go Health Fair  WEEK’s Good Company

The Hult Center for Healthy Living is proud to present the 13th Annual Seniors On The Go Health Fair!  Julie Fisher, with The Hult Center, joins us with details!

Events coming up Pekin Daily Times

The Hult Center for Healthy Living’s Mental Health Forum, “Emotional and Mental Health Issues Teens Face,” will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 

PHA moving to initiate no smoking policy Peoria Public Radio

The Hult Center for Healthy Living is using a more than 130-thousand dollar grant from the Centers for Disease Control to help various apartment sites 

Reports and Shorts: CUB objects to Ameren gas hike Peoria Journal Star

The Hult Center for Healthy Living, 5215 N. Knoxville Ave., has announced a merger with Mental Health America of Illinois Valley, formerly the Mental 

Proctor Joins UnityPoint Health System – CIProud

During a joint news conference Thursday at the Hult Center for Healthy Living, representatives said people will still be able to go to the hospital preferred by their 

UnityPoint Health-Methodist and Proctor move forward Peoria Public Radio

That includes the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery and the Hult Center for Healthy Living. An integration team of executives and physicians from both 

Children’s Hospital: Special care for special young people – Peoria

Located on the same campus is the Hult Center for Healthy Living, which offers health education for children in the hopes such information can help prevent 



As we continue to grow in the community and add new programs and services, we are always looking for new participants and ways to involve those who support us!  Feel free to contact us at 309-692-6650 with how you’d like to get involved!