Tazwood Center for Wellness to Hold Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Tazwood Center for Wellness will be holding a Dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 6 at its Pekin Office, 3248 Vandever Avenue. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the ribbon cutting scheduled at noon.

Tazwood Board Chair, Tom Quinn, along with Tazwood CEO, Dave Mingus, and the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce will be joined by several community representatives to dedicate Tazwood's new Supervised Visitation Rooms in Pekin and East Peoria. The community representatives will include the Forgotten Initiative, Pekin Rotary Club, Pekin Sunset Kiwanis Club and First Mennonite Church of Morton whose donations made the rooms possible.

The Supervised Visitation Rooms provide safe and healthy visiting environments for children and non-custodial parents. They offer a comfortable family visiting area, which is staffed by a Visitation Supervisor to facilitate drop off and pick up of the children and to encourage appropriate communication and interaction between children and the visiting parent.

Anita Keller, Tazwood's Supervised Visitation Program Coordinator said, "This is a much needed service for Tazewell County and is made possible through the efforts of the Tazewell County Court System, and several local attorneys, as well as the significant generosity of the Forgotten Initiative, combined with support from the Pekin Rotary Club and Pekin Sunset Kiwanis Club."

Founded in 1972, the mission of Tazwood Center for Wellness is to promote wellness and recovery through counseling, advocacy, and education. Tazwood provides services in 4 Illinois locations: Pekin, East Peoria, Eureka, and Lincoln. The agency has been JCAHO accredited since 2000 and provides behavioral, addiction, DUI, and residential services.

To learn more about the Supervised Visitation Program in Pekin or East Peoria, contact Anita Keller at 309-477-5543.


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