Hoyleton Ministries announced that they will receive the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director’s Community Leadership Award in recognition of the services they provide to children and families throughout southern Illinois. FBI Director James B. Comey will present the award to Hoyleton at an official ceremony in Washington, D.C., in May 2015.
Hoyleton is one of only 56 service agencies from across the United States that will be recognized.
“We are thrilled to receive the Director’s Award,” said Hoyleton President and CEO Christopher Cox. “We pride ourselves on constantly looking for new and innovative ways to meet the needs of our region.”
Hoyleton is a 120 year old agency that focuses on five core areas: Residential Services, Child Welfare Services, Behavioral Health, Puentes de Esperanza (Bridges of Hope), and Preventative Services. They work with approximately 2,000 clients each year across a 16,000 square mile service area.
“Hoyleton’s work is broad because we respond when a community need is identified. We continue to fulfill our historic mission of providing a safe home for children, but have expanded into areas like community education, mental health services, and assistance to Spanish speaking residents,” Cox said.
The Community Leadership Award, presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, was formally created in 1990. The award recognizes individuals and organizations who have made their communities a safer place to live.
Hoyleton Ministries was founded in 1895 and is dedicated to creating a better world for the children and families of Southwestern Illinois. Visit hoyleton.org for more information.