Our S.T.E.A.M.S Academy encourages collaboration to understand a S.T.E.M concept. By integrating concepts and practices of the arts, our students uses tools such as data visualization or fine art imagery to deepen one’s understanding of science, math and technology.
The After School Boxing Program is now available daily at the Peoria Friendship House! KOK Boxing has many key components to it! Students don't just put on gloves and start hitting things - boxing requires physical and mental discipline and skill. Coach Robert Bell will unleash the athletic potential of any student and much more. Youth boxers gain life skills that will continue to motivate them throughout their lives.
Pathway to YOUR Future
Pathway to YOUR Future designed specifically to prepare, teach, and support high school students transition into adulthood. The goal is to be able to provide high school students with different course certification opportunities to increase post-grad jobs right out of high school. Some courses offered are: EMT Courses, CNA Courses, Phlebotomy, etc.
The Peoria Friendship House has a special program called the La Familia Program that strives to restore dignity and protect our local Latino community by providing culturally responsive and healing support across the lifespan, from children to seniors.
Parent Mentor Program
The parent mentor program is designed for Latina and Black mothers to help fill persistent equity gaps by volunteering in classrooms for 2 hours/day. The Parent Mentors are supported by weekly training on class-room instructional practices and leadership training.
Peoria PeaceKeepers is a referral source program. This programs will serve to allow youth an opportunity to make restitution, connect with the community, and receive needed services and support. To find out more information about the Peoria PeaceKeepers Program, click the button below.
The purpose of the Financial Stability program is to help participants to increase their revenue while decreasing their expenses, thus helping them to improve their quality of life. This is a case management program that provides financial, credit and employment education, training, coaching and mentorship while providing basic needs like food, clothing, transportation, healthcare, and hygiene products.
Health Support Services
Health Support Services is designed to provide individuals with monthly health related check-ups. Health insurance and co-pays can be expensive. To alleviate the stress if medical treatment, the Peoria Friendship House and OSF Car-A-Van have partnered to provide medical care at the beginning of each month to provide check-ups, maintenance procedures, and prescriptions.
The Peoria Friendship House of Christian Service hosts Citizenship Classes starting every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. These courses help prepare clients for the U.S. Citizenship Test.
These courses are free to everyone and will be held in English. If you you have any questions, comments, or concerns - please call the Peoria Friendship House.