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Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funding for Early Head Start

May 25th, 2022
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Nearly $2 Million in Federal Funding for Early Head Start

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced nearly $2 million in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Skip-A-Long Family and Community Services in Moline for Early Head Start programs. Congresswoman Bustos is a member of the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees HHS. Head Start promotes school readiness for young children from underserved families by providing programming to enhance their cognitive, social and emotional development from birth to age five. “A strong, early education is key to a child’s foundation and success later... Read More

SAL Family And Community Services Adds Four New Board Members

September 6th, 2021
SAL Family And Community Services Adds Four New Board Members

MOLINE, ILLINOIS—SAL Family and Community Services (SAL), the nonprofit agency that offers Skip-a-Long Child Development Services and Open Door Crisis Assistance, among other programs, is adding four new members to its board of directors. “Throughout our 50-year history, SAL has always valued the role local community members play in our work by serving on our board—their expertise and knowledge is crucial to moving the dial on issues important to our region,” said Marcy Mendenhall, president and CEO of SAL. “That’s especially true during a time of unprecedented growth at SAL.” The... Read More

SAL Family & Community Services Helping Children To Get Through Covid-19

May 23rd, 2021
SAL Family & Community Services Helping Children To Get Through Covid-19

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit families hard, particularly those with young children. Children, without the ability to fully grasp what has happened over the past year, can only feel that things have changed. Often, those feelings spark anxiety and fear. SAL Family & Community Services, home to Skip-a-Long Child Development Services, is an organization that provides support, advocacy, and learning for communities—from childhood to adulthood—in the Quad Cities. They ensure that every child can succeed in school and in life, and every adult has access to basic human needs like... Read More

Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

May 11th, 2021
Rare Quad-Cities Child-Care Therapist Helps Kids, Families Cope With Covid

The long and painful Covid-19 pandemic has hurt the mental health of most everyone, but Katrina Eirinberg has been focusing on helping local families with young children. She is the mental health therapist (and a licensed clinical professional counselor) for SAL Family & Community Services, home to Skip-a-Long Child Development Services. Children, without the ability to fully grasp what’s happened over the past year, can only feel that things have changed — and often, those feelings spark anxiety and fear, Eirinberg said Tuesday. “With the pandemic, we’ve had to create a whole new... Read More