DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Howard G. Buffett Foundation today announced a new $25 million commitment to build a combined Early Childhood, Senior, and Community Center on the new Community Care Campus currently under construction in downtown.
This brings the total donation to $55 million for the project.
It will house both Baby TALK and Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation (DMCOC) and expand the Community Care Campus to 27 acres.
Leaders say combined with the Foundation’s prior funding of the Community Care Campus it will provide low-income families in Macon County with a “one-stop” solution.
It will help with access to job training, employment readiness, utility assistance, homeless services, senior services, weatherization assistance, healthcare, substance abuse treatment, parent training, GED classes, alternative education for teen mothers, fatherhood programming, and early childhood education.