June 20, 2024

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Maryville’s new shelter home for girls approved in Arlington Heights

Maryville Academy is increasing its presence in the Northwest suburbs with the prepared opening of an Arlington Heights shelter household for up to 16 women who occur to the United States as unaccompanied minors.

The Des Plaines-based mostly social company agency’s options to open the girls dwelling in just the previous Sisters of the Dwelling Term convent and places of work at 800 N. Fernandez Ave. took a action forward this 7 days with approvals by the village board.

In what would be referred to as the St. Anne Method, Maryville would choose in women ages 12 to 17 who are beneath the treatment of the federal Administration of Little ones and Family members and Business office of Refugee Resettlement. 6 of the 16 citizens would be pregnant or parenting,

“These youthful girls — I want to be incredibly obvious — they’re not currently being referred to us due to the fact of conduct issues or they victimized anyone else,” reported Sister Catherine Ryan, Maryville’s govt director. “They are by themselves victims of violence in their dwelling countries. And so they’ve arrive to this place, and we would like to supply the dwelling for them right until we can obtain family members who would be their sponsors in this nation.”

Ryan mentioned the girls would show up at community universities she and her personnel have talked with officers at St. Viator Significant University and Northwest Suburban Substantial Faculty District 214 who stated they could accommodate the pupils.

If Maryville situation employees cannot uncover family members or buddies in the United States eager to choose treatment of the residents when they change 18, they will be transferred to other organizations that perform with young grownups.

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“When they are with us, we want them to have as ordinary a childhood as they can have, when also learning the customs and tradition of our country and how they can get the job done to turn into good citizens if they are allowed to keep and if they opt for to utilize for citizenship,” Ryan reported.

Ryan mentioned the former convent is a ideal healthy for the new St. Anne Application Maryville has to develop out only two new bedrooms, for a full of 16, inside of the west portion of the two-story, 28,725-square-foot constructing. Officers will also make setting up code advancements needed by the village — this sort of as a sprinkler method — but there is no exterior adjustments to the framework planned.

Maryville has the 3.76-acre assets less than deal from Sisters of the Living Word, which moved very last 12 months. A part of the making — the one particular-time Ridge Elementary School — was leased to Northwest Suburban Montessori University till it closed in 2020.

It truly is mainly because of people former property uses — outlined as “institutional” in Arlington Heights’ extensive system — that officers gave the proposed shelter care household their endorsement and approval for a distinctive use permit.

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

“Men and women will not know the wants that exist, even in our group,” mentioned Mayor Tom Hayes. “There are folks in have to have. We like to contemplate ourselves a perfectly-to-do group. But there are many, quite a few men and women in Arlington Heights that are in dire want of aid a single way or one more. And I believe it really is incumbent upon us wherever we can to try to fulfill those wants.”

“I can not consider of a better area to do that than in a facility that has a historical past of undertaking that for so several decades devoid of adversely influencing the community that it really is situated in.”

Maryville operates a household program for 50 boys in Des Plaines and a girls campus in Bartlett and is opening a new home for ladies in Berwyn. But those people packages are at capability, Ryan explained, prompting the search for a new position.

Only two of the 16 people who spoke in the course of Tuesday’s village board conference opposed the shift, expressing problems about the prospective effect to property values and no matter if the shelter would be a great fit on the residential block.

Ryan stated Maryville “looks forward to staying good neighbors listed here in Arlington Heights.”