It's another effort to make healthcare more accessible. Riverside Healthcare is turning a YWCA classroom on E. Court Street into a pediatric and family care clinic.
The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation is making a near $100,000 grant available, according to the Daily-Journal. It'll pay for the clinic's staffing for the first year. Riverside will fund construction costs as well as the clinic's staffing after the initial year.
Work will soon be underway. The clinic is expected to be open by late August.
The new clinic will be available to not just children who receive daycare services at the YWCA, but anyone within the community from newborns to age 18.
The Kankakee YWCA will be one of the first in Illinois to offer healthcare services.