Hoyleton Seeks Qualified Foster Parents for Expanded Program

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services is excited to announce that it is expanding its Therapeutic Foster Care services. This expansion provides an opportunity for three identified foster youth, currently in residential care at Hoyleton, to live in community with qualified foster parents in a single family home in the Belleville, Ill., area.

This program was created to address a service gap that exists in Illinois. The state has limited residential treatment opportunities and even fewer transition or step-down programs for youth in care who need additional support. Due to the limited care options youth are residing in Hoyleton’s residential treatment program longer than what is needed. To address this service gap, Hoyleton has established single-family living arrangements by renovating homes in the Belleville area to be part of its Therapeutic Foster Care Program. Hoyleton plans to have four homes for this program providing loving home environments and support services for 12 foster children. At this time there are two homes furnished and move-in ready.

This is not another residential program. The youth who qualify will live with a set of foster parents, as they would in traditional foster care, and will continue to have the added support of a treatment team comprised of a program supervisor, case manager, therapist and other supports as needed. This is an amazing family bonding opportunity for both foster parents and youth. Foster parents will live in the home providing full-time care for three children. Foster parents will be compensated and all living expenses including rent, utilities, groceries, transportation and maintenance as needed are paid by Hoyleton. Monthly respite time for the foster parents is also provided.

Hoyleton is actively searching for interested foster parents. A minimum of two years experience fostering youth is preferred. Interested parents must not have other children in their care at this time. If this full-time foster care opportunity is of interest to you or someone you know Hoyleton would love to speak with you.

Learn more about Hoyleton’s Therapeutic Foster Care program.

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