Hoyleton Youth and Family Services

Therapeutic Foster Parents: Hoyleton Youth and Family Services

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 19, 2024

Therapeutic Foster Parents Needed! Hoyleton Youth and Family Services, based in Fairview Heights, Ill., has expanded its residential foster care program to include therapeutic foster homes. This expansion provides an opportunity for identified foster youth, currently in our residential program, to live in community with qualified foster parents in a single-family home in the Belleville,…

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Hoyleton’s Woehlke Named Board President, Community Behavioral Health Care Association

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | January 11, 2024

Adam Woehlke, MA, LCPC, director of behavioral health services for Hoyleton Youth and Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill., has been named board president of the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (CBHA) of Illinois for 2024. Woehlke has been a director at Hoyleton since 2021 and has worked in the behavioral health field for the past…

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CHHSM’s Impact at UCC General Synod Helps Make All Things New

By Barb Powell | July 13, 2023

The United Church of Christ’s 34th General Synod, held June 30-July 4 in Indianapolis, brought church members together from across the country to celebrate the call of God — based on Isaiah 43 — to make all things new. And the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries was integral to the entire event.…

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New Location, New Class Bring Renewed Energy to Nollau Leadership Institute

By Barb Powell | June 13, 2023

With much enthusiasm, the members of the 2023-2024 Nollau Leadership Institute met May 22-26 at Bellwether Farm in Wakeman, Ohio, for their first retreat of the year-long program. To say that people came away refreshed and grounded would be an understatement. “The biggest thing is we had to work on ourselves first,” said Melinda Love,…

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Hoyleton Partnership with Library Provides Increased Services to Community

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | April 14, 2023

Thanks to a successful partnership between Hoyleton Youth and Family Services of Collinsville, Ill., and a local library, residents in the surrounding communities are benefiting from increased services.  In February, Katie Heaton, assistant director of the Mississippi Valley Library District, received the Hoyleton Youth and Family Services’ Empowerment Champion Award at its honors banquet. Here…

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CHHSM’s 85th Annual Gathering Filled with Renewal, Justice, and Hope

By Barb Powell | March 17, 2023

Connection. If one word can sum up three days of worship, workshops, keynotes, meetings, and social gatherings, it’s connection — at least in terms of the 85th Annual Gathering of the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries, themed “Together through Mountains and Valleys” and held March 7-9 in Denver. “The 85th Annual Gathering…

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Hoyleton Seeks Qualified Foster Parents for Expanded Program

By CHHSM-Member Ministry Contribution | October 27, 2022

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…

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Neuner Named Chief Program Officer at Hoyleton Youth & Family Services

By CHHSM Staff | September 12, 2022

Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, a CHHSM member serving vulnerable youth and families in southern Illinois, has hired Julie Neuner as its chief program officer. “We are so pleased to have Julie as part of our Hoyleton family,” said Chris Cox, Hoyleton President and CEO. “Her passion and experience is what we need to propel…

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First-Ever CHHSM/UMA Webinar for Child, Youth, and Family Service Ministries Provides Inspiration, Practical Tools for the Future

By Barb Powell | August 13, 2021

Innovative tools for helping nonprofit outreach with children, youth and families were the focus of a first-ever joint webinar Aug. 11 from the UCC Council for Health and Human Service Ministries (CHHSM) and sister organization the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries (UMA). “Building a Resilient Ministry” featured a keynote address by career…

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LifeSet Pilot Program at Hoyleton and UCAN Helping Youth Successfully Move into Adulthood

By Barb Powell | August 13, 2021

A three-year pilot program in Southern Illinois is helping CHHSM members meet the needs of youth in their care. Hoyleton Youth and Family Services in Fairview Heights, Ill., and UCAN in Chicago are participating in LifeSet, an intensive hands-on, youth-driven approach to helping young people in the child welfare system transition into successful adulthood. LifeSet…

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