Frequently Asked Questions

Clients / Services

Q: What is Hoyleton Youth and Family Services?

Hoyleton is home to many specialized child and family services. We lead the way in working with children who struggle with behavioral, emotional, educational, intellectual and developmental challenges or may have experienced trauma.

We treat the whole child, looking at more than a single issue so we can provide the best, most comprehensive integrated care. We examine barriers in the home, school and community, working with the family who raises them and the organizations that support them.

A champion for our children

Our vision reflects our community’s changing needs for providing care and our evolving position as a leading authority on children’s mental and behavioral health: To champion the never-ending quest for providing the best care, helping children learn to self-advocate once they’re outside the comfort of our walls, and get them on the road to a happier, more fulfilling childhood.

We provide best practice and evidence-based care to guide diagnosis and treatment, and help families overcome their struggles.

Q: How many programs and services does Hoyleton offer?

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services is proud to offer a continuum of more than 22 services divided into 4 categories: 1) Placement and Residential Care, 2) Counseling Services 3) Education & Community-Based Services, and 4) Puentes de Esperanza, Bridges of Hope

You can learn more by visiting the What We Do section of this website.

Q: How long has Hoyleton Youth and Family Services benn in existence?

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services was established in 1895 to care for orphaned children of a cholera epidemic. It has grown to be a community provider of emotional and mental health services for every stage of child and family development throughout southern Illinois.

Q: What type of insurance plans do you offer?

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services participates in several plans. To learn more, call us at 618.688.4727

Foster Care / Child Welfare

Q: What is Foster Care?

Foster care is a temporary living arrangement for abused, neglected, and dependent children who need a safe place to live when their parents or another relative cannot take care of them.

We help foster children succeed in school, fulfill key material needs, and participate in essential childhood experiences. Our services are tailored to help them graduate from high school with a plan for their future.

Hoyleton Youth and Family Services also serves caregivers by providing educational and financial support to help them navigate the challenges and opportunities of fostering, to provide the best possible experience for the youth in their care.

Learn more about how you can #BEAFOSTERPARENT and change a child’s life.

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