Foster Care

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You can help a foster child heal

There is a growing need for families willing to open their hearts and homes to children and teenagers who have been removed from their families because of neglect or abuse. These children need a loving family who will walk with them during a time of crisis and welcome them unconditionally into a caring home.

 

A safe home. Nurturing caregivers.

It’s a wish. A dream. You see, our children have seen life through the lens of hopelessness. Abuse. Trauma. Being in a loving foster care home offers our children the chance to know protection, compassion, hope. The chance to experience the joy of simply being a child. And to build bigger dreams than even they imagined.

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You can help a foster child heal

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.

Did you know?

  • Every 18 minutes a child is abused or neglected.
  • 70% of 4th graders cannot read at grade level.
  • Over 22% of foster youth experience homelessness after age 18.
  • Less than 2% complete a bachelor’s degree.
  • Children thrive in an environment that includes an adult who is committed to their long-term well-being.

Who can be a foster parent?

We believe a good foster parent is someone who has our children’s best interests at heart. It’s about finding the right match, not about choosing from a specific group of people. That means your marital status, age, income, religion, and sexual orientation will not automatically disqualify you from fostering or adopting a child. Nor do you need to own a home, have children already, be young or wealthy, or a stay-at-home parent.

Trauma hurts. We help heal.

Sometimes the path from hurt to healing is you. You can help foster children build bigger dreams and brighter futures.

You can change a child’s life

We invite you to explore how you can help foster youth have a promising tomorrow, empower them to succeed, build bigger dreams and have a chance to experience the pure joy of simply being a child.

Give us a call at 618.688.4727 or email fostercare@hoyleton.org to learn how you can change a child’s life.

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