12/7/2015 - Donate to YSB through Amazon


Easy way to Donate to YSB!

Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/. Amazon will ask you what charity you want to support and you can choose Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley. The next time you want to order something from Amazon instead of going to amazon.com go to smile.amazon.com and whenever you purchase something from the smile website, YSB will receive .5% of the sales.

There is no extra cost to you. The items cost the same, the shipping is the same, you can still get prime and free shipping, etc. It works. 

Spread the word!

Such an easy way to help our programs, and our kids… Please pass on to your friends, family, foster parents, everyone!


4/4/2017 - April 2017 Foster Parents of the Quarter

Congratulations to Levi and Courtney Fritts!

Levi and Courtney live in Elgin, IL and have been nominated because of the devotion that they have provided to their foster children and those children’s biological parents. They have been foster parents for three years and have fostered five children, three of whom have returned home to their biological mother. This couple has been highly successful in building a relationship with the biological mother and continue to be a part of the children’s lives as a support to the family.

Levi and Courtney welcome children into their home and provide them with more than just love and support…they make great efforts to meet and exceed each of the children’s needs. They both make it their mission to advocate for all the foster children in their care. They also help to give the foster children life experiences that they might not otherwise have. They feel great satisfaction in watching their foster children experience many “first times” like swimming in the ocean or going to watch a movie in the movie theatre. They are a couple who strive to keep children active and ensure that they are cared for in all aspects of their lives. 

YSB is truly grateful to have such a caring foster family. Thank you so much for everything that you do!

Being a Foster Parent is a rewarding experience that can positively change the life of a child forever. YSB is looking for more people who are willing to open up their homes and their hearts to children in need. If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent and would like more information about becoming a Foster Parent, please contact Kelley Lumpkin at 630-820-6303, or follow us to our website at www.ysbiv.org.