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Our Mission is to help young people and families succeed by serving them in their home, school, and community.

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Youth Service Bureau: A Community Based Not For Profit Child Welfare Agency Established in 1976

As a community based agency, YSB responds to the changing needs of children and families in the Illinois Valley through a variety of programs. YSB’s board, staff, and donors strive to improve the quality of life for the people the agency serves, and by doing so improve the Illinois Valley community.

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Foster Care Services

Foster Care is a program for children in state custody who are unable to remain in their home.  Children in foster care stay with a family who provides safety, nuturing, support and role models for change.

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Delinquency Services

Redeploy Illinois was created in 2004 by the General Assembly to provide services to youth at risk of commitment to the Illinois Department of Corrections.  The program is funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

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Join our team

YSB’s greatest asset is its staff. The people we serve depend on compassionate professionals committed to YSB’s mission. We welcome you to submit a resume if you are interested in joining our team.

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We accept donations of any amount at any time

Please consider donating through one of our donation avenues and give to our community based not for profit child welfare agency.

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Latest News & Events



McHenry County Human Race 5k Cancelled

The physical race part of the McHenry County Human 5K race event has been cancelled, but if you are interested in donating to YSB at this time, the link will take you to a donation page, which is still accepting donations. Thank you! Read More

Get to Know our Board Members - Marty Ricconi

Current Board president, Marty Ricconi, began his tenure with YSB in January of 2015 after spending his career as a Special Education teacher in the public school system. He also held the title of administrator for 33 years until he retired in 2008. ... Read More

Chipotle Fundraiser Cancelled

In support of Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month in April, YSB has partnered with Chipotle to support our Blue Ribbon Campaign. All you need to do is show the attached flyer, flash the flyer on your phone, or tell the cashier you are there to... Read More

Donate to YSB

Simply go to Amazon's website. 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.co... Read More

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