A program for children in state custody who are unable to remain safely in their home. Children in foster care stay with a family who provides safety, nurturing, support, and role models for change. Foster care is meant to be a temporary, short term solution to an emergency situation. Foster placement may be for a single day or several weeks and some continue for years (Available in 20 counties).
Provides families with information and links them to services in the Spanish. Includes collaboration with Illinois Valley Community College literacy and citizenship programs. (Available in Bureau, DeKalb, Grundy, LaSalle, Lee, and Putnam counties)
Provides supervised visitation and exchange for children in homes with a history of domestic violence, sexual abuse, stalking, or child abuse. The focus is to keep all parties safe. Services available both to the public or through court referral (Available in LaSalle county).
A program established by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) meant to provide reasonable efforts to preserve families to enable children to remain safely at home and avoid separation and/or placement of the children (Referrals by DCFS only in Bureau, Du Page, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam, Stark, McHenry, and Winnebago counties).
Serves youth and their families dealing with family conflict, peer relations, delinquency, truancy, and personal problems experience during adolescence. Services are provided on a no decline basis, and open to all residents. YSB provides this service in the home, school, and community (Available in LaSalle, Putnam, Bureau, Stark, and Marshall counties).
Provides parents the opportunity to enhance their parenting skills, set appropriate expectations, and limits. Clients must be 21 years of age or older. Referrals are made by the following: DCFS, Probation, self, Churches, and Community (Available in Rockford, Freeport, and Belvidere).
Redeploy Illinois was created in 2004 by the General Assembly to provide services to youth at risk of commitment to the Illinois Department of Human Services. LaSalle County is one of 9 Redeploy sites in the state. Youth Service Bureau provides intensive services to these youth and their families, thus reducing the incidence of criminal recidivism in our community and incarceration of adolescents in the Illinois prison system. Referrals are made by the LaSalle County Juvenile State’s Attorney’s office and the LaSalle Juvenile Probation Department.
A 24 hour crisis intervention program which provides services to runaway youth, and youth that are locked out of their homes or refuse to return home. Temporary foster care may be used as well as mediation and short term counseling (Available in LaSalle, Putnam, Bureau, Stark, and Marshall counties).
Second Chance provides services to youth who would otherwise be removed from their homes and communities due to high-risk, unmanageable behavior. These adolescents have demonstrated significant emotional concerns which may include mental health and trauma issues. Intensive services are provided to the youth and their families through Youth Service Bureau. The program is funded through the LaSalle County 708 board. Referrals are made by the LaSalle County Juvenile State’s Attorney’s office and the LaSalle Juvenile Probation Department.
Offers intensive out-patient and mental health therapy treatment by Master degreed and licensed therapists trained in child and family centered intervention; Includes individual, marital, and family counseling. Counseling is available for Children and Adults and most insurance companies are accepted (Available in the following offices: LaSalle, Ottawa, Princeton, and Streator).
For young adults ages 16-23 years of age who are living in unstable and non-traditional living arrangements. Youth are linked to area services, taught independent living skills, and aided in finding jobs. It is the goal of YSB to keep youth off the streets and safe (Available in LaSalle, Putnam, Bureau, Stark, and Marshall counties).
Homeless youth (ages 16-21) are helped in finding safe and stable living accommodations and services that provide basic life skills, job searching, mental health services, and educational opportunities to make a successful transition to self-sufficient living (Available in LaSalle, Putnam, Bureau, Stark, and Marshall counties).