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    Thank you to everyone who played in Hoyleton’s All-Star auction! We can’t put together a winning team without the unique contributions of all our players: donors, volunteers, board members, staff and clients. Our 2016 event was a success by all measures, including the stat you are probably most interested in: over $44,000 raised in one evening!

  • Hoyleton Ministries to Host Open House in Salem, IL

    Hoyleton Ministries to Host Open House

    SALEM, IL (January 2016) – Hoyleton Ministries will host a ribbon cutting and open house on Wednesday, January 6, 2016, to give the community an inside look at Hoyleton’s newest therapeutic residential center, The Schippel House.

    The center is being dedicated to Rev. Dr. Paul Schippel for his  20 years of serving young people through his leadership of Hoyleton Ministries.  As CEO,  Schippel was committed to improving the lives of the most vulnerable young individuals.  He was diligent as an advocate for young people who otherwise may not have been heard. Schippel is known for his great respect for the residents and dedicated staff members who worked at Hoyleton Ministries.

    The Schippel House will provide services for youth who are diagnosed as intellectually and/or developmentally disabled and in need of 24-hour care in an interdisciplinary treatment program.  Residents will range in age from 9 to 21, generally have IQ’s of 50 or below, and display autism spectrum disorders, significant impairment in learning, social skills and other areas of daily functioning, and may also have medical complexities.

    Residents receive constant supervision in behavior management and the development of life skills.  Goals are designed for each resident some of which include educational and motor skills for reading and writing.  Life skill goals such as proper communication and personal hygiene are also considered.

    “We are very proud to be able to have Rev. Schippel’s name associated with our facility,” stated Monte Mister, Director of Residential Services for Hoyleton Ministries.  “He is highly regarded for the integrity with which he led Hoyleton in its mission to serve young people.”

    The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) refer residents to the program by matching the child’s needs with services that are provided through Hoyleton’s therapeutic treatment model.

    The Schippel House, which will employ approximately 20 workers, opened in late fall of 2015.  Currently there are three youth who reside at the Schippel house.  Hoyleton anticipates residence being at capacity by the Spring of 2016. Hoyleton Ministries chose Salem for its close proximity to their residential program in Hoyleton, the central location and its reputation as a caring, welcoming community.

    The open house will take place from 4- 6 with a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony scheduled for 5:00 at 1311 South Marion Avenue, Salem IL.

    About Hoyleton
    Hoyleton Ministries, founded in 1895, is dedicated to creating a better world for the children and families of Southern Illinois. They serve 2,325 clients each year through their residential, child welfare, behavioral health, preventative services, and Puentes de Esperanza (Spanish-speaking) programs. To learn more about all of Hoyleton Ministries programs for children and families please


  • There they go!

    Hoyleton provided over 200 backpacks filled with essentials to deserving students by hosting a back to school picnic and backpack give-a-way to foster families within Hoyelton Foster Care.

    “We are committed to providing much needed supplies to help these young people succeed in the upcoming school year. Our goal is to help prepare students in the Hoyleton Foster Care program for learning,” said Sharon McDevitt, Hoyleton Ministries Director of Child Welfare.

    The picnic was free for Hoyleton’s Foster and Adoptive families along with the families in Puentes de Esperanza programs entering pre-k through high school. Hot dogs and hamburgers were served thanks to a donation from Kretzer’s Grill located in Hoyleton!

  • Hoyleton is dedicated to making everyday miracles

    Luke arrived at Hoyleton feeling lost and not knowing how to handle his emotions.  Through group and individual therapy sessions and encouragement from his peers here at Hoyleton, Luke returned home a new and improved young man!

    UPDATE on Luke from his Father, Randall


  • Hoyleton Awards Banquet

    Mark you calendars for the Hoyleton Awards Banquet, February 6th 2015.

  • The Theme is Set!

    Step right up to Hoyleton’s Dinner Auction themed “Hoyleton’s Country Fair!”  Enjoy fair games, nibble on popcorn and be entertained with some song and dance!  Of course you won’t want to miss our silent and live auction items, but what’s a fair without a livestock auction…. you’ll have to see it to believe it!  Wholesome country cookin’ will be served at 6:30, along with fair favorites, cotton candy and funnel cakes!  Come experience Hoyleton’s take on a county fair Saturday, October 18th beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the beautiful Regency Conference Center in O’Fallon, IL.

  • Thank you to our Golf Sponsors

    Hoyleton Ministries would like to take the time to thank all of our generous sponsors who supported the 2014 Golf Classic.

    Deaconess Foundation
    Progressive Business Equipment
    Bandy’s Pharmacy
    Federico Chrysler Dodge Jeep
    Spencer Fane Britt and Browne LLP
    Larry and Pat Kaburick
    Laner Muchin, LTD.
    Laurus Strategies
    Barber Murphy
    Farmers & Merchants National Bank
    Preferred Planning Concepts
    Ms. Cleo Terry
    All Metro Security Inc.
    BFM Group Inc.
    Rural King
    Driftwood Inc.
    Bank of Springfield
    Benjamin F. Edwards & Co
    Mr. Chris and Jennifer Cox
    First National Bank of Carlyle
    Holland Construction
    Kone Elevators and Escalators
    Rev. Kenneth and Mrs. Norma Kramer Jr.
    Laox HVAC & Sheet Metal Inc.
    Rev. Del Miller & Chris Heckendorn
    New Baden Jaycees
    Quality Testing & Engineering Inc.
    Rev. Dr. Paul Schippel & Mrs. Debby Schippel
    Mr. David and Rev. Carol Shanks
    Mr. Ronald & Mrs. Dianne Winney
    Vietnam Veterans of America – Clinton County Chapter 269
    Mr. Tim and Linda Boyce
    Kiffmeyer Investments
    Thomas F. Benedick
    Midwestern Pizza Company
    Southern Illinois Hoof Care

    Interested in sponsoring at the 2014 Hoyleton Dinner Auction?  Contact us 618-493-7575 to learn about our available sponsorship opportunities.


    Hoyleton Ministries 2014 Annual Golf Classic a Rousing Success!

    A staple in the month of July, our annual golf classic benefiting youth as they begin their journey to independence and those in need throughout Southwest Illinois – had another successful day full of smiles, laughs and some swings of a golf club!

    Believe it or not, the weather was a little chilly but the sun did sneak out a few times throughout the day. It turned out to be a great day with all the golfers enjoying complimentary ice cream, drinks, and a goodie bag filled with surprises. The golfing was capped off with a delicious supper from Cygan-Delaney Catering offering a fresh salad, cooked to perfection sides and mouth watering beef and pork.  Golf Prizes were handed out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams divided into 3 flights and individuals winning the contest holes.

    Photographer Dan Groom, captured the spirit of the day through his lens.  You can see more of his work on our Facebook page by clicking here.

  • Hoyleton Selected as Mental Healthcare Provider Under Medicaid Expansion

    Medicaid recently lifted a 20 year moratorium on adding new healthcare providers to its approved list.  Hoyleton is pleased to announce that it was one of the first to be given a new Medicaid Provider Number and will now be able to offer mental health services to the community at large.

    “I think it shows a great amount of respect for the quality of services Hoyleton provides.  This kind of approval typically goes to community mental health centers; we are one of the few and possibly only faith-based organization to be selected,” said Jill Lombardo, Chief Operating Officer.

    Hoyeton has been approved to provide services to Region 5, which includes 27 counties in Southwestern Illinois.  Jill says that Hoyleton will eventually be able to provide family, individual, and group mental health services to anyone who needs them.

    “This is a thinking-outside-the-box kind of initiative.  It’s not something we’ve ever done before but it will allow us to expand and offer even more services to those in need,” Jill said.

    Hoyleton plans to first provide additional services to those among their existing client base.  A committee made up of members of Hoyleton’s Board of Directors will help the organization assess the needs of the community and decide how to proceed accordingly.

    Illinois is one of 25 states to expand Medicaid coverage. Nationwide, this means that approximately 18 million people who need it are now eligible for mental healthcare coverage.

  • Hoyleton Goes to Camp!

    As vans filled with 24 young people from Hoyleton Children’s Home rolled into the parking lot at DuBois Center, the air was filled with anticipation as well as a bit of apprehension. The DuBois Center team was prepped and ready. Special training had even been provided by a behavioral specialist from Hoyleton Ministries. But, despite preparations, many were uncertain as to what to expect. What they found were enthusiastic young people who embraced the experience – despite the heat! Together, campers and leaders, laughed and sang, rode horses, swam in the lake, jumped off the dock, roasted marshmallows and created artful treasures. They shared lunch together in the dining hall, toured the lake on a pontoon boat and enjoyed a song-filled wagon ride. This was the second year for Hoyleton Day Camp, which is funded by grants and donations secured by Hoyleton Ministries. We all felt blessed to be a part of this experience and this partnership.