The latest stories from Hoyleton.

Schippel House Says Goodbye To First Ever Client

DATE: December 6, 2023
Schippel House opened 8 years ago in November and they are marking the anniversary in a very bittersweet way, saying good-bye to their very first client. Mike arrived at Schippel House on November 9, 2015, when he was 13 years old. Eight years later he left Schippel House, a grown and much more capable man. […]

I Am: A Care Moment Between a Residential Youth and Staff

DATE: September 8, 2023
At the ground-breaking event, Diana recited a poem that earned a standing ovation from the crowd titled 'I Am'. We are so proud of her for getting in front of the crowd and showing how amazing, genuine, and bright she is. Residential Therapist Rebecca Rudolph and Program Manager Deanna Howard each worked with Diana, our […]
Fryday holding a 2019 Impact Report where he was featured on the cover.

From LifeSet to Police Officer: Fryday Catch-up

DATE: February 1, 2023
If you were part of Hoyleton in 2020 you may have met or heard a story or two about former client Fryday Nelson. This young man, and his son Zai'den, stole the hearts of many when they were special guests at our Hoyleton Honors banquet back in February of 2020. After completing the ILO program, […]

Hoyleton Parents Provide Security and Care for Adopted Grandchildren

DATE: November 9, 2021
Sheryl and James are the grandparents of eight children. They were introduced to Hoyleton when their grandchildren’s mother abandoned them, and they were put into DCFS custody. Sheryl and James immediately acted and worked closely with Becky Depping, the Hoyleton Foster Care Case Worker, and Becky Rhoden, the Child Welfare Manager, to keep the kids […]

How One Foster Family Is Making a Difference in the Life of a Youth With Disabilities

DATE: October 19, 2021
Hoyleton Youth and Family Services provides specialized resources and support during extenuating circumstances. Nicole and Nick Nolte quickly became aware of these opportunities when they were contacted by DCFS regarding a friend’s daughter, Ariana, who at the age of 11 was placed in protective custody and admitted to Cardinal Glennon Hospital suffering from signs of […]

Hoyleton | Home for the Holidays

DATE: December 23, 2020
One Man's Winning Battle for His Family Tim woke up one morning, sleeping on his wife’s grave. Still heartbroken from her passing of an overdose, Tim faced his own struggles with drugs that he was determined to overcome. He knew he had to face his demons seeing how he had six children to look after. […]

Hope for the Holidays | Making Seasons Brighter

DATE: December 17, 2020
We had an opportunity to speak with one of our donors recently and talk with her about why she is so passionate about being involved with our annual “Hope for the Holidays” program. Sitting in her home in Mascoutah, Samantha relaxes on her couch as what sounds like a thunderous herd goes by. “Those are […]

Forever Family Through Adoption

DATE: December 3, 2020
Hoyleton helps a loving family provide a forever home through adoption Over 122,000 children and youths are in the U.S. foster care system, looking to find a forever home. Those thousands waiting to be adopted are at risk of aging out of foster care without permanent family connections, which increases their risk of homelessness and […]

Foster Care | Daniel Waters

DATE: May 28, 2020
As May draws to a close, we want to thank the individuals who open their hearts and homes to our communities’ youth. Choosing to foster a child is an important decision, and taking the next step can seem overwhelming. However, foster parents are a welcomed shelter from the storm and provide a safe place for […]

Hoyleton HALO Project | National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month

DATE: April 9, 2020
As a nation, our attention is turned to dealing with COVID-19 and helping our communities adjust to the realities of shelter-in-place. While self-isolation slows down the transmission of COVID-19, the flip-side is that self-isolation leaves many individuals vulnerable to abuse. April is National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month. It is not often that individuals catch a […]

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