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LGBTQ Youth Resource Guide

DATE: June 30, 2022
Gain a better understanding of the lgbtq youth in your care with this compiled list of local resources, including support groups, affirming care centers, and guides for supporting youth to the fullest.

The Importance of Cultural Identity for Foster Youth

DATE: December 2, 2021
Cultural identity plays a key role in children’s lives; it is a significant part of who they are. Oftentimes cultural identity is marginalized or disregarded for children in foster care, which can lead to higher levels of loneliness and depression, lower self-esteem and difficult psychological adjustments that in turn affect coping skills and learning. Therefore, […]

Inclusion and Equity for In-Care Youth

DATE: April 8, 2021
In July of 2018, Hoyleton Youth and Family Services obtained a contract through Illinois’ DCFS for the Wraparound program. Part of the contracted agreement is to host monthly support groups for in-care LGBTQ youth and provide a safe space to learn, mature, and safely be themselves.  With the greater part of our mission to empower people to live the life God intended them to live, this is a natural fit for our organization.  The monthly support group is maintained and facilitated by Williams and Associates, a non-profit organization based in […]

Every month is Black history month

DATE: February 18, 2021
A reminder of why Black lives matter February offers an opportunity to honor, learn and re-learn about the achievements, accomplishments, and contributions of Black Americans.  Daily posts with stories and little- known facts create awareness and better understanding of the importance of a group of people who were omitted from the history of the United […]

Hoyleton | Why Diversity is So Important

DATE: September 10, 2020
Why Diversity is So Important for Our Team and Clients The definition of Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, one’s religious or ethical values, national origin, and political beliefs. Sit and think about that for […]

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