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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 […]

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 […]

Next Steps

DATE: November 12, 2020
Building a Bridge for Youths to their Forever Homes For 125 years, Hoyleton Youth & Family Services has taken great pride in supporting foster families throughout southern Illinois to ensure the best temporary care is provided and an optimal permanency plan can be achieved. Even with these outstanding services in place, Hoyleton believed that there […]

Hoyleton | Setting the Stage for a Successful Life Story

DATE: September 17, 2020
Setting the Standard for an Outstanding Adulthood Imagine a young man or woman approaching adulthood. This transition is a time that should be filled with excitement and opportunity as they look toward their future and independence. However, those who have spent part of their teenage years in foster care also struggle with relationship building, family […]

Hoyleton | It Takes a Village

DATE: August 13, 2020
In Phylicia’s last blog, she discussed how it takes a village, and in this piece, she will explore that village a little more.  When a child comes into care, the investigator works with the parents to find family members to take the child. Placing a child with a family member is done to help make […]

Foster Care| Foster Care Beyond COVID-19

DATE: June 25, 2020
Foster Care| Foster Care Beyond COVID-19 As the country slowly begins the phase-in process, our community leaders and social service advocates have been concerned about the well-being of our nation’s children. During the shelter-in-place order, with school and daycare center closings, the number of calls reporting child abuse dropped drastically. With fewer calls being reported […]

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 […]

National Poison Prevention Week March 26, 2020

DATE: March 26, 2020
National Poison Prevention Week raises awareness of poison prevention nationwide during the third full week of March every year. During this week, we have an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisonings and help with prevention for people of all ages and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention and ways to prevent tragedies. Hoyleton is […]

Letter to the General Public

DATE: March 16, 2020
Letter to the General Public, Clients, and Hoyleton Family and Friends, During this time of uncertainty, it is clear that we will continue to serve our clients and our communities while maintaining a healthy workplace for our employees. While communication is very fluid and the local, state, and federal governments are communicating continually, Hoyleton wants […]
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