The latest stories from Hoyleton.

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 […]

Hagar House: A New Beginning

DATE: May 22, 2023
The Hoyleton Transitional Living Program for Pregnant and Parenting youth has been converted into a Transitional Living Program (TLP) for developmentally delayed females aged 17.5 to 21. The living arrangements for the clients in this program have also changed. Our clients now live in a duplex in a residential neighborhood with 3 young females living […]

Schippel House Provides Opportunities for Youth with Developmental Delays

DATE: December 1, 2021
Rachelle Dunahee is the Program Manager at Schippel House, a therapeutic residential home in Salem, Il. for youth with special needs, specifically those with developmental delays who are low-functioning and on the autism spectrum. There, she works with youth to help make them as independent as possible and integrate them into the community. Meet Rachelle […]
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Hoyleton CAREs About Our Clients and Team

DATE: October 12, 2021
By Stephanie Seaton, Director of Project Implementation In 2017, we began implementing the CARE model, a comprehensive practice model that guides everything we do at Hoyleton. We are one of only 50 agencies nationally, and the only one serving youth in southern Illinois, that follows this model. It guides how we interact with the people […]

A Warm Welcome to Our New CPO

DATE: January 7, 2021
Hope Carbonaro, LCSW Joins Hoyleton Youth and Family Services as Chief Program Officer After graduating from SIU Carbondale in 1989 with a Bachelor’s in Social Work, Hope Carbonaro, LCSW, started her career that opened the door to many future opportunities, both locally and nationally!  After taking a personality career assessment in college, she realized that […]

A Message from Chris L. Cox

DATE: November 19, 2020
At this point, there is not much more that can be said about 2020, other than it will soon be over. We, as an organization, a community and a nation, have been challenged by political divisions, societal divisions and a global pandemic that have made us change the way we approach both our lives, our […]

Hoyleton | Philanthropy and Development

DATE: August 20, 2020
Hoyleton's Philanthropy and Development I was asked to write a blog post about Philanthropy as Director of Philanthropy here at Hoyleton Youth and Family Services. A blog? How do I put philanthropic efforts in a blog? For over 25 years I have been trained, mentored, and guided that philanthropy is all about relationships, communication, and […]

Hoyleton | Hiring Military Spouses and Veterans

DATE: July 23, 2020
Hiring Military Spouses and Veterans The pandemic has proven that Hoyleton hires heroes. However, there are a group of heroes who work for Hoyleton that often go unnoticed. We are speaking of armed forces veterans and their spouses. Hoyleton has not intentionally set out to hire or recruit "Mil-Spouses" as Camille Howard, Hoyleton's Human Resources […]

Hoyleton | Voices from the Frontlines

DATE: July 2, 2020
Voices from the Frontlines—Wren Fallon   Twenty-twenty has brought with it some unexpected moments, but also a time for reflection and a chance for me to support my community in new ways. I came to Hoyleton in February as a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist. However, by mid-March, COVID-19 had changed the landscape as churches, schools, and […]

Hoyleton | Making Safety a Top Priority

DATE: June 18, 2020
Making Safety A Top Priority June is National Safety Month and time to reevaluate the safety measures in place at home, work, or in our communities. At Hoyleton, we make safety a top priority for our residents, staff members, and volunteers. This week I had a chance to speak with Hoyleton’s Building and Grounds Manager, […]

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