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Hoyleton Welcomes Julie Neuner as Chief Program Officer

Category: Uncategorized
Date: August 29, 2022
  Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving vulnerable youth and families in southern Illinois, has hired Julie Neuner as its Chief Program Officer. “We are so pleased to have Julie as part of our Hoyleton family, her passion and experience is what we need to propel us to the next level,”...
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Success Stories From Our LifeSet Program

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Date: August 29, 2022
  In 2019, Youth Villages developed a pilot program, to help youth transition to adulthood, and Hoyleton was selected as one of three agencies across the state to participate in the program in partnership with DCFS. The goal of the pilot was to measure if this best practice approach produced better outcomes for young adults...
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Hoyleton Thanks You for Your Years of Service

Date: August 29, 2022
Successful organizations with longevity employ dedicated staff members who also have longevity. Hoyleton Youth and Family Services was established in 1895, and, though we do not have anyone on staff who was working 127 years ago when it all began,we do have multiple members of our staff who have been part of Hoyleton for multiple...
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Honoring Decades of Dedication

Date: 5/30/2022
For some families, Hoyleton Youth & Family Services is a household name. The habit of volunteering and donating has been passed down through generations and become a family tradition. Hoyleton Youth & Family Services began in 1895 as an orphan’s home and has grown with the dedication of these helping hands. For the 2022 Hoyleton...
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Care Certification

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Date: July 25, 2022
It’s Official! Hoyleton became a certified CARE agency in May of 2022. There are only 13 social services agencies in the world and only 10 in the United States, who have this certification. Hoyleton was certified by Cornell University who recognizes that Hoyleton met the Residential Child Care Project’s highest standard for implementation of the...
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The Petrillos

Date: 5/17/2022
We hear about blended family all the time, but Hoyleton foster and adoptive parents David and Amy Petrillo have a new extended definition. The two have been together for eight years and have 11 children – eight of which are biological. Through Hoyleton Youth and Family Services, they have adopted two children and currently care...
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Project Safe Neighborhood RFP

Category: Uncategorized
Date: June 11, 2021
Project Safe Neighborhood Hoyleton Youth & Family Services, in partnership with the Central District of Illinois United States Attorney’s Office, is accepting bids to contract with Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) prevention partners. This PSN project is committed to reducing gun, drug, and gang violence in targeted enforcement areas through four jurisdictions in Central Illinois. These...
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Clothing Donation Locations

Category: Uncategorized
Date: 3/12/2021
Extra clothes to rehome? If you find you have more clothes than you need, there are plenty of people who would be happy to carry on your fashionable tastes! Here are some local places that will gladly rehome your spare clothes! Check back here frequently as new locations become available! Hoyleton Residential Campus 350 N....
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Hoyleton Youth and Family Services Honor Roll of Churches

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Date: 2020
Legacy ($5,000+) St. Paul UCC, Columbia, IL St. Paul UCC, Freeburg, IL St. Peter UCC, Red Bud, IL   Visionary ($1,000 – $4,999) Bethel UCC, Cahokia, IL Friedens UCC, Irvington, IL St. John UCC, Maeystown, IL St. John UCC at Plum Hill, Nashville, IL St. Paul UCC-German-Township, Evansville, IN St. Paul UCC, Lebanon, IL St....
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Youth Summer Programs for St. Clair County

Date: April, 2021
Youthbuild in St. Clair county is offering a Summer Jobs program starting April 2021! Opportunites include Microsoft certifications, Carpentry certifications, IT certifications, and college scholarships! You will need the following when applying: • Photo ID • Social Security Card • Birth Certificate • Proof of Income For more information, see the graphic below
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Welcome Shavonda Mitchom!

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Date: Jan. 28, 2021
Hoyleton Youth and Family Services is pleased to announce that Shavonda Mitchom, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer will begin her role with us on Monday, January 25, 2021. Growing up in Southern Illinois, Shavonda was active in many community activities and enjoyed school. She utilized youth programs such as TRIO Upward Bound to ensure she...
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Hoyleton Launches New Technology Platform to Advance Care Delivery in Southern Illinois

Date: 09/08/2020
In March of 2019, Hoyleton Youth and Family Services’ leadership gathered to discuss the organization’s priorities for the next fiscal year. A large focus of the meeting was to develop innovative ways the organization could better manage its significant growth across programs, especially in behavioral health and foster care services. It was viewed as a...
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COVID-19 & Me Children’s Activity Book

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Date: 04/01/2020
While we are all struggling with our current shelter-in-place order, and while we are working to stay healthy at home, we know it is difficult for children to explain how they are feeling. We hope this activity book will give you and your family a chance to discuss and address some of the many emotions...
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Letter to the General Public, Clients, and Hoyleton Family and Friends,

Category: Uncategorized
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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Puentes de Esperanza: Ruth & Fabio’s Journey

Date: June 15, 2019
Puentes de Esperanza (Bridges of Hope) helps Spanish speaking individuals navigate the system, that can be quite intimidating at first. Ruth and Fabio are two individuals who have been impacted by our mission here at Hoyleton Youth and Family Services. Ruth, who came to the United States in 1993, heard of Hoyleton Youth and Family...
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Meet Kelly Bandy, Hoyleton's Incoming Board Chair

Date: February 28, 2019
Starting on October 1, 2019, Kelly Bandy will become the Chair of Hoyleton’s Board of Directors. Kelly has been a member of the board for over 10 years, most recently serving as its Vice Chair. Kelly and her husband, Eric, are long-time supporters of Hoyleton.  Both are native to Southern Illinois and have a deep...
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Hoyleton selected by DCFS as only agency in Southern Illinois to implement $4.5 M -grant for transition-age foster youth program

Category: Uncategorized
Date: November 29, 2018
(Fairview Heights, IL) Hoyleton Youth and Family Services will work with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) as the only agency in Southern Illinois to implement the expansion of transition-age foster youth services as part of the $4.5 million grant awarded to the State of Illinois from Youth Villages.  Youth Villages is...
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Chris Cox, President & CEO of Hoyleton selected as one of 36 members for Gov.-Elect Pritzker Healthy Children and Families Committee

Category: Uncategorized
Date: November 29, 2018
Chicago, IL — Recently, Governor-elect JB Pritzker announced the formation and members of the Healthy Children and Families Committee of the transition team at Children’s Home and Aid, the first social service agency JB visited while considering his run for governor.  Chris Cox, President and CEO of Hoyleton Youth and Family Services was named to the Governor’s committee. The Healthy Children and Families Committee will be chaired by...
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Cómo Puentes de Esperanza celebró la Pascua: cinco momentos destacados del evento de Pascua de Fairmont City

Date: 18 de abril de 2019
Durante más de siete años, el programa Puentes de Esperanza de Hoyleton ha participado en los eventos anuales relacionados con la Pascua de Fairmont City, que incluyen un desfile vibrante y una emocionante búsqueda de huevos. Estamos orgullosos de ser parte de un día tan especial que trae tanta alegría a la comunidad cada año...
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How Puentes de Esperanza Celebrated Easter: 5 Highlights from Fairmont City's Easter Event

Date: April 18, 2019
For over seven years, Hoyleton’s Puentes de Esperanza program has participated in Fairmont City’s annual Easter-related events, including a vibrant parade and an exciting egg hunt. We’re proud to be a part of such a special day that brings such joy to the community each year with the support of local institutions like the Fairmont...
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Margie Lewis' Journey from Foster Parent to Mom

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Date: March 21, 2019
After being a foster parent for over 30 years, Margie Lewis has impacted the lives of numerous children who have been in and out of her home. “Every child that comes in my home, I treat them like they are my very own. I want them to feel loved,” said Margie. “They may be gone...
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Three Ways Social Workers Further Our Work's Impact

Date: March 14, 2019
The work our social workers do isn’t easy, but it’s so important, and they do it day in and day out. We’re always grateful for their hard work and dedication to our youth, but during National Social Workers Month this March, we want to take the time to acknowledge them for all that they do....
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Tres cosas que estamos celebrando sobre nuestro programa Puentes de Esperanza en este momento

Date: 11 de febrero de 2019
En 2004, se estableció un nuevo programa llamado Puentes de Esperanza ((traducido a Puentes de la Esperanza) en Hoyleton. El programa se desarrolló después de la Conferencia Sur de Illinois (Iglesia Unida de Cristo) y Hoyleton reconoció la falta de servicios bilingües disponibles para la creciente población hispana en la región. El equipo de Puentes...
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Three Things We're Celebrating About our Puentes de Esperanza Program Right Now

Category: Uncategorized
Date: February 11, 2019
In 2004, a new program called Puentes de Esperanza (translates to Bridges of Hope) was established at Hoyleton. The program was developed after the Illinois South Conference (United Church of Christ) and Hoyleton recognized the lack of bilingual services available for the growing Hispanic population in the region. The Puentes team at Hoyleton serves as...
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Meet Hoyleton's 2018 Employee of the Year, Vicki Sharkey

Date: January 24, 2019
2004 was a significant year for Vicki Sharkey. Although she didn’t realize it at the time, it would be the year she’d begin a celebrated 15-year (and counting) career at Hoyleton. Vicki is a Nurse Case Aid at Hoyleton, and she supports our nurses that care for 40 youth living at the residential services’ campus. ...
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Residential Services Receives Tier One Status from Department of Children and Family Services

Category: Uncategorized
Date: January 1, 2019
If you visit the Hoyleton Campus in Hoyleton, Illinois on a weekday around 8:30am, it might look like the streets in most neighborhoods. Youth scurrying around, making their way to school just-in-time for the opening bell. The campus is where almost 40 boys and girls live 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Each...
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