The latest stories from Hoyleton.

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 decades.

Honoring Decades of Dedication

DATE: August 18, 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.

CARE Certification

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.
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A Blended Family

DATE: May 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.

Clothing Donation Locations

DATE: March 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
Shavonda Mitchom, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Welcome Shavonda Mitchom!

DATE: January 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 […]

Hoyleton Launches New Technology Platform to Advance Care Delivery in Southern Illinois

DATE: September 8, 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 […]
COVID-19 Children's Activity Book

COVID-19 & Me Children's Activity Book

DATE: April 1, 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 […]

LifeSet: Hannah's Journey with Hoyleton

DATE: August 9, 2019
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 transitioning […]

Chris Cox, President & CEO of Hoyleton selected as one of 36 members for Gov.-Elect Pritzker Healthy Children and Families Committee

DATE: August 8, 2019
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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