New Life Parenting Program
For young women in foster care, the New Life Parenting Program teaches nurturing, effective, and safe parenting skills for those expecting or newly parenting.
Expecting and Parenting Mother Program
The Expecting and Parenting Mother Program is a transitional living program for young women ages 17 to 21 years that are expecting a child or parenting. Young women are under the guardianship of DCFS while they live at the Hagar House in Bellville, Illinois. During their stay, participants learn parenting and important life skills to successfully live independently.
MyFirstPlace is for youth ages 18 to 21 who are aging out of foster care. This unique program enables individuals to live independently and learn essential life skills while still under the supervision of our staff. Young women must have a high-school diploma or GED and a job to qualify for their first place. Once qualified, our team helps women meet the criteria to gain or regain custody of their child.
YVLIfeSet (™) Program
We’re the only agency in Southern Illinois to implement the expansion of transition-age foster youth services as part of a grant awarded to the State of Illinois from Youth Villages. Youth Villages is a national leader in children’s mental and behavioral health through evidence- and research-based programs, including YVLifeSet ™.
YVLifeSet ™ is designed to help youth transitioning to adulthood develop greater resilience and capabilities for success by educating young people to make better plans and decisions for their future.