Mission: The mission of youth service bureau of illinois valley (ysb) is to help young people and families succeed by serving them in their home, school and community. Ysb provides foster care, counseling and crisis intervention services to clients in need.
Programs: Foster care - provide short term emergency care for acute family crisis. Provide long term care for abused and neglected children. Clients served - 779
intact family - provide family counseling and support to stabilize the family structure and insure the family unit stays intact and avoids foster care.
treatment - provide therapy and counseling services by master level therapists for victims of abuse, trauma, etc. Clients served - 453
This organization, organized originally in the 1970's (I believe), has grown into an efficient non-profit.
This is my favorite group to work with because it DIRECTLY helps children and families that have no where else to go. The response is quick and they are there 24/7.
They have helped many from falling through the cracks. I personally have experience with three teenagers that were able to take charge of their lives and are much happier. They have monthly, realistic goals and have high percentage of obtaining those goals.
I have been a volunteer for over 15 years, and this is the organization I am most passionate about.