The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, Inc. Fund


The Center for Youth and Family Solutions is a not-for-profit social services agency incorporated in 2011 to provide strength-based, family-centered services to youth and families in need throughout Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa.

We work with those who have been impacted by trauma, grief and loss, abuse and neglect, and other significant family life challenges. Our mission is to engage and serve children and families in need with dignity, compassion, and respect by building upon individual and community strengths to resolve life challenges together.

Our organization provides foster care and adoption services; behavioral health counseling; child abuse prevention; crisis pregnancy counseling; intact family intervention; residential services for youth; senior services; and youth, family, and community outreach services. With 11 offices across Central Illinois, we serve over 20,000 individuals and over 7,000 families each year.

While CYFS does receive significant funding from grants and state contracts, it is only through private donations and gifts that we are able to offer opportunities to our clients above and beyond our core services. We are grateful for our founding partners, who have donated $1,000 or more to our organization since 2011. In order to continue to engage and serve children and families in need, consider donating to our organization, and joining this group of deeply committed, caring individuals supporting our mission.

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"Sue and I consider our contribution to The Center for Youth and Family Solutions to be an investment in our community and the surrounding area. In our estimation, there is no better investment one can make than in our youth and families."  ~ Matt O'Brien, Founding Partner since 2013

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