12/7/2015 - Donate to YSB through Amazon

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Easy way to Donate to YSB!

Simply go to https://smile.amazon.com/. Amazon will ask you what charity you want to support and you can choose Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley. The next time you want to order something from Amazon instead of going to amazon.com go to smile.amazon.com and whenever you purchase something from the smile website, YSB will receive .5% of the sales.

There is no extra cost to you. The items cost the same, the shipping is the same, you can still get prime and free shipping, etc. It works. 

Spread the word!

Such an easy way to help our programs, and our kids… Please pass on to your friends, family, foster parents, everyone!

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6/28/2017 - "The Lives We Touch" 2017 Youth Service Bureau Video

Youth Service Bureau has many programs for many different problems. We have many clients who have had their lives changed for the better through treatment. Check out this video to see and hear a few success stories from clients at YSB.

"The Lives We Touch" 2017 Youth Service Bureau video


7/5/2017 - July 2017 Foster Parents of the Quarter

Foster Parents of the Quarter

July 2017

Congratulations to Calvin and Pat Duffield!

Pat and Cal have been nominated by a staff member outside of the foster care program due to their great dedication, hard work, love and commitment, and unconditional love for the children that they have either fostered, adopted, or taken guardianship of over the years… AND for their unconditional support of biological families. They were licensed on January 1, 1998 and have continued to build a solid foundation within the foster care program for almost 20 years.

The Duffield’s like to fly under the radar in the work they do. They have made countless financial donations to the Youth Service Bureau over the years. They have taken every child into their home without reservation about the child’s needs. They believe in doing the necessary work for the good of the children, and yet, they don’t look at fostering as work.

They began their journey with their daughter, Rachel, who is now a Pharmacist. They’ve adopted three children and have taken guardianship of two. They are currently fostering another young man. Many years ago the family took in a sibling group of five. The children eventually returned home to their parents. Even after their return, Pat and Cal remained a support to the family. In one of many generous moments, Pat bought five pairs of tennis shoes for these children after they had already gone home. They have always remained in touch, and continue to have guardianship of one of the five.

The Duffield’s have always been a very gracious host to YSB staff, other foster families, children, and anyone who is blessed to be in their lives. They have never asked for thanks or a pat on the back for their work, but it has never gone unnoticed.

Congratulations Pat and Cal. YSB and the world has been truly blessed with your family!

Being a Foster Parent is a rewarding experience that can positively change the life of a child forever. YSB is looking for more people who are willing to open up their homes and their hearts to children in need. If you are interested in becoming a Foster Parent and would like more information about becoming a Foster Parent, please contact Kelley Lumpkin at 630-820-6303, or follow us to our website at www.ysbiv.org.

Pictured below are Calvin Duffield, Kiersten, Jordan Pless, Rachel, Gary, and Pat


7/19/2017 - School Supplies Needed

Youth Service Bureau is looking for school supplies to distribute to our clients. If you would be interested in donating, please contact Sue Trost at 815-431-3035, or by e-mail at Sue@ysbiv.org.

These are some of the items that are most in demand:

- Backpacks
- Mechanical Pencils
- Glue sticks
- Washable markers
- 3 ring binder pencil cases
- Children's blunt end and sharp scissors
- Tissues
- Ink pens
- 5 subject notebooks

Thank you for any donation you are able to give!
THESE ARE FOR YSB CLIENTS ONLY