12/7/2015 - Donate to YSB through Amazon


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!


9/27/2017 - YSB Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report


Our latest Annual Report is out now.

Please look through it HERE.

10/2/2017 - Foster Parents of the Quarter - Kathleen and Tony DiLuciano

Foster Parents of the Quarter

October 2017

Congratulations to Kathleen and Tony DiLuciano

Kathleen and Tony DiLuciano have been licensed with the Youth Service Bureau since June of 2012. They have fostered two children, mentored others, and adopted two children. The DiLuciano’s have been actively involved in fundraising for the agency and Kathleen has been a member of our Foundation Board. They have donated countless hours supporting the agency and foster children and their birth families.

Throughout their fostering of the two boys they have adopted, they have maintained the relationship with the grandparents and uncle of the boys. After adoption occurred, the family continues to encourage the relationship and frequent visits so that their children always know their entire family.

The DiLuciano’s have donated many toys, clothes, and money to the agency on an ongoing basis. Kathleen has done two groups with our homeless youth, both boys and girls. They work on self-image, skin care, and job interviewing.

10/10/2017 - Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Youth Service Bureau is looking for Foster Parents

The Youth Service Bureau is in need of foster parents for children ages 7 to 18 and for those in crisis care for up to 21 days.

An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at the main Youth Service Bureau office at 424 W. Madison St. in Ottawa, IL. from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. 

If you would like more information about the meetings or becoming a foster parent, please contact Jami Valenzuela by phone at 815-431-3031, or by e-mail at Jami@ysbiv.org. More information on foster care is available at www.ysbiv.org.