1/8/2019 - 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!


7/1/2019 - Foster Parents of the Quarter - Jacob and Stephannie Neumann

July 2019
Congratulations to Stephannie and Jacob Neumann

Stephannie and Jacob Neumann have been foster parents since February of 2013. Throughout their journey, they have provided care and permanency for three children. They have always gone above and beyond with the children in their care, whether it was driving them to visit family, to counseling, or to any other service necessary for them to flourish and grow.

Each year, the Neumann’s have sponsored other children to receive Christmas gifts in YSB’s Star Tree program. They have fulfilled their calling to be foster and now adoptive parents.

The Neumann’s have decided to close their foster license and are now starting a new chapter in their lives… Stephannie recently received her Bachelor’s Degree and has been hired by Youth Service Bureau of Illinois Valley in the Homeless Youth Program as a Transitional Living Caseworker.

We are thankful for this family and for Stephannie’s continuation of her work with youth in the community. We cannot say enough about this family’s incredible dedication to children and the youth involved within our agency.

7/9/2019 - "Because of You" Newsletter


Because of You Newsletter

YSB has recently published a yearly newsletter to showcase donors, what they have done for the agency, and how their donation helps those within our community. If you would like to read through it online, please click on the link below. Thank you to all donors and volunteers who help to make the lives of the youth we serve better! 

Because of You Newsletter PDF

7/16/2019 - YSB School Supply Drive