Guardian Angel Community Services

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168 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet, IL 60432
United States

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Monday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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The goal of the Foster Care Program is to ensure that placements facilitate and maintain family ties, are in the best interest of the child, and meet the provisions of the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) Foster Care Contract.  Our mission is to provide diverse services that inspire people to improve the quality of their lives in their greatest time of need.

Central to our philosophy of care is advocacy for peace and justice.  We believe in the inalienable human right to live and work safely, free from violence, oppression, and abuse.  We are guided by the principle that people have the right to self-determination as we join them on their journey of healing. We strive to instill hope through client-centered services provided in a safe and confidential environment



Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Illinois. To become a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Attend foster parent orientation
  • Pass a background check
  • Finish 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study
  • Provide at least three references
  • Clear a physical exam
  • Maintain financial stability

Foster families must be able to provide a safe and comfortable home for a child. You must provide room for the child to have a bed and enough space for personal belongings.

Foster parents do not need to be married or have a partner. However, if married, couples must show a stable marriage of at least one year before they can foster a child in Illinois.

Foster parents need to meet a child's basic care needs, such as providing meals and clothing. Foster families must also support a foster child's education and assist them in developing social skills.

Contact the DCFS or a local licensed child-placing agency to learn more or begin the fostering approval process.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.1 / 5
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Aug 30, 2023

GACS is a wonderful caring agency that truly wants their clients to succeed. The staff all lives and truly cares about the people and children that need services.

Rating: 5

Jelly Bee
May 19, 2023

They pile a bunch of women and kids into one room to maximize space. There was about 12 bedrooms when I was there and I shared a room with 2 women and their kids during my stay. The shelter itself is clean and organized but I don’t understand why they make multiple women and kids share a room. I personally think they take in more families than they can house to get more funding from the government.

Rating: 2

marleni alcantara
Apr 25, 2023

My husband went to get an assessment at this place, let me just tell this place is aweful, they are not confidential with information. The social submitted a false assessment so that the assessment at this place look bad.

Rating: 1

Julissa Pintor
Feb 08, 2023

Parenting classes should be free, but they're charging $150 dlls.

Rating: 1

Jan 12, 2023

My ex called saying she was kicked out by a place that was suppose to help her. They gave her no phone call or nothing. She got off work & was told she had to exit the building

Rating: 1