SOS Children's Villages Illinois

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1133 W. 13th St.
Chicago, IL 60608
United States

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Monday9AM - 5PM
Tuesday9AM - 5PM
Wednesday9AM - 5PM
Thursday9AM - 5PM
Friday9AM - 5PM
Saturday9AM - 5PM
Sunday9AM - 5PM
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SOS Children’s Villages Illinois offers an innovative approach to traditional foster care. Our model enables siblings to stay together in a nurturing, stable, single-family home in the care of a full-time, professionally trained Foster Parent in one of our three Villages. The Village setting offers wraparound services for the children and families we serve.

Along with meeting the basic qualifications for this position, our Foster Parents embody five essential qualities: a heart for mission, a heart for children, a willingness to relocate, creative parenting and style of care, and a desire for Village and community living.

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.

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3.4 / 5
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Monique D
Mar 12, 2020

I personally went here. They do try to keep the siblings together but however if your specialized you have to go. I got sassed at least three times here. They can never keep foster parents because the over work them. Ever since I left here I bounced from foster home to foster home this does not prepare you at all. You get drove every where on top of that you can just walk up to the office and file a report. But in other agencies you can't do that you have to wait on top of that there's not other foster parents near you like it is there where you can go to one of their house it's just not realistic

Rating: 3