Unity Parenting & Counseling, Inc.

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600 W. Cermak Road, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60616
United States

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DayHours
Monday 9 AM-5 PM
Tuesday 9 AM-5 PM
Wednesday 9 AM-5 PM
Thursday 9 AM-5 PM
Friday 9 AM-5 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Unity Parenting & Counseling Inc. is a licensed child welfare agency that implements an Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) contracted Foster Care program.

One major purpose is to offer services to biological parents who have temporarily lost custody of their children, ages 0-21, for reasons of abuse or neglect. These services are geared to facilitate reunification of parent and child when possible and appropriate. A second focus is to oversee children/youth in the foster homes and support the foster parents in providing best practice care. When reunification with the biological parent Is not possible, Unity Case Managers and staff work with the foster parent(s) and the courts to achieve guardianship or adoption with the foster parent(s).

The overall program goal is to ensure the children/youth in the Foster Care program achieve maximum safety and stability in a loving home as is consistent with Unity’s mission.
Unity Parenting and Counseling is invested in making life better, meaningful and rewarding for young people and families from disadvantaged backgrounds. We empower and equip them with the resources and knowledge that can enable them to transform their lives so that they can add value to themselves and positively impact their local communities.


Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • 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

2.3 / 5
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Savvy Lanes
Aug 23, 2023

Ms falica needs to be fired I live in yall facility and she is very rude and mean she has a poker face she said things would happen and they haven’t then mrs margie or whatever told us we shouldn’t complain about rats and roaches cus we have a free place to stay

Rating: 1

brenda hunt-shelby
Jun 15, 2023

Very unprofessional doesn’t meet the needs of the children or the foster parents I have a child who should have been pushed over to specialization and all they cared about was getting that child adopted out rather than meet the needs of the child just so that can get good ratings like they are doing an excellent job no they need to fire all of the in that agency and start all over again because they actually do more harm then good when it comes to the needs of their children in that agency and stick these kids with the worst gals in the world they are not to be trusted either so please, please advocate for your child/children if they are with this agency they’ll fight to to the bitter end but as the parent who’s going to be caring for these children please don’t be afraid to advocate for the needs of the children because this agency doesn’t care about anything but a dollar I know I witnessed this first handle worst agency ever………..

Rating: 1

Lakesha Barton
Feb 04, 2023

these people are monsters

Rating: 1

Emma Blackburn
Jan 19, 2023

This place is Horrible The director Miss guy Does not like to return people back their kids Just so they could still get paid..This place needs to be up under investigation, Someone at this place is going to wind up getting seriously hurt playing with other people kids is no joke... There main goal is to adopt children when they is Supposed to try to get the child to reunite with parents..I really feel bad for the parents Is trying to get their children back have to go through this Disgusting place. It Is really unbelievable.

Rating: 1

Tash Gold
Oct 10, 2022

They came and took my niece with no remorse

Rating: 1