ChildServ’s Family Foster Care Program creates safe, nurturing permanent environments for children in substitute or out-of-home care. We secure placement for children and ensure that they are being cared for by dedicated foster parents in a loving home that encourages their learning and growth. ChildServ’s Family Foster Care Program includes both traditional and home-of-relative foster care.
Traditional Foster Care
ChildServ provides clinical, comprehensive case management, and therapeutic services for children who have been abused and neglected.
Our experienced team secures a stable placement in a licensed foster home that is appropriate for each child’s needs and continually educates, meets with and monitors foster parents.
In Fiscal Year 2012, we are able to help 37 children achieve permanency through adoption, guardianship or reunification.
Last year, 91% of eligible foster care clients graduated from high school.
Our case workers visit children in licensed foster care homes monthly—and more often in cases with greater need.
Home-of-Relative Foster Care
ChildServ’s placement team facilitates placements for children who need substitute care and can be placed with a rela-
tive, creating as little change and as much stability as possible for the child in our care.
Our staff ensures relatives receive the training and support that they need to address their emotional needs and give the best possible care to the children placed in their home.
Our goal is to create a permanent situation for the child through adoption, guardianship or a return to the child’s biological parent.
ChildServ's foster parents say:
- "I've learned the importance of giving care and love to these kids because they deserve all the love we can give them."
- "There are many wonderful children looking for a family to love them."
Foster Parent orientations are hosted on the third Tuesday of each month at 5401 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chicago. Please call 773.867.7323 for more information or to register.