Regional Children's Home & Aid To Cut Foster Care, Intact Family Services | WGLT

Regional Children's Home & Aid To Cut Foster Care, Intact Family Services

Mar 13, 2019

Children’s Home & Aid announced Wednesday it will begin phasing out foster care and intact family services in the Central Illinois region, calling the services not sustainable.

Regional Director Mendy Smith said the region serves over 3,000 children and families each year.

“The program was deficiting on an average of $150,000 each year for the past three years,” she said. “And for other programs to be able to continue to provide the services they are providing, it was just too much of a deficit to burden.”

Smith said the organization’s two main regional offices are in Bloomington and Champaign.

“So we would be transitioning 170 foster care cases and 11 intact families to other community-based providers in those two areas," she said.

The organization plans to complete the phasing out process by the end of May.

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