Foster Care/Shelter Services

Camelot Community Care

Camelot Community Care’is national non-profit child welfare and behavioral health organization committed to therapeutic Foster Care, 24 hour crisis intervention, counseling services for youth and families, and on- going foster parent training.

  • 5301 E State St # 208
    Rockford, IL 61108-2397
  • Phone: 815-484-9180, press 0 for immediate service

Children’s Home and Aid of Illinois

Provides family centered counseling services for children and parents, including those involved in the child welfare system and foster care/adoption situations. These counseling services help improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and maximize the family well-being and academic achievement of these children. Also provides pregnancy and early parent counseling and support. Other services include adoption and foster care services, early childhood care (MotherHouse Crisis Nursery for ages 0-6) and education, residential services, and youth services. Most services are free to Medicaid-eligible children. M-F 8:45-5.

  • Northern Region:
    910 2nd Avenue
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: 815-962-1043

Evangelical Child and Family Agency

Offers services for adoption, couseling, foster care, pregnancy support, and safe families.

  • 5301 E. State Street, Suite 124
    Rockford, IL 61108
  • Phone: 815-229-3255
  • Fax: 815-229-3256

Illinois Mentor

Founded in 1980, The MENTOR Network is a national network of local human services providers offering an array of quality, community-based services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, brain and spinal cord injuries and other catastrophic injuries and illnesses, including children in foster care, and to youth with emotional, behavioral and medically complex challenges as well as their families. Also provides for fos

  • 6701 Clinton Drive
    Loves Park , IL 61111
  • Phone: 815-282-6153

Lutheran Social Services

Provides adoption services, foster care crisis intervention and counseling, pregnancy and parenting counseling/support services, and youth programs. The Adoption Preservation Program is open to all families with adopted children under the age of 18 and provides a stipend for hourly or overnight respite care. Parents must identify their own respite provider. Youth programs include tutoring and mentoring of children in K-8 in the RockfordPublicSchool District. No fees. Hours M-F 8:30-5, others by appointment.

  • 321 W. State St.
    Rockford, IL 61101
  • Phone: 815-969-8836

LYDIA Home Association- Rockford

Lydia Home Association offers “Safe Families for Children” which assists families during times of crisis such as unemployment, eviction or homelessness, family medical crisis, pregnant teens, post partum depression, etc., preventing the need for children to be placed in foster care by offering temporary placement. Also offers LYDIA’s Residential Treatment Program for children and adolescents with severe behavioral problems, provides for counseling services, and has LYDIA Urban Academy in Rockford.

  • 2323 South Sixth St., Suite 2
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: 815-966-0039
  • Fax: 815-965-3721

Mother House Crisis Nursery (service of Children’s Home and Aid)

Offers 24 hour, 365 day/night nursery services to children, ages newborn to 6 years, for families in crisis. Families in extremely stressful situations can bring their children to Mother House for “free” temporary nursery care. Examples of crises may include violence, homelessness, addiction, hospitalization, NA/AA meetings, counseling, and stress. Provides situational crisis counseling, parent education classes, support groups and parent/child interaction groups. Conducts follow-up calls and home visits to help stabilize family, as well as referral and linkage to commuinty resources.

  • 1603 S. 4th St
    Rockford, IL 61104
  • Phone: 815-962-4858

Our Children’s Homestead

A Non-profit ogranization dedicated to assuring safe and secure homes and neighborhoods for abused, neglected and troubled children, taking on some of Northern Illinois’ toughest youth, challenging our staff and volunteers to change the lives of uniquely challenged children. OCH’s innovative approaches are different from ‘traditional’ foster care programs.

  • 483 N. Mulford Road, Suite 8
    Rockford, IL 61107
  • Phone: 815-316-7626
  • Fax: 815-316-7652