Carterville Chamber of Commerce

Carterville, Illinois, is located on Route 13 between Marion and Carbondale. Its close proximity to these growing communities allows for a small town atmosphere with larger city conveniences. Carterville is a wonderful place to live and work!

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Chamber Business Spotlight of the Week for 05/14/18 - Children's Home & Aid

This week’s Carterville Chamber of Commerce Spotlight Business of the Week is Children’s Home & Aid. Here is a little more about their agency.

Children’s Home & Aid is a leading social service agency in Illinois. Each year, it helps about 40,000 children and families overcome overwhelming obstacles such as poverty, abuse, and neglect. Since 1883, Children’s Home & Aid has been a compassionate advocate for the welfare of children and families. Children’s Home & Aid provides m...ore than 70 social service programs focusing on child development, child abuse prevention and strengthening families.

Children’s Home & Aid is a nonprofit agency that is currently celebrating its 135th year serving families and children in Illinois! Our local office in Herrin has been active for 4 years now and covers 27 counties in Southern Illinois.

Our Mission - To give children help, hope and opportunity
Our Vision - To build a better life for children, youth and families
Our Work - Saves children’s lives, moves families forward, and goes where the need is greatest
Our local office offers two programs to families in our region:
·Adoption Support and Preservation Services – Provides post-adopt intensive in-home trauma informed counseling services to families who have adopted children or have a subsidized guardianship through the Department.
·Youth and Family Counseling – Provides in-office trauma informed counseling services for youth-in-care as well as their families to work towards reunification.

Other programs throughout the state:
Adoption Services - Uniting children with loving families
Child and Family Counseling - Strengthening families through support and guidance
Early Childhood Care and Education - Building the foundation for a lifetime of learning
Foster Care - Finding safe and loving homes for children
Intact Family Services - Keeping families together through intervention
Parent Support - Supporting the role of parents in child development
Residential Services - Helping children heal through extensive therapy
Youth Services - Serving the needs of at-risk youth

We love being a chamber member because Carterville is such a strong community and really emphasizes boosting local economy by supporting local businesses. We have a great network of support and we enjoy all the collaboration between the businesses and families of our community!

Pictured staff are (from left to right)- Pat Roebuck, Brandy Shirley, Kailah Kelly, Amber Beyke, Kristine Kubica, Stephanie Altizer, Melinda Squires, & Tim Stockhecke.

Be sure to put on your calendar the 135th Anniversary Fly Around- “HOPE WITH WINGS” . It is Tuesday, June 05, 2018 from 2-4 PM at St. Louis Downtown (Cahokia Airport) Airport, 6100 Archview Drive, Cahokia, IL 62206
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