Foster Caregiver Advisory Boards

The Foster Caregiver Advisory Boards provide a way for foster caregivers to work side-by-side with our agency’s foster care leadership team. To impact foster care services in each of our CYFS communities, CYFS Foster Caregiver Advisory Boards are active in the following communities:

  • Rock Island
  • LaSalle
  • Bloomington
  • Lincoln
  • Champaign
  • Danville
  • Peoria
  • Springfield
  • Galesburg

Each Foster Care Advisory Board is as unique as its local community. Some hold meetings monthly, while other meet quarterly. These meetings allow foster caregivers a way to join together to do the following:

  • Address foster caregiver needs such as trainings or identifying local resources
  • Improve foster care services
  • Consider ways to strengthen their local foster care experience
  • Assist in the development and delivery of the Foster Care Implementation Plan
  • Work together and support each other
  • Recruit and support new foster parents
  • Work with their local foster care staff on maintain positive relationships.

View all upcoming Foster Caregiver Advisory Board meetings on our Events Calendar.