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R.Y.F. Programs


Case Management / Youth Counseling

Children receive five to ten hours per week of direct contact with a professional Case Manager.  The number of hours per week varies depending on the circumstances of each client's life.  Since most RYF cases are open an average of more than a year, long-term relationships are formed between clients and their counselors.  These intensive relationships are what makes RYF services so unique.  Each youth has a counselor who cares.  The agency serves abused and neglected children up to the age of 21.

Group Home / Transitional Living Program (TLP)

The Group Home provides residential services for young men between the ages of 16 and 21. Transitional living services include employment related services, laundry, cooking, and maintaining their personal space appropriately.  These boys receive 10-15 hours of Case Management Services weekly.

Independent Living Option

This program provides monthly subsidies to clients for rent, food and utilities while the client either works full time or attends school.  While in the T.I.L. program clients receive up to 7 hours per week of Case Management Services which focus heavily on teaching clients to shop, budget, and prioritize among other independent living skills.

Foster Care (Home of Relative,Traditional and Specialized)

The RYF Foster Care Program provides a home-like environment to young men and women, ages 0 to 18.  Clients remain in foster care an average of two years.   Most of the girls and boys living in Foster Care leave the program and either enter the Group Home/TLP or ILO. While in the Foster Care program all children recieve intensive Case Management services.

Achieving Academic Success (AAS)

The AAS Program is an educational support program for children living in Sangamon County who have truancy, suspension, and expulsion issues. They recieve educational advocacy services, tutoring, mentoring, and a variety of other services designed to support them academically.

System of Care (SOC)

The SOC program is a placement stabilization service for those children placed in Home of Relative or Traditional Foster Care. Children recieve mentoring services, tutoring services, therapeutic services and many other services designed to enhance their strengths and meet their needs.

Local Area Network (LAN)

LAN-15 is a group of community service providers that encompass Christian, Logan, Mason, Menard, and Sangamon Counties. Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDTs) gather monthly, to identify and staff children who are having truancy, suspension, and/or expulsion issues. For each youth identified, a Child and Family Team (CFT) is developed to assess the child/family needs, identify community resources to meet those needs, assess and monitor the impact of service provision, and develop a WRAP plan if necessary.


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