News & EventsMay, 2016

DCFS Director Sheldon on the importance of community programs

In part two of this ABC 7 Chicago interview, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Director Sheldon highlights programs just like ours that provide services to children and families in the community, in home settings. We work alongside our trained foster parents to provide the wrap-around, community-based services that children need to build resourcefulness, resiliency and supportive relationships.

ABC7 Newsviews DCFS Director Sheldon

Kaleidoscope Find Your Future program serves as model for DCFS Building Futures

We are so proud to have our successful Find Your Future program serve as the model for Illinois Department of Children and Family Services’ new Building Futures program, which connects current and former foster youth with internships and vocational training. In the last year, we matched 25 young people with local businesses like Catalyst Ranch to build their resumes, continue gaining responsibilities and discover their career goals and passions. Congratulations to all of our young people who participated and helped pave the way for this new program!

Learn more in this clip from WCIA news.

Kaleidoscope Find Your Future on KCIA