THERE ARE OVER 18,000 CHILDREN IN THE ILLINOIS FOSTER CARE SYSTEM.

These children are some of our most vulnerable and they are not being served well.

All too often we read headlines where these children have suffered at the hands of their state entrusted caregivers. These children deserve better.

As a mother of a foster child for 5+ years, I have learned first-hand how DCFS is only minimally helping Illinois’ foster children. As your State Senator, I will continue to work to fix this broken system.

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There are over 18,000 children in the state of Illinois looking for homes and forever families.

For those interested in becoming a vital part of their future:
  • Please return here for more details on an upcoming seminar, scheduled for Sunday, Sept 16th, to learn how you can become a foster parent, or serve in another role;
  • Or you can send an email to info@JoanforIllinois.com and we will send you information; or
  • You can click here to visit the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

Additional information can be found by clicking here: CASA.