Caritas Family Solutions is a child welfare and family services agency with a spirited, dedicated, professional staff who serve others with respect and dignity at every stage of life. Each day we help people to live healthy lives and guide families, individuals, parents and caregivers to create loving, stable environments for those in need.

Founded in 1947, Caritas meets the social and emotional needs of persons from all backgrounds within a 42-county service area in Southern Illinois. We are recognized by the Council on Accreditation for meeting the highest national standards of professional performance.

Services are offered through a network of four regional offices located in Belleville, Carterville, East Alton and Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Programs include adoption, foster care, counseling, residential treatment for children, assisted living and employment training for low-income seniors, independent living for adults with developmental disabilities, and multisystemic therapy for high-risk youth. See Services for detailed information.

As an independent 501(c)(3), nonprofit, charitable organization, Caritas relies on and benefits from the assistance and support of volunteers, businesses, community organizations, and individuals. Visit How to Help for ways you can show your support.

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: St. John Bosco Children's Center

St. John Bosco Children's Center in Belleville, Illinois is the only residential treatment center serving abused and neglected children, ages 6-12, south of Bloomington, Illinois. The center has provided a safe-haven to more than one thousand children since its inception in 1992 and is currently undergoing renovations to create a more home-like atmosphere for the children. Many small items are needed to help make the center a brighter, more colorful place to live. If you would like to donate an item please review the children's Wish List.