Heart & Soul Gala

Join us for our 11th annual Heart & Soul Gala on February 3rd, 2024 to support the well-being of individuals, children and families all across Southern Illinois. Register and purchase tickets for the live, in person event below.

The registration deadline is January 12, 2024.

Secret Santa

Every year, Caritas Family Solutions relies on friends, like you, to help make dreams come true for more than 1,700 children in our care. You can help children in foster care have a joyful Christmas. 

Each Day We Help

Please consider giving a gift that will continue the impacts you help us make on our communities. Your donation, whether large or small, will make a difference!

we build stronger communities

New Life

Care For



Who we are

Our Mission

To strengthen the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families in order to create healthy relationships, loving homes, and strong communities.

How we create positive change

Our goal is to take people from crisis to self-sufficiency. We know what a profound effect we can have on people’s lives simply by creating a loving, caring environment.

Building Healthy Relationships

Healthy Relationships

Every human being has a core need for healthy relationships. It begins with a child’s relationship with parents and siblings. Later it’s with friends, and then with a significant other or spouse. Eventually it may be with children of their own. People who have healthy relationships are able to create loving homes.

Loving Homes

Everyone, from newborn to elderly, needs a loving home. We all need assurance that our home environment is safe, and that we’re able to trust those we live with to care for us. Having a loving home empowers us to build a strong community.

Strong Communities

When we have healthy relationships and loving homes, we’re able to contribute fully to our community. We can hold jobs, be a good citizen, stay healthy, raise wonderful children, reach our potential, and give back in many ways.

Upcoming Events

caritas day of giving

Due to Covid 19, we are holding off on public events until we know it’s safe to resume. In the meantime, please join us online for Caritas Day 2020!

Success Stories


Meet Carlos

From Violence to Loving Care

When Carlos was just six years old, he was placed in foster care because his parents engaged in severe domestic violence and allowed gang activity in their home. He was too traumatized to be placed in foster care, so we welcomed him in to St. John Bosco Children’s Center where he thrived.

service area

Our geographic service area covers the counties of Southern and Central Illinois. 

  • Alexander
  • Bond
  • Champaign
  • Christian
  • Clark
  • Clay
  • Clinton
  • Coles
  • Cook
  • Crawford
  • Cumberland
  • Dekalb
  • Douglas
  • Edgar
  • Edwards
  • Effingham
  • Fayette
  • Franklin
  • Gallatin
  • Hamilton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Iroquois
  • Jackson
  • Jasper
  • Jefferson
  • Jersey
  • Johnson
  • Kane
  • Kankakee
  • Lake
  • LaSalle
  • Lawrence
  • Logan
  • Macon
  • Macoupin
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Mason
  • Massac
  • Monroe
  • Montgomery
  • Moultrie
  • Peoria
  • Perry
  • Pope
  • Pulaski
  • Randolph
  • Richland
  • Rock Island
  • Saline
  • Sangamon
  • Scott
  • Shelby
  • St. Clair
  • Union
  • Vermilion
  • Wabash
  • Washington
  • Wayne
  • White
  • Will
  • Williamson

Children and families were also served in the states of AR, GA, ID, IN, KY, MO, MS, SC, TN, TX and WA.