Caritas Facts & Stats

Open and international adoptions that match babies, children, or pregnant women to people wanting to adopt.

  • Our adoption program is the largest in Southern Illinois.

  • We were awarded accreditation from the Council on Accreditation (COA) for traditional Adoption Program. Of 946 quality standards, we scored 81% in the highest “outstanding” and 18% in the second highest “good” levels.

  • In FY2019, we served 148 individuals in our private adoption program with 9 finalized adoptions. 132 adoptions from foster care became final.

Care and support for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

  • We are the only agency in our region that provides supportive services to the birth mother, regardless of if she chose an adoption plan or to parent her baby.

  • In FY2019,  we served eight women in our program.

A program that ensures children can stay in a loving home until their parents have corrected their situation, or until a permanent home is found.

  • The largest Foster Care program in Southern Illinois and second largest in the state

  • We are ranked as one of the top providers for highest Foster Care performance ratings in the State of Illinois from Department of Children and Family Services for past four years.

  • In FY2019, we served 2,035 children through our foster care program. 688 new children entered our foster care program and 352 children achieved permanency (either returned home or were adopted).

A safe place for women who are homeless and pregnant that provides support services to empower them to make the best choices for their baby.

  • We empowered 13 young mothers in FY2019.

  • Since 2010, we have served 102 moms and their 90 babies.

  • Average resident is 24 years-old and stays at Fontebella 11 months.

Provided to individuals, groups and families in 42 counties across Southern Illinois

  • We provided 4,153 hours of professional counseling in FY2019.

A home for children who have been abused or neglected, who are too traumatized to succeed in foster care

  • St. John Bosco Children’s Center is the only residential treatment center south of Bloomington, Illinois for abused and neglected children ages 6-18.

  • Our Children’s Center served 50 children and provided 11,156 days of residential care in FY2019.

  • 90% of discharges were positive in FY2019. 73% of those positive discharges were sustained after 3 months.

An assisted living facility for low-income seniors

  • Fox River provides residents with comfortable, safe apartments where they receive assistance in daily living.

  • 100% of residents are low-income seniors with special needs.

  • We served 34 low-income seniors in FY2019.

A supported employment program to help low-income seniors live more independently

  • Participants are low-income seniors over age 55 who benefit from job training, search and placement assistance.

  • SCSEP is the top-performing provider in the state of Illinois and is the second highest performing provider in the country (out of 67 providers).

  • SCSEP had 148 participants in FY2019.

  • SCSEP participants completed 72,037 community service hours in FY2019.

Group homes for people with developmental disabilities

  • In FY2019, we served 17 adults with developmental disabilities through four homes in the community.

Agency Awards

  • Awarded the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance National Charity Seal for meeting all of the Standards for Charity Accountability

  • Received the “2012 Business Excellence Award” from the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce

  • Recognized as “2012 Outstanding Agency of the Year” by SIUE Department of Social Work

  • Recognized by the St. Louis Business Journal as the 19th Largest Nonprofit in the St. Louis region