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Reporting child abuse, neglect can lead to positive changes for the family

(WSIL) — News 3 continues to dig deeper into National Child Abuse Prevention month and is highlighting another local organization working to help kids and families. Caritas Family Solutions is a non-profit that serves central and southern Illinois with programs to support infants from seniors. One focus for the group is its foster care program, …

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The Poshard Foundation grants $100,000 to local agencies

CARTERVILLE (WSIL) — The Poshard Foundation held a virtual conference Tuesday to announce grant awards across Southern Illinois. Thirty grants totaling $100,000 were given to southern Illinois agencies. The money will be used specifically for services dealing with abused, abandoned and neglected children. Among those agencies is Caritas Family Solutions and they say the money …

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Help Caritas Family Solutions Play Santa to Children in Foster Care

ILLINOIS, USA — Who doesn’t love giving presents in the spirit of the holidays?! This is one of the reasons Caritas Family Solutions started its annual Secret Santa program. They need your help in playing Santa to more than 1,600 local children in foster care, especially this year. Gary is here to tell us more. …

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Southern Illinois Group in Search of Secret Santas for Foster Children

ST. LOUIS – Caritas’ Family Solutions is giving everyone the opportunity to be a foster child’s Secret Santa this holiday season. CEO of Caritas’ Family Solutions Gary Huelsmann said people can go online or in-person to one of the participating locations throughout the Metro East and Southern Illinois area and select a Secret Santa tag. There is a …

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Caritas Celebrates 73 Years of Serving Southern Illinois

(WSIL) — Caritas Family Solutions is celebrating 73 years of serving southern Illinois and needs the support of the community. The organization has several programs to help neighbors with all stages of life from expecting mothers to senior care and just about everything in between. Some of these programs include: Adoption services – Adoption from the …

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