Illinois One Family One Child (IOFOC) takes an active role in the foster care and adoption process. Since its inception 30 years ago, IOFOC has helped place thousands of young people in the homes of caring, loving families.
Illinois One Family One Child identifies and recruits families who are willing to become licensed foster care providers to a very special population of youth. The IOFOC mission and core objectives include helping to: reduce the number of youths who are incarcerated; reduce the number that may be prone to recidivate; find suitable permanent homes for homeless youth, particularly those who are wards of the state of Illinois; and to help new families stay together. IOFOC provides guidance, mentoring and positive choices for youth by helping to keep youth engaged and encouraged (i.e., to stay in school and out of trouble) to become productive citizens.
One Family One Child is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that is committed to families and children-particularly teens and preteens with special needs for whom foster care placement may be especially difficult as well as those who may have had a juvenile justice experience.Recognized by the United States Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute for its unique program, like its initial program model, the IOFOC model is being replicated in cities across the country in an effort to help all children have a permanent home.