Resources & Referrals

The Family Community Resource Center is committed to providing advocacy, outreach services, and education to families in need. We offer support and intervention for at-risk families to help avert potentially harmful or dangerous situations. To achieve our goals, we provide our clients with referrals to organizations specializing in family and child welfare. All services are provided free of charge for ANYONE who needs help.*

*Special services include providing translation for Hispanic, non-English speaking families when communicating with partner agencies.

Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (IDCFS)

IDCFS’s goal is to strengthen families and protect children by providing help and support to parents struggling to meet their children’s needs. FCRC was established in 2004 as the first family advocacy center in McLean county in an effort to assist families outside the formal child welfare system. Resources are also available for foster and adoptive parents—and for anyone who suspects incidents of abuse or inappropriate actions toward children.

406 East Monroe
Springfield, IL 62701
217.785.2509 (voice)
217.785.6605 (TTD)

Foster Parent Hotline

Adoption Hotline

The Baby Fold

The Baby Fold’s Family Support Services division strives to prevent unnecessary out-of-home placement of children before a crisis occurs. Trained specialists work with at-risk families to prevent abuse or neglect. The Baby Fold also offers assistance for adoptive parents and guardians, sexual abuse prevention programs, counseling/mentoring for families at risk for abuse or neglect, and counseling for adopted/displaced teens who are new or expectant parents.

108 East Willow St.
Normal, IL 61761

Catholic Charities

The Catholic Charities provides social services to individuals, families, and communities to help empower, restore, and protect essential family foundations. Programs include foster care and adoption services, pregnancy counseling, residential treatment and family counseling, youth/crisis intervention, and women’s counseling and support services.

Bloomington Downtown
603 N. Center St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

502 S. Morris Ave.
Bloomington, IL 61701

The Children’s Foundation

The Children’s Foundation works with families to avoid trauma, injury, or separation. Trained personnel are available 24 hours a day to provide guidance, emotional support, clothing, household necessities, dental and medical assistance, safe and affordable housing, and financial assistance. This branch of The Children’s Foundation serves approximately 200 families each year.

403 South State St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

Inspector General


Youth Hotline


Child Abuse Hotline


Missing Child Helpline


Advocacy Office


Day Care Information