What is your greatest need?
Thank you for asking! The families served through Foster Village Peoria are completely funded by your donations. We do not receive any state funding, and the number of families served is utterly dependent on what donations allow. For example, a large percentage of requests, like car seats, beds and mattresses, must be purchased new for safety reasons. When you give, however big or small, these urgent needs can be met.
Please visit the giving page to make an online donation or to become a Monthly Partner.
Our business is interested in being a support to our local foster care community. What are some ways to do this?
We are so grateful for businesses like yours! There are several partnership opportunities to show your support for our community’s most vulnerable. Please fill out our contact form and we will be in touch.
How do I make a donation?
We’d like to host a donation drive for new items. What are your most needed items?
Thank you so much! We keep an updated list, and we can provide you with any promotional materials and lists that you can share. Please complete our contact form and someone will be in touch to chat about next steps!
I’m a foster parent in need of support. How can I get plugged in?
You are why we are here, and we look forward to supporting you! For more information about how we can serve you, fill out the form below and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
Contact Form click HERE!
Where are you located?
We are located at 2818 N. University St. Peoria, IL 61604 (within University United Methodist Church)
Please contact us to schedule a time to visit our location!
How do I volunteer?
We love our volunteers! They are what keep us running and help us connect foster families with the resources they need most. Please complete our contact form to provide us with details that will help us connect you with a volunteer opportunity that fits your skills.
Do you have any after-hours volunteer options?
Yes, we are always looking for on-call volunteers for evening and weekend spots. Our on-call volunteers can sign up to pack welcome bags, deliver resource requests to homes, or be a facility supervisor during visits. (Please note: This doesn't mean supervising the visits, they will bring their own supervisor from the agency or a foster parent. However, we need someone to open the space and set up, make sure it's cleaned up, and lock up afterwards.)
Please fill out our Volunteer form.
We need a Foster Village in our city/town. How can we start one?
We are glad you asked! We have an affiliate program that allows those passionate about supporting foster families to replicate our model and materials in their city. To check out our current locations and application process here.
I’m interested in learning more about becoming a foster parent. Where should I start?
A willingness to learn more is the best place to start! We recommend researching your local child placement agencies and attending orientations to get a feel for which agency is the best fit. Recommendations from current foster parents can also be very helpful. Many of our volunteers start with us as a way to get a better feel for what it’s like to be a foster family and later go on to get licensed, so volunteering is a great first step as well.
Can someone from Foster Village come and speak at our school, church, small group, community group, etc.)?
Yes, we’d love to! Please complete our contact form and tell us a little about your event.