Our goal is to make life easier on caregivers and provide dignity and needed items to youth. Our Resource Closet provides basic needs!  You qualify to submit a request...

If you live in Peoria, Tazewell, or Woodford county AND: 

  • accepted a new foster placement within the last 30 days
  • accepted a new kinship/ relative care placement within the last 30 days
  • are a biological family reunified within the last 30 days
  • are a teen in foster care that moved into an apartment in the last 30 days ( working an independence goal)
  • are a biological family working an intact case plan

Please note:Please do not submit a request until the child has been officially placed in your home. If you need a larger item like a bed for placement to occur, submit a special request or email the Resource Closet Coordinator, Katie Oliger at Katie@fostervillagepeoria.org

Please fill out a seperate form for each child. 

Type of Requests:

1. Welcome bags

These include basic needs for a child:

  • a couple days worth of outfits
  • pajamas
  • dental care items
  • hair care products
  • other tolietries
  •  blanket
  • Toy or/and comfort item.
  • We add additional items like: diapers, wipes, make-up, journals--- when age appropriate. 

Fill out a Welcome Bag REQUEST FORM HERE! 

2. Special Request Items:

Any item outside the scope of our Welcome Bags. We only allow one special request item per child (due to grant guidelines and funding).

Note: We are happy to help meet needs for one-time unique requests, but must also fall within guidelines above.  We require an email confirming the need from your caseworker before we can approve your request. Please have your caseworkers/agency contact email katie@fostervillagepeoria.org to confirm your need.

Example items

  • Car seat
  • Bed
  • Crib
  • Stroller
  • High Chair
  • Pack n Play
  • Infant necessities
  • And more

Fill out a Special REQUEST FORM HERE!

(Note: If you live near Peoria Area, but not in those counties, or need additional items- feel free to utilize our Swap & Share Group to find items & resources HERE. )