Whether you have been personally touched by The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, you share in our mission to impact lives, or you would like to give back to your local community, your contribution to our organization allows us to continue to engage and serve children and families in need across Central and East Central Illinois and the Quad Cities.

There are several different ways to donate to CYFS. Gifts will be directed toward the greatest needs or you can always designate to a specific community or program if you prefer.


The Center for Youth and Family Solutions will offer a refund to parties who have made credit card donations to our agency through our 3rd party credit card vendor Authorize.net with 3 days of the transaction, minus any transaction fees. Please contact our agency at gro.snoitulosfycnull@etanod or call 309-323-6600 to request a refund within this time period. Please note that refunds may take up to 10 business days to post to your account following the refund.
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By Mail

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions
Attn: Celeste Matheson, Director of Development and Marketing
2610 W. Richwoods Blvd.
Peoria, IL 61604

In Person

Please contact Tony Riordan or Tricia Fox at (309) 323-6600 if you would like to set up a meeting to discuss the ways in which your gift can impact CYFS.

Special Giving Opportunities

Help Them Build Their Future Campaign

Guardian Angel Home is The Center for Youth and Family Solutions’ residential program for boys ages 6-18. The program provides a safe, therapeutic environment to intervene in the cycle of abuse and neglect, and to promote the long term emotional and social well-being of the child and his family.

What if there was a way you could help support boys in this program; to help build his future so that it is filled with endless possibilities?

There is a very special way you can support Guardian Angel Home right now and that is through our Help Them Build Their Future giving campaign.

This past April we transitioned our Guardian Angel program to its new home in Morton. While the boys are under our care, we are their home, so we strategically designed a living environment that really feels like a home-like setting.

This fall we will complete construction of a second building that will have space for a gym, space for group activities, and classrooms for the boys’ onsite schooling.

This is where you and your contribution can play an instrumental role. Your donation- at any amount- will help create space for play, rooms for learning, and an environment that stimulates growth and healing.

Be a part of our Guardian Angel Home family.
Be a part of building their future.

Donate today.

In recognition of all of our donors who give to this very special Build Their Future campaign, you will be part of a permanent tribute in one of our new buildings, reflecting that you encompass our belief in the enduring strength, creativity and perseverance of the human and community spirit; that you are part of the solution.

Planned Giving

Considering CYFS as a beneficiary of your estate plan is one of the most meaningful ways to impact the agency’s long term well-being and stability. Please visit our Planned Giving page to learn more about your options. You may also contact Tony Riordan or Tricia Fox at (309) 323-6600 to discuss the planned giving opportunities we have available, and we strongly encourage you to consult with your tax attorney or financial planner while making these decisions.Mom and Kid

If you wish to name The Center for Youth and Family Solutions in your will or estate plan, we should be named as:

“The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, a nonprofit corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the state of Illinois, with principle business address of 2610 W. Richwoods Blvd., Peoria, Illinois 61604. Tax identification number: 45-3251182.”

All unrestricted gifts are used to support the agency’s greatest needs. To further designate a bequest, please add an additional line to the wording above to state your preference for a specific community or program.

Date of Incorporation: September 12, 2011

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