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.


In Loving Memory of Lloyd Albert Cutrer

Lloyd Albert Cutrer was gentle and kind beyond compare. This memorial will go to The Center for Youth and Family Solution’s Adoption program.



In Loving Memory of Emily Houska

Emily’s light shined bright while she helped many people facing life challenges during her internship at The Center for Youth and Family Solutions.  This memorial is a tribute to her commitment to helping people facing life challenges find hope.



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.

Other Special Giving Opportunities


Our “Just Like Me” activity fund, which we introduced at our 4th annual Blues for a Cause benefit concert, has been actively putting smiles on several kids throughout our service area.The idea behind this fund is to help give kids who have been abused and neglected a sense of normalcy by enjoying things like riding a bike or playing little league or  going to a water park.  These experiences can be costly, and not all of our families can afford them.   The great news is, because of the overwhelming response in donations we received at the concert, we have been able help many of the youth in our care have something special to look forward to this summer!

Some of our favorite things we have been able to purchase because of your generosity:

  • Summer camp for 10 year old Jacob so he can make new friends in the community he is relocated to this summer
  • A first time experience to Wrigley field for avid Cubs fan Camden and his foster family
  • Swim passes for Janae so she can spend time with friends this summer
  • Bicycles for 5 year old twins so they can enjoy playing outside together
  • Six flags passes for our boys in our Guardian Angel residential treatment program

Do you want to become a part of our Just Like Me campaign and bring a great summer memory to one of our kids?








Tazewell Community Area Project (TCAP) is one of the Center for Youth and Family Solutions community based programs. It’s primary purpose is to create a stronger community through organizing, advocacy, and direct services to the Richland Community of East Peoria. Offering: After school tutoring, Community Mentoring, Food distribution, Summer Camp, Beautification Days & various Holiday activities. Please  join us in Raising Up Richland’s Youth.


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.

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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