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.
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions does not collect personal information from visitors to our website. Any private information collected by our 3rd party credit card vendor will be subject its privacy policy of Authorize.net. Please visit www.Authorize.net and www.elevon.com to review their policies.

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


At The Center for Youth and Family Solutions, many of the kids in our care have been abused and neglected and part of the child welfare system-and we try very hard to help them have normalcy-because these kids just really want to be kids. Unfortunately, they often miss out on things that many of us have taken advantage of having-like being able to right your bike on a hot summer day-or go to the pool with friends, or play little league or soccer. The Just Like Me Activity fun allows us to help families afford these types of activities-giving these kids in our care the chance to be a kid and have a great summer!

Do be part of Just Like Me Activity fund!








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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