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The Guardian Angel Residential Program for Youth serves boys between the ages of 6-18 who have experienced significant abuse, neglect, or sexual abuse, and are exhibiting emotional, behavioral, or mental health issues that require 24-hour services, provided in a safe, supportive living environment.

The goal is to provide comprehensive intensive treatment services which will allow the youth to return to his family, a relative family member, a community foster family home, or independent living.

Program Mission

Our residential program strives to provide a safe therapeutic environment to facilitate enhanced functioning of youth in their families and community, to intervene in the cycle of abuse and neglect, and to promote the long term emotional, spiritual, and social well-being of the children and families we serve.

Program History

Guardian Angel Home has a storied history of serving children in need for nearly two centuries. It was originally an orphanage home for children and opened its doors in 1848 in Metamora, Illinois. In 1914, Guardian Angel Home moved to its present day campus in West Peoria, Illinois due to the need for a larger building.

In 1970, as orphanages were being phased out, Guardian Angel Home was transformed into a residential treatment center for boys and girls who were abused and neglected, sexually abused, and wards of the state of Illinois.

Currently Guardian Angel Home is a 16-bed all male residential treatment facility that is licensed for ages 6 to 18 years of age.

How referrals are screened and accepted

Referrals for intake screening are most frequently made by DCFS. Guardian Angel Home can also accept private pay clients but this requires pre-approval by their insurance company.

Program Location and Contact Information

260 East Queenwood
Morton, IL

(309) 636-7500

Contact James Kleine, Guardian Angel Program/Intake Coordinator at (309) 636-7506

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