FamilyCore Respite Program enjoys front page coverage in Peoria Journal-Star Newspaper!

    On Tuesday, October 6th, the Peoria Journal-Star released a page 1 story highlighting our respite program for suspended students.  

  The Respite program is part of our Outreach department; it operates at the Outreach base office, located at Forrest Hill United Methodist Church.  

 Click this link to read the full article:   

 Staff members Ron Tyler and Marie Moss




Day Respite Program for Children Suspended from School
This program provides a safe and structured environment for youth ages 7-17 serving an out-of-school suspension due to misbehavior. Youth participate in academic enrichment activities, intensive social skills training, and community service activities. The program focuses on preparing youth to return to their home schools with improved skills and a readiness to learn.

Project Respite Help
This program provides respite childcare for families and their children. Eligible children are covered by DCFS Adoption Assistance or a Subsidized Guardianship agreement, or were adopted through DCFS. They must be ages 7-17 and residing in Peoria, Tazewell, or Woodford Counties. There are three primary components of respite offered through Project Respite Help: Center-Based Respite Childcare, Parents Night Out and Camps

Please see our fliers for specific information:

Respite Help for suspended children