Home for the Holidays is managed through our Targeted Recruitment Program and it matches college students who are in foster care with families who can provide a temporary home during schools breaks and holidays. Currently, more than 200 teens in care attend college in Illinois and other nearby states. When college campuses close for holidays and semester breaks, many students often struggle to locate living arrangements.
“By providing these students with a supportive environment during school breaks, we can help them be successful when returning to campus. We dream that these students continue to have a connection with the families that host them and become stronger adults as a result,” said Susan McConnell founder of LIBU.
Let It Be Us is excited to be in the 2nd year of this program. In addition to hosting a student, supporters can also sign up to provide holiday gifts in the form of clothing, gift cards or personal services and assist older college students with career guidance and job searches. To become involved in this program and to volunteer to be a host family please complete our volunteer form and include as much information as possible about your current family structure.