The Baby Fold is growing and expanding- because of you!

News and Updates – In 2018, The Baby Fold is expanding to serve more children and families. “Many of our programs have waiting lists, so we are investing in the lives of children as well as the future of our community,” said CEO Dianne Schultz.

The Baby Fold is McLean County’s 24th largest employer serving over 1,200 children and families each year through 12 programs reaching across 28 counties! Here’s what’s new …

• The Baby Fold is Expanding and renovating our Hammitt Jr/Sr School to help more children each year. We are renovating our building at 612 Oglesby Avenue in Normal, IL to accommodate a growing need for special education service in McLean County and 40 surrounding school districts. The renovation is right on schedule and will be ready for students in the upcoming 2018-2019 school year! To read the front page Pantagraph article on the Hammitt School expansion click here

• The Baby Fold is Growing our Community Schools program with the addition of Cedar Ridge Elementary partnership. In collaboration with Unit 5 and United Way, The Baby Fold is imbedding social workers in the public schools to meet the needs of teachers and children thereby improving test scores, involving parents, and creating positive learning cultures.

• The Baby Fold is Expanding the Healthy Start Program in to Champaign County. This is an early intervention program proven to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect with a 98% success rate. We are also providing that community with vital, intensive, in-home therapy services as well as adoption support services.

• The Baby Fold is Growing our Adoption Preservation program continuously to meet the needs of adoptive families who have opened their homes to children from hard places and find themselves in need of therapeutic support.

The Baby Fold is thriving and growing with YOUR help. Thank you for your support. This year, we celebrate our 116th Anniversary. Since 1902, we have been adapting and improving our services to meet the needs of our community and we are committed to that same excellence for the next 116 years.

The Baby Fold is also now hiring for a wide variety of positions. Employment opportunities can be found here


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The Baby Fold – 108 E. Willow Street – Normal, IL 61761 – 309.454-1770