PROGRAMS  •  SERVICES

MENTAL WELLNESS

COUNSELING & WELLNESS CENTER

A counseling center that provides professional, caring counseling and therapy services to all ages – individuals, families, couples, or groups.  Young children must be verbal and able to participate in session activities with therapists.  Referrals are taken daily and can come from the individual or various agencies. (Continue Reading)

YOUTH HOMES

It is our belief that youth are unique and require individualized treatment approaches. To promote healing, our residential treatment program provides a compassionate environment with the support of caring people. (Continue Reading)

SPERO FOSTER CARE

UMCH in conjunction with the Illinois Dept. of Children & Family Services provides a highly specialized, intensive foster care program for youth who live in the Southern Region of Illinois. (Continue Reading)

EDUCATION • SKILL BUILDING

SPERO ACADEMY

Spero Academy provides progressive, specialized education classes and services to youth in Grades 6 through 12.  This school is available to both our residential youth, as well as qualifying youth from surrounding communities. (Continue Reading)

BEST BEGINNINGS & NURSE-FAMILY PARTNERSHIP

This is a voluntary program where highly educated nurses visit women in their homes during their first pregnancy and throughout the first 2 years of their children’s lives. (Continue Reading)

BRIGHT START CHILDCARE

Bright Start is a quality, faith-based child care program providing care to children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.  They have recently been rated with a Gold Circle Status from ExeleRate Illinois. (Continue Reading)

FAMILY FOUNDATIONS

Family Foundations is a home-based program which seeks to improve the lives of
parents and children (up to 11 years old) by focusing on these five core competencies:
1.  Appropriate Expectations of Children
2.  Developing Empathy in Parents and Children
3.  Discipline with Dignity
4.  Self-Awareness and Appropriate Family Roles
5.  Empowerment and Independence.
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ADULT READINESS

TRANSITIONAL & INDEPENDENT LIVING

Youth in our Transitional Living program are between the ages of 17-21, attending school or working full-time, who have the capacity, motivation, and maturity level, are eligible for the program.

Young adults who are ready to move out of Transitional Living and take on all that life has to offer, can move into our Independent Living program and get off to a great start while still receiving guidance and care from Spero staff. (Continue Reading)

YOUTHBUILD

Young adults from the ages of 17 to 24 can learn work skills while earning their HSE / GED, and graduate with a specialized certificate as CNA, or in construction. (Continue Reading)

HELPING HANDS HOME IMPROVEMENT

Helping Hands is a home improvement service for all of your handyman and construction needs. Call 618-472-0624 for a free estimate. (Continue Reading)

HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

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