Youth Service Bureau
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Housing & Urban Development Program

Housing and Urban Development Program (HUD)
Contact Information

Michelle Davis, MA
  Programs Supervisor

217.529.8300 ext. 225

Toll Free:
866.529.8300 ext. 225


HMIS Privacy
Posting Notice

Description: This privacy notice is posted at each workstation that uses HMIS and at each agency.  IT spells out privacy control, restrictions on the use of data and how clients can access data.  It also emphasizes client's rights to receive services even if they choose not to participate in HMIS.

Housing and Urban Development Program (HUD)
The Youth Service Bureau's HUD program for homeless youth provides services to adolescents and legally emancipated minors that are homeless.  Through outreach and the Youth Service Bureau's intake process, homeless youth are provided with services.

Our goal is to successfully transition participants to independence by providing them with a safe, stable shelter, allowing services to be put into place that will promote a successful transition to independence and permanent housing.  It has been our experience with this population that most young adults are not capable of successfully making the jump from shelter to an independent living situation without supportive services.

The HUD program will serve youth that are non-wards of the state between the ages of 16 to 21 that are homeless, living in unsafe environments, couch surfing and doubled up with family and friends.  Youth who meet these criteria include those who have been locked out of their homes and cannot be reunified with their families.

In addition to safe shelter, the program will address the following:

  • Individual counseling
  • Drug and alcohol assessments
  • Tutoring for GED and High School Diplomas
  • Training in obtaining and maintaining employment
  • Money management
  • Basic housekeeping
  • Independent living skills
  • Linkage and referrals with other community resources
If you or someone you know are in need of our services contact YSB at 2901 Normandy Road, Springfield, IL, 217-529-8300.  Walk in hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Please read carefully
Effective date March 20, 2006

The agency receives funding from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide services to the homeless families and individuals.  A requirement of this funding is that the agency participates in the Heartland Continuum of Care, which collects basic information about clients receiving services from this agency.  This requirement was enacted in order to get more accurate count of individuals and families who are homeless and to identify the need for different services.

We only collect information that we consider to be appropriate.  The collection and use of all personal information is guided by strict standards of confidentiality.  You do not have the ability to share your personal information with the other agencies that participate in the Heartland Continuum of Care by completing a "Release of Information" form.  This will allow those agencies that work in a cooperative manner to provide you with efficient and effective services.

You have the right to NOT participate in the HMIS.  This does not mean that you will be denied services by this agency.  You have the right to ask for information about who sees the data.  You have the right to see your data.

Notice (Federal Register/Vol 69 No 146)