Caritas Family Solutions, a local nonprofit social service agency committed to strengthening the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families in order to create healthy relationships, loving homes and strong communities, opened a new office in Sparta six months ago, and is already seeing tremendous growth in the families it serves and the number of employees it plans to hire.
The new office, which opened in January, primarily handles foster care case management as well as licensing for people interested in becoming foster parents. Caritas Family Solutions CEO Gary Huelsmann said Caritas decided to open a location in Sparta to help support its Belleville and Carterville locations and create a central location between the two. The office, which is running at full capacity, started with four case managers and is currently looking to hire two more in addition to other support staff positions.
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