2018 Camp Life Staff Application is NOW OPEN!
We are searching for staff who are dedicated, energetic, hardworking and reliable!  Age requirement begins at 19 years old for our younger camp.
In case you are new to Camp Life, go to the Children's Aid Society of Alabama website for more information!
Camp Life is a great opportunity to give back to foster youth of Alabama!
Former foster youth!  We want you!  Please apply!
Apply HERE now!
For further questions contact Lazette Wright at 205-943-5356 or

December Dream Council Meeting December 2nd

Our last Dream Council meeting of the year has arrived!

We are expecting record numbers at this meeting at Jefferson County DHR!

If you are in the following counties, PLEASE plan to attend and RSVP:

Jefferson         Tuscaloosa

Shelby             Bibb

Talladega        Chilton

St. Clair           Coosa

Blount             Clay

Cullman          Calhoun

              Etowah            Walker            

***As a gesture of community service for the holidays, we are asking youth who attend to donate a toy or canned good, to be distributed to county play rooms or donated to the Alabama Reach food pantry!***

PLEASE RSVP, it is so important for our host county in preparing food!

Many times we are asked this question! 

Here is some information on the difference between Dream Council and Dream Ambassadors!

For further information contact Eveylon Williams at or call 205-943-5356

Teen Open Mic Nov. 7th


Don't Confuse Abuse With Love

Don't Confuse Abuse With Love

OWH update
I needed to leave. The Hotline helped me create a safety plan for me and my family.
Violence and abuse affect women of all backgrounds every day. Sometimes, women are attacked by strangers, but most often, they are hurt by someone close to them. Violence and abuse can cause terrible physical and emotional pain. But survivors are not alone. Help is available.

Here’s what everyone should know this Domestic Violence Awareness Month:
For more information:
  • Read OWH Acting Director Nicole Greene’s blog post on domestic violence-related deaths, the importance of not confusing abuse with love, and how you can get help before the situation gets worse.
  • Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or 800-787-3224 (TTY).
  • Visit the Violence Against Women section on
  • Use #DVAM, #DVAM17, #DVAM2017, and #DomesticViolence in social media messages to join the conversation.

Youth Serve Key Service Events


Key Events to look forward to

St Martin's in the Pines- November 4th

Salvation Army Angel Tree -November 11th

Great Leaf Raking Caper- November 18th

Giving Tuesday -November 28th

YWCA Santa's Workshop - December 16th
Go to for more info
Thank you to Sandra Williams and her staff at Madison County DHR for hosting an amazing Dream Council meeting Saturday! 
We had over 70 youth in attendance and over 20 adults.  We continue to break records! 
Jefferson County is next in December!
We also brought on 2 new ambassadors! 
Growth is good!
# ILconnect #DreamCouncil 


What a great year we had for the 2016-2017 season!  The team is reviewing everything and exploring ways to improve in 2017-2018 and you can help! 

If you are a social worker from any county in Alabama and/or a house parent/foster parent/group home worker and you registered or considered registering a foster youth in Alabama ages 14-20 for Camp Life, please take this survey:

Click HERE

If you are a foster youth ages 14-20 in the state of Alabama and you attended Camp Life 2017, please take this survey:

Click HERE

Your feedback is important to us!  Thank you!


Recipes to Try!

IL Youth! 

Tasty and Tasty Junior are two great options to get some ideas on cooking. 

For our college youth and those in their own apartments, here are some ideas to try! 

Let us know if you tried it!


October Dream Council Meeting - Madison County

Calling the following counties:
Lauderdale                                                       Limestone
Colbert                                                              Franklin
Lawrence                                                         Morgan
Madison                                                           Jackson
DeKalb                                                              Marshall
Winston                                                            Marion
Blount                                                               Cullman
Etowah                                                             Cherokee
Please RSVP! We look forward to seeing you all on October 21st!
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