ABC Counseling & Family Services (Normal, IL)


  • Name:Lynn Willard
  • Title:Executive Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:ABC Counseling & Family Services
  • Address:705 E. Lincoln
    Ste. 303
    Normal, IL 61761
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:309-451-9495
  • Main fax:309-451-9404

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  • Mission:
  • The mission of ABC Counseling & Family Services (aka ABC) is to provide specialized evaluation and treatment to youth that are either the victims of sexual abuse or have sexual behavior problems and to help their families heal from the trauma of sexual abuse. ABC Counseling & Family Services provides adoption services for adoptive parents and counseling for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy.

  • Overview:
  • ABC is a hybrid agency, similar to a large child welfare agency that does adoptive placements and is licensed by the state to do adoptive placements and a small private clinical practice that counsels children. ABC receives the bulk of its funding from contracts with the state child welfare agency (IDCFS) and sub-contracts with social service agencies in central Illinois. The annual budget of ABC is slightly more than one millions dollars.

  • History:
  • ABC Counseling & Family Services, Inc. was founded in September of 1992. It is a private, not-for-profit, non-sectarian agency with its home office located in Normal, Illinois. The agency was opened to meet the need for specialized services in adoption and sexual abuse assessments and treatment of children.

    Executive Director, Lynn Willard, came to the agency in 1992 with almost twenty years of social service experience, the last ten of which were spent in adoption and sexual abuse counseling. The Director had a dream of opening an agency that would specialize in a couple of areas of social service, and one that would be very personalized and not bureaucratic.

    The Director recognized the importance of personalizing client’s needs rather than obtaining notoriety. She had experienced first hand the sorrow of adoptive couples being turned away from agencies because they were too old to adopt or because they would wait longer than couples of a particular religious affiliation. She had worked with older children placed in adoptive homes who had been sexually abused and found there were no counselors specifically trained to provide individual and group counseling.

    Since ABC Counseling & Family Services opened, the agency has served over 5,700 clients and families throughout Central Illinois. Our staff has grown from one full-time and one part-time to four part-time staff and fourteen full-time staff with a steady stream of MSW and BSW interns.

    ABC has also expanded and opened offices in Champaign/Urbana, Decatur, Springfield, Peoria, and Pekin, Illinois. The agency recruits student interns from Illinois State University along with other universities and trains these bachelor’s and master’s level students in skills from Adoption and Sexual Abuse Counseling to Business and Public Relations.

  • Year established:1992
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:9
  • Advisory board size:5
  • Staff size:26


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(1)
  • Tax ID:37-1299582

IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:371299582
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:
  • Organization Address:705 E LINCOLN
  • Organization City:NORMAL
  • Organization State:IL
  • Organization Zip:61761-6406
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:June, 1993
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):563
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Marriage counseling
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:P46Z
  • Asset Amount:$463,304
  • Asset Code:4 ($100,000 - $499,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,074,432
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,059,333
  • Last Updated:3/20/2018 10:39:40 am

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