OUR MISSION: The Baby Fold embodies Christian principles to help families and children develop the hope, courage, and love they need to become whole and healthy.
OUR VISION: Transforming children’s lives through strong family and community partnerships.
The Baby Fold
108 E. Willow St.
Normal, IL 61761
Fax: (309) 451-7289
Email: Human Resources
Applications also available at this address.
The Baby Fold ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, military status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
The Baby Fold is a Drug-free Workplace.
“Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.” - John Wesley
This statement of John Wesley, considered the founder of the United Methodist Church, is a fitting and appropriate introduction to this list of important values for The Baby Fold. Wesley aptly captured the essence of our culture by putting these words together, as they describe the environment around which our agency values can exist and thrive and be lived out each day.
Respect: Humankind, created in God’s image, has inherent value and dignity and is worthy of respect. We value, listen to, are kind to, and encourage others.
Integrity: Integrity results from the integration of honesty, competence, and ethical behavior. We are truthful, capable, and transparent in our actions.
Teamwork: We are called to be in relationship with God and with one another. We find common ground, are considerate, seek partnerships, and listen in order to understand each other.
Excellence: Our expertise is demonstrated by always giving our best for the benefit of others. We commit to be lifelong learners, and to grow and improve ourselves so we can always offer our best.
Stewardship: Our funds, property, and human resources are given to us in trust from God. We make the best possible use and avoid waste or abuse of all of our resources.
Diversity: We are committed to supporting and maintaining a culture of diversity and inclusion. Having diverse employees, business partners and community relationships is vital to fostering quality programs for the children and families we serve.
The Baby Fold serves over 1,000 children and families annually. Located on three different campuses in Normal and one in Springfield, the agency provides a variety of programs and services for children and families in Central Illinois. Main program areas include: foster care, special education, residential treatment, family support and prevention services.
The Baby Fold employs more than 285 individuals and has an annual operating budget of $17 million.
The agency offers the following benefits: family health, life, dental and vision insurance, employee long-term and short-term disability insurance; paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, and personal days; a 403(b) retirement plan; and a friendly, professional work environment.