Our critically-important mission equips our diverse families and communities with the knowledge and tools to learn, earn, heal and thrive.
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Tell legislators the importance of our mission and become a powerful advocate for the children and families of Illinois!
Do we really want to live in an Illinois that values one life more than another? Hold your lawmakers accountable. Tell them Illinois needs a budget that invests in families and communities — and we need it now!
Powerful stories from our empowering programs:
Domestic Violence Services
Without funding, 600+ clients may lose services that keep them safe, including court advocacy, supervised visitation, and help obtaining orders of protection. Nubia’s Story
Mental Health / CILA
Without funding for the Community Integrated Living Arrangement program, 4 adults with serious mental illness will have nowhere to go. This puts their recovery at risk, and increases their risk of becoming victims of crime. Tokiko’s Story
Without quality after-school programs, more than 7,180 students will not have a safe place to go after school where they also receive academic support and other enrichment. Tonti’s Turnaround
Safe From the Start
Without funding, 36+ children ages 0-5 who have been exposed to violence cannot address problems such as PTSD, developmental delays and behavioral issues, perpetuating cycles of community and family violence.
A Trauma Therapist Speaks