How We Serve
Children + Families

Children’s Home + Aid is a leading child and family service agency in Illinois. Each year, it protects, educates and counsels more than 40,000 children, youth and families to overcome the overwhelming obstacles of poverty, abuse and neglect. The dedicated team of staff and volunteers deliver more than 70 programs including foster care, adoption services, early childhood education, family counseling, and youth services in nearly 60 Illinois counties. For 130 years, Children’s Home + Aid has been a compassionate advocate helping to shape public policy around early childhood, child welfare and juvenile justice.



10th Annual Champions for Children Luncheon

Join us this spring to discover how we create new possibilities for children and families. The event is going to be held at the Westin River North in Chicago on Thursday, May 21st. 
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Action Alert

Advocacy Work

Through our Center for Policy, Practice and Innovation, we utilize the collective voices, skills, and wisdom of our staff, volunteers, and advocacy partners to actively engage our lawmakers, rule makers, and supporters, by providing education and information to ensure sound public policies on behalf of children and families.
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Blue Bow Campaign

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children’s Home + Aid partners with organizations across Illinois to host events that raise awareness of child abuse and prevention.
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Result of the Month - Rice Child + Family Center

The Result of the Month is a new way for Children's Home + Aid to share results of the work we do with the children and families we serve. Every month we will share an exciting fact or figure about a program that shows what results we achieved, how we know this, and why the results are important.
>see the Result of the Month  >see the Results archive

Inaugural Northern Region Champions for Children Luncheon

Attend the very first Champions for Children Luncheon in Rockford, IL to celebrate those who are working to improve the lives of Northern Illinois' most vulnerable children. The luncheon will be held at Giovanni's on Thursday, April 9th.
>photos from the event coming soon  >read more

Thumb of Messaging Video

Who We Are

We have just one goal: to get children on the path to a better life and keep them there. Learn all about who we are and what we do in one minute and 30 seconds by watching this video. 
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Plan a Gift That Changes Lives

With a little planning, you can include a gift to Children’s Home + Aid within your overall estate or financial plans that helps put children on the path to a better life and provides you with tax benefits in return.
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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight highlights one of our many extraordinary volunteers: Leslie Todd
>read more  >volunteer spotlight archive

Building a New Carpentersville Child + Family Center

We are building a new Child + Family Center in Carpentersville!
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