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

Thank you for joining us this spring and helping to create new possibilities for children and families. The event was a huge success thanks to over 500 attendees, moving speakers, and impactful corporate partnerships!
>event highlights 

 FY14 Annual Report Cover

FY14 Annual Report

We are proud to present our fiscal year 2014 annual report. We invite you to take a look at the work we have done over the past year and celebrate the over 130 year history of service of Children's Home + Aid.
>read more

 FY14 Impact Report Cover

Impact Report for FY14
We’re measuring our impact to give vulnerable children of all ages a safe, stable home when they need it and the chance to learn, to heal, to love, to dream, and to make their way in the world. We invite you to review our fiscal year 2014 Impact Report.
>read more

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.
>read more now 

Diaper Drive in Children's Home + Aid's Central Region

Children's Home + Aid's Crisis Nursery in our Central Region is in desperate need of specific diapers: sizes 4,5 & 6 and all sizes of Pull-Ups. We need your help! We are hosting a Diaper Drive to ensure this necessity is stocked in our pantry!
>read more now  >purchase diapers from our Amazon Wish List

Help Support Children's Home + Aid's Southern Region and Purchase an Awesome T-shirt

Purchase Children’s Home + Aid’s DREAM, LOVE, LEARN,
HEAL, GROW T-shirt.

The profit will directly benefit Children’s Home + Aid's Southern Region Programs.
>purchase your t-shirt here!

Result of the Month - Raising a Reader

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

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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.
>learn more

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 the new Jerri Hoffmann Child + Family Center in Carpentersville!
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