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.

8th Annual Toast to Hope

The Associate Board is hosting its annual Toast to Hope event at Centered Chef on Friday, November 7th. 
>read more  >register now

Lost Dunes Golf Event 2014

Thank you for joining us at Lost Dunes Golf Club, ranked #116 in the latest Golf Digest. We had the best time!
>read more  >see photos here!


3rd Annual Scarecrow Showdown

Unleash your creativity and make a scarecrow to be displayed and voted on at Rader Family Farms, LLC in Normal, IL! Voting ends 10/31/14!

Vote for your favorite scarecrow now!
>read more  >vote here

2014 Annual Holiday Gift Drive

Help make the holiday season brighter for children in need! 
>read more about ways to give back this holiday season in all of our regions!

Holiday Showcase House in Rockford

On November 8th and 9th, kick-off the festive holiday season with a viewing of the best in 2014 holiday decor! Come see this absolutely gorgeous 2,500 sq. ft. house decorated in holiday splendor. Local designers will be creating spectacular holiday themed visions in rooms throughout the house.  
>read more and see how to purchase tickets here

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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.
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Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight highlights one of our many extraordinary Interns: Aggie Bansley.
>read more  >volunteer spotlight archive

Building a New Carpentersville Child + Family Center

We currently offer early childhood care and education in Carpentersville at The Tom Thumb Community Child Care Center. The Center has served at-risk children and families in the Carpentersville community since the 1970's. And now, we are building a new Center!
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