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.

Action Alert

Child Care Funding Crisis

The State’s Child Care Assistance Program, which helps working families with the high cost of quality child care, is about to run out of money for the current fiscal year. The state needs $300 million to keep the program running through June 30, 2015. We need you to take action HERE!

Result of the Month

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 

3rd Annual Basketball Bracket

Basketball Bracket 2015 is presented by the Associate Board of Children's Home + Aid. 100% of the proceeds help support the boys and girls served by Children's Home + Aid's Community Schools. Purchase your brackets now!
>how to participate  >register now


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. 
>read more  >register now

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.
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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 volunteers: Olivia Spanier
>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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