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.

2014 Annual Holiday Gift Drive

Thank you to all of our donors and volunteers whose generosity delivered holiday gifts to more than 5,500 individuals! Go to our Thank You Page now.

You can also watch our holiday recap HERE!

 Chef's Tasting

4th Annual Chef's Tasting

The Rice Leadership Committee cordially invites you to the 4th Annual Chef's Tasting to benefit the Rice Child + Family Residential Center in Evanston on Friday, January 23rd.
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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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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
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Building a New Carpentersville Child + Family Center

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