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Children’s Home + Aid Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Child + Family Center

Reversing the Spiral of Child Neglect and Violence

The Rice Center

Children with a history of violence and abuse often exhibit extremely volatile and severe behavior. Inevitably, well meaning foster parents are unable to deal with these behaviors, often resulting in the child becoming a ward of the state.

The Rice Child + Family Center is focused on treating these vulnerable children with a goal of returning them to a loving family. The therapy services offered through the Rice Child + Family Center are round the clock and intensive. Highly trained therapists work with the children to correct negative behavior and reinforce positive social contact. Therapy is conducted in individual and group settings, and includes social skills training, counseling, and psychiatric intervention.

All of the services provided by the Rice Child + Family Center are administered in-house. The facility includes a medical clinic, group therapy classrooms, special education facilities and an art therapy area. 

The Rice Child + Family Center is located in the Metropolitan Chicago Region.

See the Rice Child + Family Center Program at a Glance

A Hundred Years of Service to Children in Need

Hands on History

A portion of  the "Hands on History" wall sculpture

The Children's Home + Aid Rice Child + Family Center celebrated its 100th year anniversary of service to children in need on November 12, 2008, with the unveiling of its wall sculpture titled “Hands on History.” Conceived as an art therapy project and funded through a grant from the Lydia Martin Memorial Fund, each child contributed to the sculpture making their own personal mark on the Center's history and to extend a message of hope and healing to future generations of children.
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