Children's Home + Aid provides opportunities for children to grow and succeed by helping them overcome obstacles such as poverty, abuse, and neglect. Each year, this organization serves nearly 40,000 children and families in Illinois through more than 70 social services programs led by a dedicated team of professionals.
Children's Home + Aid provides services to more than 1,000 children who need foster care due to crises with their biological families. The Excellence Academy is a program that provides after-school care to foster children aged 11 and older in Englewood and South Suburban Hazel Crest. The program serves 60 youths annually who have been identified as "at-risk" due to academic, emotional, behavioral, or developmental issues. Students receive stable, long-term tutoring from an adult mentor to develop essential life skills, improve performance in schools, and learn how to effectively communicate to avoid violent conflicts. Though the Excellence Academy helps many foster children successfully transition into adulthood, hundreds of other Chicago youths face their struggles alone.
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Children’s Home + Aid
As a leading Illinois family- and child-service agency, Children’s Home + Aid serves more than 40,000 children and families each year through its child-development and -care programs, family counseling, and foster-care-advocacy programs. The organization's roots extend back to 1883, when the Reverend Van Arsdale brought into his home a young girl whose mother was in crisis. The minister's umbrella of care soon spread throughout the country, as he established advisory boards and worked to improve child welfare. Today, Children's Home + Aid focuses on early childhood and juvenile justice, preventing child abuse, and garnering positive child development in strong families.
The organization’s Raising A Reader program helps children ages 3-5 get "kindergarten-ready" by developing early language and literacy abilities. Much of this work incorporates full parental involvement; facilitators encourage parent-child bonding through everything from bedtime stories to engaging, brain-building activities. Currently helping more than 350 children develop these necessary scholastic skills, the Illinois chapter is just part of a larger national trend; in 2011, the national Raising a Reader program touched the lives of almost 118,000 kids across 32 states.
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