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.

94th Annual Woman's Board September Gala

Join Children's Home + Aid and our Woman's Board on Friday, September 5th at The Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago. It will be a black tie event that involves dinner and dancing!
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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!

Registration is open from August 15th, 2014 until September, 5th 2014. The set-up of your scarecrow is on September 12th, 2014 and voting for your favorite starts the following Monday, September 15th.
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Lost Dunes Golf 2014

Registration is now open for our annual golf outing in October!
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 2013 Annual Report

Children's Home + Aid FY13 Annual Report

We invite you to review our fiscal year 2013 Annual Report and see an overview of our work throught the year and a celebration of our 130 years of service.
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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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FY13 Children's Home + Aid Impact Report Released!

We invite you to review our fiscal year 2013 Impact Report and see the difference we made in the lives of those who count on us.
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Taking Steps to End Child Abuse

5K Run / Walk, Saturday, August 9, 2014 in Belleville, IL. Registration is now open for the annual “Taking Steps to End Child Abuse” 5K and Fun Run. >read more  >see results!

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: Deliah Hughes.
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