Lester and Rosalie Anixter Center
Anixter Center has proudly served hundreds of thousands of people in the Chicago area since 1919. Today, they focus their work on serving people with disabilities, behavioral health needs, and people who are Deaf, Blind or Hard of Hearing through a variety of programs and services. These services include group homes, day services, substance abuse use disorder treatment services, audiology services and many more.
Chaddock Attachment and Trauma Services
Chaddock is on the cutting edge of residential treatment for children who have experienced severe abuse, neglect, or other trauma in their early years of development, and is nationally-respected for the excellent results demonstrated in their Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program (DTAP). Many of the children in this program are adopted by loving families, but the unresolved issues from early childhood prevent them from forming loving, nurturing relationships. Three out of four children in this program, whose issues were so profound that they were unable to live in a home environment, are able to return home or go to a less restrictive environment (such as their own apartment) in an average of 18-24 months.
The Baby Fold is a nonprofit organization that has been dedicated to the well-being of children and families since 1902. They have successfully helped over 1,200 people a year with a wide array of programs all designed to wrap services around children and strengthening families. Their life-changing programs range from Adoption Services to Foster Care, to special education through the Hammitt School and early intervention programs that give children a healthy start in life.
Spero Family Services
Spero Family Services engages in several programs to provide services to individuals, families and communities. The Mt. Vernon and Murphysboro Youth Homes provide therapeutic services and support to at-risk youth. Spero Academy is a non-public special education facility that services at-risk youth in the Mt. Vernon Youth Home and Transitional Living Programs. The Best Beginnings program provides nurses to help youth parents from pregnancy until their child is 2 years old and provides midwife services to young mothers.
Hoyleton Youth and Family Services
Hoyleton Youth and Family Services has continually expanded its commitment to all people, young and old alike, who are in need. Since it’s inception in 1895, Hoyleton has enriched the lives of over 1,500 people annually through their broad spectrum of residential and community-based services that include: • Therapeutic Residential Treatment and Foster Care • Transitional and Independent Living Programs • Crisis Care • Puentes de Esperanza and Special Education Programs