As we look back at the incredible impact we were able to create together in 2022, we want to take this opportunity to say thank you!

Because of YOU…

  • Lisa and Thomas successfully adopted Bianca – their second adoption through Children’s Place – this year. Born at 36 weeks, Bianca experienced severe withdrawal symptoms from both cocaine and methadone, as well as numerous other medical issues and developmental delays, resulting in a 6-week hospital stay. Shortly after, she was placed in our residential program (initially in isolation due to a severe virus) where she remained with us until we placed her with her foster parents, Lisa and Thomas, who eventually became her proud adoptive parents.
  • Danilo – born prematurely with several serious health conditions – was able to celebrate his triumphant rite of passage from preschool to kindergarten this year after having been with us since infancy.
  • Siblings Joseph (8) and Valerie (12) – long-time kids in our foster care program – celebrated finally having a “forever home” after being adopted by their maternal aunt, Rosa Vasquez, at the City’s first live adoption event in over two years!
  • Maya – a single mother, suffering from severe psychological and emotional setbacks whose two children (6 and 1) were removed from her custody – was able to receive the personalized care and support services she desperately needed to get healthy, learn practical life and parenting skills, work on her G.E.D., be able to visit her children regularly and stay on a positive path of wellbeing so she can be reunited with her kids at home.

These are only a few examples of the inspiring stories of surviving and thriving made possible by the generous support and commitment of donors, volunteers, and partners like you. To read more about these and other stories of hope and celebrate all the wonderful milestones and moments from this year, check out our latest Annual Report.

You are the heartbeat of our mission, helping us build safer and hopeful pathways forward for Chicago’s most vulnerable kids and families.

As we look ahead to all the new possibilities and opportunities to inspire positive change in 2023, we hope you will donate to support more children and families like Bianca, Danilo, and Maya.

Last month, we launched our year-end campaign – Building Pathways Forward – with a goal of raising $25,000 to raise urgently needed funds that will allow us to meet the dramatic rise in our children and families’ need for our care services and programs by today.

If you have already donated a gift, thank you! If not, you can donate now by clicking the donate button below.

What better way to end the year than to know that Children’s Place Association will be able to continue to provide comfort, care and life-saving services to those who are suffering most this time of year.

Donate today to ensure your dollars are immediately put to work serving our most vulnerable children and youth.

This year, we invite you to share a message of gratitude and hope with our kids and families by entering your message in the comments box when you donate. We will share your messages virtually with our community to brighten the lives of everyone who sees them.

Wishing you a joyous and hope-filled start to the New Year!