Chicago’s most vulnerable children

What happens in childhood has a profound effect on the rest of life. Chicago’s most vulnerable are children living in extreme poverty who face serious health issues. Many of their families subsist on annual incomes of $5,000 or less, live in communities with high crime and unemployment, face housing insecurity and hunger, and often lack access to the support they need to treat their illness. Survival is at the heart of their daily lives, but it doesn’t need to be.

0 Chicago Students
ARE HOMELESS

THOSE WE SERVE

face these issues…

  • Annual Incomes < $5,000

  • High Crime

  • Unemployment
  • Housing Insecurity
  • Hunger
  • Lack of Healthcare

What happens in childhood has a profound effect on the rest of life.

Chicago's Most Volunerable about children's place

CHICAGO

Impoverished communities struggling with high unemployment, housing insecurity & hunger.

EXTREME POVERTY

Many families subsist on annual incomes of $5,000 or less.

SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUES

Families often lack access to the support they need to treat illnesss.

KIDS & FAMILIES

Our services are designed to maximize impact on a child’s future.

Opportunities for All Children

We believe all children – regardless of health or economic status – should have the opportunity to lead their best lives.

For more than 30 years, Children’s Place Association has partnered with local government agencies, community groups and businesses to build a better tomorrow for Chicago’s most vulnerable children – those challenged by health disparities, poverty, neighborhood violence and racial injustice. Our comprehensive services stabilize vulnerable children and strengthen families so they can build a more promising future.

60%

60% of Chicago children live in neighborhoods with high rates of gun violence.

1 in 4

Chicago Children Live in Poverty

Our Progress

While we are proud of how far we’ve come, there is still an urgent need to help children facing health inequities and violence in their communities feel safe and have access to critical support services that allow them to thrive. We are excited to have you be part of this work.

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“I am the first person in my family to graduate from high school and the first to go to college…. I’m so thankful to Children’s Place for helping me throughout my life. They are a big reason why I have a bright future.”
Deanna, Former Children’s Place client (Residential Center & Summer Camp); graduated from college in 2015

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