Since opening our doors in 1991, we’ve served more than 6,000 Chicago-area children and parents struggling with health issues and poverty through our comprehensive programs. Children’s Place Association uses evidence-based models and our programs have established methodologies for evaluation of effectiveness and client outcomes. We collect and evaluate data to measure progress and we use a formal Performance Quality Improvement (PQI) process to monitor and improve the performance, quality and effectiveness of the services we provide.

SINCE 1991 WE’VE SERVED

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Chicago-area Children & Parents Struggling with Health Issues & Poverty

Transforming the Future of our Children

FY 2020 Impact Report

CHICAGOANS SERVED

0 Individuals
0 Families
0 Neighborhoods

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

0 Vulnerable Children
Participated in High Quality Early Education
0 Children
Graduated from Preschool Fully Prepared for Kindergarten
0 Days
of Learning
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Hot Meals

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

0 Families
Formerly Homeless, Now Stably Housed (30 Children / 26 Adults)
0%
of Households had Serious Illness

NURSING

0 Medically Complex Children
Received Around-the-Clock Residential Nursing Care
0 Days
of Care

FOSTER / ADOPTIVE CARE

0 Abused/Neglected Children
Placed in Loving Foster Homes
0 Children
Achieved Permanency (Adopted or Reunited with Birth Families)
0 Children
Had Health Issues or Disabilities

Areas of Impact

Chicago Neighborhoods We Serve

Located on Chicago’s west side, Children’s Place Association serves children and families throughout the city and surrounding suburbs.

Childrens Place Association Chicago Location our impact

Challenges & Research

Children who face the dual challenges of illness and poverty are less likely to grow into accomplished students, successful workers and engaged citizens. The work of Children Place Association is aimed at transforming the future for these children through our focused model of early childhood education, social services, health care and family supports.

Child Poverty in Chicago

Children & Homelessness

  • The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) estimates that families make up 40% of Chicago’s homeless population.

  • A 2018 CCH analysis indicated there were 20,799 homeless children in Chicago – 27% of the city’s total.

  • Children who are homeless go hungry at twice the rate of other children, have three times the rate of emotional and behavioral problems and are eight times more likely to repeat a grade.

Proven Benefits of Early Education

Children who receive quality early education are:

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More likely to graduate high school
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More likely to secure employment
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More likely to own a home
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Less likely to need special education
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Less likely to become teen parents
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Less likely to be arrested for a violent crime before age 18
“Children’s Place is like family to me. They have supported me and my children and helped keep our family strong and united…. I don’t think the staff or supporters will ever fully know how much they have impacted my life.”
Sandra, Former Children’s Place client (Supportive Housing and Early Learning Center); employed at a Fortune 500 company; purchased her first home in 2015

Reports

Learn more about our services and their impact as well as issues facing vulnerable children and families and how research informs our responses to these problems.

CPA Audited Financial Statement FY19.pdf
Head Start and Early Head Start Annual Report FY 2018.pdf
CPA Annual Report 2020.pdf
Illinois Licensed Adoption Agency Annual Report FY 2020.pdf
CPA Group 990 - FY 2018.pdf
CPA Main 990 - FY 2018.pdf
CPA Group 990 - FY 2017.pdf
CPA Main 990 - FY 2017.pdf
Bloomberg Article – Early Education Pays Off.pdf
Heckman – 4 Benefits of Investing in Early Childhood Development.pdf
Early Education Pathway Infographic.pdf
Heckman – Improve Health Outcomes through Early Childhood Programs.pdf
Heckman – Scaffolding of Support.pdf
Housing Is the Best Medicine.pdf
Homelessness Fact Sheet.pdf
Housing & Improved Outcomes – HIV Care.pdf

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