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We put kids and their families first.

ChildServ helps Chicagoland's at-risk children and their families build, achieve and sustain better lives.

ChildServ is a highly experienced, multidisciplinary child and family services network that reaches children and families facing adversity in the Illinois counties of Cook, Lake and DuPage. We focus on providing in-depth, community-based programs to underserved children and their families, foster parents and other caregivers.

ChildServ reaches 3,100 children and families each year.

ChildServ's programs includes foster care and adoption, group homes, child care, early childhood education and parenting support, enhanced by healthy lifestyle information and college/career readiness support.

ChildServ encourages the community to celebrate National Adoption Month

As November marks the beginning of National Adoption Month, ChildServ urges adults in the Chicagoland area to consider learning more about children and youth awaiting adoption in Illinois. In 2010, 2,944 foster children in Illinois were waiting to be adopted. To learn more about children who are waiting for a loving adoptive home, please

Host a Toy Drive for ChildServ!

ChildServ is matching sponsors with children for its Holiday Gift Giving program. Each year we ask individuals, businesses, churches and community organizations to work with us so that every child in ChildServ’s care will receive gifts this holiday season. Click here to learn more!

Free counseling to military and veteran families provided by ChildServ

Free counseling is available to Chicago-area veterans, reservist, active military members and their families through ChildServ. Appointments can be made in two ChildServ locations located in Chicago’s Englewood or Austin neighborhoods, or for in-home counseling visits in Maywood, Forest Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Westchester and on Chicago’s South and West sides.

Men and women who have served in any branch of the military are eligible, regardless of discharge status, as well as their family or household members.

Services include individual counseling for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as family counseling. The program addresses and supports the challenges of family adjustment, reintegration, bereavement, sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress, and others.

To learn more about this free program, call ChildServ at (773)239-8942.

ChildServ and Military Initiative Community Action Team host family fair in Palatine

ChildServ, together with 20 Chicagoland organizations, hosted a family fun and resource fair for military and veteran families in Palatine on June 15. To view pictures and learn about the fair, visit or

ChildServ celebrates foster parents

ChildServ honored the contributions of foster parents with a special celebration on May 20 at St. Mark's Church in Chicago. Foster parents were treated to special "swag bags," a buffet dinner and a special dessert from Edible Arrangements.

Diaper Drivecreates influx of generosity

Thanks to the support of UPS, Nokia, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, numerous churches and many individual donors, ChildServ clients will be showered with needed care items for their children this summer. Volunteers collected more than 5,000 diapers, more than 10,000 wipes and approximately 100 pounds of clothing for infants and children in our care.To learn how you or your group can get involved, click here.

ChildServ President and CEO featured on WGN

ChildServ President and CEO James C. Jones's feature as Chicago's Very Own.You can also seeMr. Jones on WGN's People to People, which aired February 2 and 3!

James C. Jones honored as Chicago Defender Man of Excellence

ChildServ President and CEO James C. Jones was honored as a2013 Chicago Defender Man of Excellenceon January 25. All 50 awardees were recognized for their integrity, strength and courage.



Learn more about what we do to keep kids safe and educated,
and make families stronger--and how you can help kids in your community--by viewing our 2012 Annual Report.