Jessica’s mother noticed she was struggling to discipline her children, 3-year-old DJ and 2-year-old Khloe. “Do you remember that class I took?” Jessica remembers her mom asking. “I think you need to take it too.” read more
Elizabeth’s husband abused her oldest daughter and then disappeared with their money—leaving Elizabeth to rebuild her life, care for her family, and relive her own history of childhood abuse and trauma. read more
Maria and Saul’s second child, William, thrived in Metropolitan’s Head Start program. So when the Addison Children’s Center opened, the family jumped at the chance to enroll their youngest children. read more
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When the Illinois state budget crisis jeopardized human services funding we took action. From participating in testimonies before state legislators to making our voices heard in Springfield, we shared stories about the life-saving difference human services make every day.