Association House of Chicago

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1116 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60651
United States

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Monday 8 AM-7 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-7 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-7 PM
Thursday 8 AM-7 PM
Friday 8 AM-7 PM
Saturday 9 AM-1 PM
Sunday Closed
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Association House provides support and care for vulnerable children and families who have a history of child abuse and neglect and are involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). We serve the Cook County and Northern Illinois areas and remain one of the few providers with fully bilingual English/Spanish staff.

Our goal is to ensure the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children and adolescents with a history of trauma and to promote their resilience and progress. We aim to help parents and families develop nurturing and safe relationships with their children.

Every participant, staff, guest, and friend who enters Association House can expect each interaction to be characterized by:

Integrity: Being ethical and demonstrating a commitment to mission, values, and philosophy

Excellence: Using skills and abilities to increase effectiveness consistently

Respect: Recognizing and affirming the unique value of each individual, group, and culture

Leadership: Taking every opportunity to develop one’s capacity for decision-making, individual initiative, and quality of life choices

Education: Enhancing the potential of individuals and communities

Association House is a nonprofit organization in Humboldt Park that provides wraparound services in English and Spanish.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Specialized / Therapeutic Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Illinois. To become a foster parent, you must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Attend foster parent orientation
  • Pass a background check
  • Finish 30 hours of foster parent training
  • Complete the Home Study
  • Provide at least three references
  • Clear a physical exam
  • Maintain financial stability

Foster families must be able to provide a safe and comfortable home for a child. You must provide room for the child to have a bed and enough space for personal belongings.

Foster parents do not need to be married or have a partner. However, if married, couples must show a stable marriage of at least one year before they can foster a child in Illinois.

Foster parents need to meet a child's basic care needs, such as providing meals and clothing. Foster families must also support a foster child's education and assist them in developing social skills.

Contact the DCFS or a local licensed child-placing agency to learn more or begin the fostering approval process.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

3.8 / 5
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Debbie Turner
Jan 04, 2022

They saved my life. I'm still going there, I was in an abusive situation . I left the person. Went to a baking school and going back to school for other things. I have my own place now got into a few other program. The people there are truly amazing and they care deeply. It is one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life to go there. Then a few years later they dropped the ball big time. I would never go back there again ! Please ifbyounneed to continue to need help find another place to go !

Rating: 5

Natalie A Marin
Sep 12, 2021

The lady at the front desk is very rude until I spoke to her boss and the people that work for the child welfare on the 3rd floor are all trained say the same thing to the parents and when It comes to visiting their children and the fake counselor that they have are rude to and they abuse the victims it's 😥 😥

Rating: 1

Reality Allah
Feb 02, 2021

Great class.

Rating: 5

Leny C Remigio
Jul 17, 2020

After COVID19 the lady with the glasses curly hair front desk she doesn’t wear a mask she’s very rude to WALK INS! also very nervous I
Think they should get better staff

Rating: 1

Yolanda Gierbolini
Dec 13, 2019

My daughter attends the high school here and I have to say they are on track they are on the students about their tardiness and absences they call me for everything to keep me in the loop I work a lot so I appreciate them calling me and keeping me up to date

Rating: 4