Little City Foundation

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1760 W Algonquin Rd
Palatine, IL 60067
United States

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Monday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Thursday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Friday 8 AM-4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Since 1959, Little City has been on a mission to provide the best opportunities for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Through innovative and personalized programming, we empower our individuals to create a meaningful life.As part of our mission, Little City is committed to recruiting and supporting foster/adoptive families to provide loving homes to traditional, lower needs youth and youth with special needs including intellectual, developmental and emotional/behavioral disabilities who have been identified as abused or neglected by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.Little City’s Board of Directors oversees agency policies. The board is made up of community leaders from a variety of backgrounds, all who have a shared interested in furthering the mission of Little City.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Adoption
  • Other

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

4.1 / 5
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efrem Gebreselassie
Sep 21, 2023

I used to live and work there from 1987 till 1994 I went to Palatine High School. I was a staff member over there. IT was a good job for me. I sure do miss all of them especially my 5 of my friends. MISS YOU GUYS HOPE ALL OF YOU ARE DOING WELL 🙏

Rating: 5

Rob Council
Aug 14, 2023

Help support this great foundation!

Rating: 5

Lawanda Grant
May 20, 2023

I went to Little City to visit my godson The staff at Little City is so nice also the facility is so clean I love the fact that it's like a little city actually it gives me peace to know there is a place for our disabled children to live and happiness keep up the beautiful work 🥰

Rating: 5

Jay Cee
Dec 18, 2022

This is an awful place to work. No support from management and the residents are not all treated the same. If a client has a family that donates more money, they get prioritized over other residents. The Adult Residential Program is a complete disaster and they keep restructuring the program. The management is backstabbing. Do not leave your loved ones in this place. FYI- if you remove this review again, it will be reposted. :)

Rating: 1

Lestine Robinson
Sep 05, 2022

Awesome place

Rating: 5