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April is autism awareness month.
Join us as we light the city blue!

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6th Annual Food Frenzy
Feast on exclusive delicacies from Chicago’s hottest restaurants! For more info and to register, click here.

Ted Arndt Memorial Golf Outing
To register or for sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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Little City Invitational Golf Classic
To register and for sponsorship opportunities, click here.

Little City's 2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report
Read stories and learn how your contribution helps. Let's explore the past year together!

In the News

Little City in the News

Chicago Tribune - Chicagoland Dog Rescue Teams Up with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group Schaumbur's Office to Hold Pet Adoption Event 
Febuary 13, 2015 

Daily Herald - How to Help Your Suburban Neighbors in Need
January 1, 2015 

TribLocal - Local High School Student Leads Class in Giving Back December 18, 2014

TribLocal - Little City's Energy Efficiency Improvements to Reduce Organization's Utility Bills by $36,000
November 24, 2014

Splash/Sun-Times - Little City Foundation's Annual Dinner Gala
November 8, 2014

TribLocal - Little City 2014 Annual Dinner Gala Raises $325,000 in Celebration of the Center for Employment and Business Opportunities
November 6, 2014

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News

Little City News


Little City Welcomes New Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
February 5, 2015 

Local High School Student Leads Class in Giving Back
December 18, 2014 

Little City's Energy Efficiency Improvements to Reduce Organization's Utility Bills by $36,000
November 24, 2014 

Little City Set to Open Foglia Home With Reception
November 14, 2014 

Little City Announces Grand Opening of the Duffey Family Children's Village
November 3, 2014

Little City 2014 "Make a Difference Day" Brings New Look for the Center for Employment and Business Opportunities
October 30, 2014

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Events

Events

Friday, March 6, 2015 | "Seeing Hope Together" Poker Tournament and Casino Night, sponsored by Spex| The Montgomery Club, Chicago

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Little City 

Little City engages and supports individuals, families and communities to ensure that children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities can realize their unique potential to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetimes. More >>

Make a difference

Donate online, honor a loved one, purchase goods from Little City. There are numerous ways to support the children and adults at Little City. Learn more >>

 

 

How your contribution helps

  • $10 buys a sensory-sensitive toy for a child with autism.
  • $50 funds craft supplies for a therapeutic arts program.
  • $100 supports a community integration outing for 10 children with disabilities.
  • $200 buys new clothing for an adult participant.
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Spotlight: patricia molloy, family recruitment & matching specialist

Location: ChildBridge Foster Care and Adoption Program, Chicago

Patricia finds and develops new families willing and able to parent the foster youth in our program. She also assesses the youth referred to our program by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, to see if we have any good matches for potential foster homes. Once she determines that one of our homes is a good fit for a particular youth, Patricia follows up with the intake process until the placement is fully established.

Her happiest moments working at Little City include serving on the planning committees for our family holiday party and summer picnic. During the planning stages, she enjoys interacting with co-workers she doesn’t normally work with in her day-to-day responsibilities. At the events Patricia is rewarded by seeing our youth and their families enjoying a pleasant afternoon with other families in the Chicago programs.

Patricia has had the privilege of finding Little City foster homes for a couple of youth that she’s known for years, from working with them in her previous employment. She’s very proud to be able to stay involved with them, even peripherally, and watching the progress they’re making as they grow up and benefit from the supports they’re getting now.

In her position since June of 2013, Patricia says she enjoys that she’s been able to work with other departments, like marketing and development. Her previous positions have focused solely on direct clinical services to clients. Her advice to new hires:

“The work we do is hard, but necessary. You’re going to feel overwhelmed sometimes, but in that moment, it can help to remember the reason you felt inspired to do this work in the first place: to make a difference for the people you’re serving. That, and don’t forget the importance of practicing good self-care!”

Patricia is an avid reader, baker and beginning gardener, who always has music playing around her. The mindfulness prompt she keeps taped to her computer monitor is “Choose to inhale.” Patricia lives in Chicago with her husband and their very chubby, very friendly cat. 

 

 

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