Coronavirus Update:

During these unsettling and rapidly evolving times, the safety and well-being of our participants, residents, students and staff is on the top of our minds.

As noted last week, Little City is taking precautions and guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the CDC and state and federal agencies. As the situation surrounding COVID-19 has been escalating, important and immediate changes are taking place at Little City in order to protect those most vulnerable to COVID-19. Read here for a list of closures and precautions. 

As COVID-19 continues to grow, we want you to know that we’re doing everything we can to help contain the virus and keep those in our care safe. Please be assured that further information will continue to be shared. We are in this together and greatly appreciate your support. Learn more about ways you can support us during this time. 

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Shawn Jeffers
Executive Director

Who We Are

Little City is dedicated to serving children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the best options and opportunities to live safely, learn continuously, explore creatively and work productively throughout their lifetime. By inspiring, advocating and pursuing success with passion and purpose, lives are changed through hope, happiness, and optimism.

What We Do

We assist hundreds of children and adults along with their families throughout the Chicago area by providing education, training, skills and encouragement. Our goal is to make tomorrow better than today by continually making great strides to further enrich the lives of those we serve and help them flourish.

Why We Do It

Help Support Children

In 2014, more than 1,000 volunteers worked on one-time and ongoing projects, giving time and skills to help support children and adults served at Little City.

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21,000 in Illinois waiting to receive services

You Can Help

You can help provide vital assistance to individuals in need. See if you’re a good fit with us.

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How We Do It

At Little City, we offer a comprehensive scope of services and amenities to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services