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Chicago Club Managers Foundation donates $250,000 for employment center

Little City was recently the grateful recipient of a $250,000 donation from the Chicago Club Managers Foundation to expand the employee training program into DuPage County. The generous donation will help establish a community employment training center to provide training in life skills, experiences such as job shadowing and volunteering and practice in job interviews … read more

The value of cards

Auggie M. won’t be winning the World Series of Poker seat that is up for grabs at the Little City Poker Tournament & Casino Night, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t find just as much value in playing a game of cards. Auggie, who works at the Countryside Center, has been playing a post-work game … read more

Lois: Aging with Dignity

To hear it from Lois, age is just a number. “I love it here,” she said of Cedar Home, where she currently lives. “I still like to go out and be with friends.” At 73 years old, Lois is still young at heart and eager to be out and about as much as she can. … read more

David: Aging with Dignity

David F. is a 67-year old Little City resident with developmental disabilities who is quickly aging out of his current home. David has lived at Little City’s Cherry Home for seven years. And while David – who is now legally blind – has needs that have changed, the home has remained virtually the same. Within … read more

56th Annual LCI Golf Classic Raises Vital Funds

The 56th Annual Little City Invitational raised more than $260,000 on June 17th as roughly 170 golfers came to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities on a beautiful day at Twin Orchard Country Club in Long Grove. Funds raised at Monday’s event will go to support programs across Little City and vital training courses … read more

The Story of Simone & Stavi

This story written by Little City Coach Maggie Brennan Two new friends bound by one hug from someone with Down syndrome. Special Olympics State Games were approaching and 18 athletes from Little City were participating in their final practices, packing their suitcases, grabbing their pillows and blankets and making their way to the Recreation Center … read more

Big Wins for a Small Team

The 2019 Little City Special Olympics team is proof that big things can come in small packages. Whether it is the big-time strength of Jimmy S. – who swept his powerlifting competition to take home four gold medals, the big heart of Simone who helped a first-time Summer Games athlete feel safe instead of nervous … read more

60th Annual Dinner Gala an Evening to Remember

CHICAGO – Little City celebrated its 60th anniversary in style Saturday at The Drake Hotel, raising well over $500,000 for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The elegant event attended by 320 people honored the pioneers of Little City and the incredible growth of the nonprofit into one of the nation’s premier service providers for … read more

Foster Care & Adoption Program Celebrates 25 Years

Little City’s Foster Care & Adoption program celebrated 25 years in 2018 – marking an important milestone for a program that has helped hundreds of children find both foster care and forever families. Emily Rawsky, Director of Foster Care & Adoption, said the program has come a long way since it first started and has developed … read more

Uganda Trip a Life-Changing Experience for Employee

Katie Decker was 7,800 miles from Little City, but the challenges were the same. There, in Entebbe, Uganda, there were children and adults with developmental disabilities that desperately needed support. Unfortunately, that support has not always existed in Uganda. Katie, the assistant director of Adult Residential Services at Little City, helped change that this past … read more

Little City Begins Celebration of its Historic 60th Anniversary

The year 2019 will be monumental for Little City as the organization celebrates 60 years of service to individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. While the milestone will be marked in style at the 2019 Annual Gala on Saturday, April 13 at the Drake Hotel, the entire year will be an opportunity to reflect on … read more

“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