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

Community Employment Takes Off with Little City Work Programs

Gustavo P. wants to start his own maintenance service one day. It may only seem like a dream for a person with developmental disabilities, but thanks to Little City, Gus has taken the first steps to make it a reality. Gus is a prime example of the possibilities that Little City’s Employee Development Services program … read more

Sysco Chicago Donates $12,500 for New Food Truck

Thanks to Sysco Chicago, Little City can keep its food on the move. Sysco Chicago recently donated Little City $12,500 to purchase a new truck to transport food all around campus. With numerous homes for children and adults in addition to the Center for Employment and Business Opportunities, a school, recreation center and centers for … read more

Volunteer Donates New Bike to Resident

Josh can get plenty of mileage out of Marivel Escatel’s unique and generous donation. Marivel recently discovered Little City for the first time when she took the opportunity to volunteer as part of Liberty Mutual’s “Serve with Liberty” day that allows employees to give back to the community. Marivel initially chose Little City because of the mission, but … read more

Lou Malnati’s Makes a Special Delivery

Tanya Sypersky was a Lou Malnati’s waitress with an idea. With a sister at Little City’s Countryside Center, Tanya worked to have the Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg crew to come to Little City for a day of volunteering. Six months later, Tanya was interning at Little City. Four months after that, she was a Little City … read more

Little City Special Olympics Set Gold Standard

It would not be a stretch to call Kevin the most powerful Special Olympian in Illinois. After all, he recorded the heaviest deadlift in the state this year at 450 pounds. But his power doesn’t just come from brute strength. His power comes from the process. “These guys work hard all year,” said Tim Lahart, … read more

Ballyhoo Brigade How it All Started

Outcomes, indicators, indicators, outcomes and the drumbeat goes on and on and nothing ever gets done. One of the silliest uses of the word outcome is when it gets confused with the word goal. When people ask me what are the outcomes for something before it happens, I scratch my head and say I’ll tell … read more

Little City Youth Finds a Forever Home

At 7-years-old, Little City’s youth Matt* came into the foster care system. His childhood was marked by transient housing, finding refuge in abandoned buildings, periods of homelessness, a lack of education and bearing witness to crime and violence. After coming into the system, Matt lived with eight different foster families. He felt that he didn’t … read more

Little City Star Shines on Stage and in Life

For Lindsey, the whole world is a stage. Lindsey’s love of acting has been a part of her as long as she can remember and she has used that passion to make her dreams become a reality. Lindsey has had the opportunity to play some of her favorite characters thanks to “UPS for DownS” – a … read more

"There are so many capable and caring staff at Little City, past and present, who have helped Clifford. He has made a lot of progress in mastering his behavior."

Colleen, Mother of a child living in a ChildBridge Group Home