New Countryside Center Building

Little City Expands Adult Services with New Building

  Little City is excited to announce the purchase of a new building that will improve and expand upon the services currently offered at their Countryside Center. The opportunity came to be as the result of the merger with Countryside Association, who had sold their property at the 21154 W. Shirley Road in Palatine to … read more

Eric Priebe

In Memoriam: Eric Priebe

  Little City lost one of its bright lights on Nov. 28, 2016, when longtime resident Eric Priebe passed away at 46 years old. The following is a portion of a memoir from Rosellen Monter, one of Eric’s dear friends: Eric came to Little City in July 1982, 12 years after his premature twin birth … read more

Sandra Milbrandt, Little City Direct Support Professional, and Little City resident  Julia Mondaine dancing at the Annual Adults Holiday Party.

Holiday Parties a Hit at Little City

Every year Little City hosts holiday parties for its Children’s, Adults and Foster Care & Adoption program participants. This year, the season kicked off with the Foster Care & Adoption program holiday party held Dec. 10 at the Faith United Methodist Church in Dolton, IL. Attendees enjoyed a buffet-style lunch with an opportunity to take … read more

Marcy’s Success Story

Being a teenager can come with many challenges – things such as managing emotions, struggling with social interaction, and even being comfortable within themselves. This was the case for transgender teen, Marcy*, age 19. In such a short life span, Marcy experienced a traumatic past which originally brought her into the care of DCFS. From … read more

Little City Welcomes Five Former Countryside Board Members

  Little City is pleased to welcome five new members to our Board of Directors. All five members served on the Countryside Association for People with Disabilities Board of Directors and decided to continue their service with Little City after the merger. Heather Ritter is the former board president of Countryside Association from 2011 until … read more

Foster parent Charlotte and Dan

Fostering a Teen: A Successful Turnaround

  Little City foster parent, Charlotte, always thought she never wanted to foster teens, just young children. Her mind was changed when Dan* was presented to her. She was told that if Dan did not get into the right home, he might not be able to turn his life around. Before coming to Charlotte’s home, … read more

Abraham and Judith Bohrer

The Joy of Giving…Today!

  Whenever something big needs to happen, there are usually a number of heroes who quietly and privately come to a decision to help. Abraham and Judith Bohrer are two of those heroes. For over 40 years, the Bohrers have called Little City home to their son Mitchell Bohrer. “Over the years we continued to … read more

Countryside 1

Get to Know Little City’s Countryside & Lakeside Centers

With the merger of Little City and Countryside Association, we’d like to give you some insight on how our programs and services have become more robust. Countryside was founded in 1954 at the Shirley Road location in Palatine and still operates out of that facility today. The buildings have expanded, but the mission has not … read more

Foster Care

Investment Companies Support Foster Care Program

For Little City’s foster children, Jackson National Asset Management and PPM America might as well be Santa’s Workshop. The Chicago-based investment companies have become two of the biggest supporters of Little City’s Foster Care & Adoption program, especially at Christmas time when the companies purchase gifts for nearly half of all the children in the … read more


Little City Hosted 250 volunteers from Discover and Chicago Cares

  Little City gratefully hosted 250 volunteers from Discover and Chicago Cares who made needed upgrades to our Little City campus in Palatine. The volunteers, who came to the campus on Sept. 9, completed a variety of tasks including building picnic tables, constructing planter beds, painting sheds, assisting with vinyl teardown and preparing for future … read more

Together We’re Better

It’s a new day for Little City and Countryside Association with exciting possibilities and a future that’s brighter than ever. Recently, after more than a year of exploration and discussions, Countryside Association for People with Disabilities and Little City became one organization – one family. In the short time since the merger was finalized, we’re … 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