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Countryside Center Celebrates New Location

…As told by those who helped build it Shawn Jeffers, Little City Executive Director “Once upon a time a group of parents had a good idea for their kids. That idea has carried through to this moment.” That idea was Countryside Association in 1954. That moment came 63 years later in the form of Little … read more

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

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

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

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

“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