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The Donor’s Corner: Joellen Hoesner

Donors help Little City in many ways. Whether contributions come in the form of financial gifts, time or talent, Little City relies on the incredible engagement of its supporters throughout the year. One of those special families played an important role in 2017 as Little City and the former Countryside Association looked to strengthen their … read more

Community Businesses Give Residents a Happy Holiday

Throughout the month of December, Little City resembled Santa’s workshop thanks to the extraordinary generosity of local community groups and area corporations. Organizations including Motorola, IKEA, Holy Family Community Church and a private donation from John Castiglione provided more than $30,000 worth of holiday gifts to those at Little City. Everything from toys to electronics … read more

IlliniCare Health donates to Little City

IlliniCare Health boosts Little City’s Oral Health Care program

Little City is grateful for a $4,250 donation from IlliniCare Health that will continue a mutually beneficial partnership to provide the best oral healthcare possible for people with autism and developmental disabilities. Through donations such as the gift from IlliniCare, Little City’s dental specialist Debbi Viger is able to offer these training sessions free of … 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

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

The Aikins

For the Aikins, It’s Family First

For 40 years, Jeff Aikin has called Little City home. He has friends, a job, receives training and loves to perform. He even does a pretty mean imitation of Prince. In addition to his Little City family, Jeff has his mother Marti, his sisters Sherry and Cindy and his big brother John “Jay.” When I … read more

Little City’s Poker Tournament & Casino Night Raises $120,000

Nearly 200 attendees supported Little City’s “Seeing Hope Together” Poker Tournament & Casino Night presented by Spex, March 11th at the Montgomery Club in Chicago and raised $120,000 for children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event provided an exciting evening of chance for lucky participants with many of last … read more

Help us get Ciara a new walker

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and March 25th is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a neurological disorder that appears in infancy or early childhood permanently affecting body movement, muscle coordination and balance. CP affects the part of the brain that controls muscle movement. The majority of children with CP are born … 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