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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

Discover and Chicago Cares Volunteers Create Field of Dreams

Little City has its own field of dreams thanks to a team of hard-working volunteers from Discover. After years of deterioration, Little City’s softball field received the restoration it needed thanks to more than 200 Discover employees that arrived with enthusiasm to volunteer valuable time at Little City on Sept. 26. The project required a … read more

Foster Team Makes Graduation Dream Come True

  If it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly helps for the village to have a Chikiya “CeCe” Jones. Chikiya, a family stabilization specialist at Little City, plays an essential role in the foster care program, making sure children adjust to their new families, stay on track and are equipped for the … read more

Shop to your heart’s content while supporting Little City

By shopping through iGive.com and making Little City your charity of choice, the merchants you shop online at this holiday season and throughout the year will donate a percentage of the sale to us. It all adds up, with donation percentages ranging from 1.6% at online stores like Bloomingdales and Walmart, to 5.2% at Chicago … read more

Little City Hero: Syed

Syed is one of the many remarkable children that reside at Little City’s ChildBridge Center for Group-Home Living. His enthusiasm and upbeat personality cannot go unnoticed. Today, we’d like to share one of his inspiring stories. On April 23, Syed went in for a scheduled operation at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital … read more

Little City Shares iPad Apps that Benefit Children with Autism

Children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities have been increasing their skills by utilizing different applications on iPads throughout the school year at Little City’s ChildBridge Center for Education. In honor of Autism Awareness Month, Little City is sharing apps that benefit children with autism and other disabilities. These apps have helped individuals … 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