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Youth who have suffered trauma can become our future leaders.

She Ro - Courage to Change

UCAN Introduces the "She Ro" Program for Women

Prevention and Empowerment Services

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Violence Intervention and Prevention Services

Youth development model for ongoing coaching of young people in designated community areas vulnerable to involvement in violence

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Workforce Development

Provides support to youth and young adults seeking employment through grants from state and federal workforce programs

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Youth Development

Provides skills and support through group and individual programming for youth and young adults.

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Foster Grandparenting

Foster Grandparents spend 15-40 hours per week helping children on a one-on-one basis, generally in a school setting, providing support to historically underserved children who are pre-school or school-aged.

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Alumni Services & Association

The Alumni Services Program (ASP) provides youth and their children with an array of support and resources to assist in navigating their goals after transitioning out of the foster care system.

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Therapeutic and Clinical Services

Behavioral Health Services

Clinical counseling core services deal with: Family Separation / Disruption; Family / Community Violence: Sexual Abuse

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Therapeutic group home for youth in care providing structured, trauma-informed milieu services in a dorm setting.

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UCAN Academy

Therapeutic day school with 2 locations for youth in both Chicago Public Schools and suburban school disctricts

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Foster Care and Transitional Services


Foster Care

Traditional, Specialized, and Adolescent Foster Care, and Foster Home Licensing.

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Nurturing Parenting Program

The Nurturing Parenting Program: Offering group parent education support and home coaching.

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Teen Parenting Service Network

Provides education coaching, family development, therapy, and clinical consultation to youth in care who are pregnant and parenting.

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Transitional Teen Services

Group living environments for teen youth in care, Teen Living Program sites with group living, and Independent Living Program for youth in apartment-like arrangements. Youth Villages LifeSet Model Program Pilot.

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By the Numbers


individuals served and impacted


youth and adults were placed in jobs


Community mediations were conducted in the North Lawndale and Roseland Communities



Every dollar helps us bring meaningful programming to more youth and families who’ve suffered trauma.