At Friends of the Children-Chicago we make a No Matter What commitment to each of the children in our program.

We don't take this commitment lightly. There is nothing a child or family can do to get kicked out of our program. Friends-Chicago is there at every stage of a youth’s development – from kindergarten to young adulthood.

We show up week after week, month after month, year after year and stand beside our youth in times of celebration and in times of crisis. We are with our kids every step of the way as they navigate through life and are there when their siblings and caregivers need additional support. We throw our arms around our youth and their families without judgement.

Fulfilling this promise takes courage and the partnership of dedicated supporters like you. Thank you for helping us be there – No Matter What.