Children's Home and Aid Society
Grants to Children's Home and Aid Society
2016 (Inactive Grant)
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — One of Illinois’s oldest social service agencies, Children’s Home + Aid Society (CH+A) delivers over 70 social service programs throughout 40 counties to nearly 40,000 children and families each year. For the past year, CH+A has partnered with the Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), which is another well-respected youth service organization that is headquartered in Pennsylvania and has programs in Chicago. Together they been have operating an anti-violence program that is the winner of a Design Competition that was issued by the University of Chicago Crime Lab with Foundation funding. The program pairs CH+A’s trauma-informed, evidence-based group and individual cognitive behavioral therapy with YAP’s wraparound model, and is designed to strengthen the participants' connections to supportive, safe adults, school and/or work, and their communities. This award provides partial funding for the final year of program operations while Crime Lab completes a randomized-controlled trial to estimate the effectiveness of the intervention in reducing violence involvement and other at-risk behaviors among youths aged thirteen to eighteen.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Children's Home and Aid Society $365,000 between 1978 and 2017.
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