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At Chicago Child Care Society, we believe in building a strong foundation for the wellbeing of those in our community. The Extended Family Support program embraces the entire family, specifically when a relative unexpectedly becomes the primary caregiver to a child. Our program helps ease this transition and enhance caregivers’ ability to provide physical, emotional and social development needs to the child while receiving support of their own as well. 


Below are the resources available in our family support program:

  • Help receiving legal guardianship
  • Guidance when applying for public aid
  • Provide furniture and clothing for the child
  • Case Management and referral services

For more information about our Extended Family Support program, please contact at Tharrie Evans at 773-643-0452 ext. 2401 or tevans@cccsociety.org

Over 100,000 relatives in Illinois are providing care for related children. Many are living at or below the poverty level and lack information and resources to be successful in their caregiving role.