The Children’s Place Association (CPA) is a safe haven for children and families whose lives have been devastated by illness and poverty. Since opening in 1991, the organization has helped more than 2,000 Chicago-area children and adults affected by HIV/AIDS or other serious health conditions. Services include residential care with 24-hour nursing, specialized early childhood education, summer day camp, mental health counseling, foster care/adoption, supportive family housing and more. In 2007, the organization launched Children’s Place International to bring vital services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in other regions of the world. This is CPA’s second project with Lightengale Group.
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West Humboldt Place, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, includes 13 apartments and on-site supportive services for low-income families impacted by disabilities, such as HIV/AIDS or other conditions.
The ground floor provides supportive services for tenants as well as 200 other low-income children and caregivers from the larger community. Services include case management, mental health counseling, job training, financial literacy instruction and programs for young children.