TRANSFORMATIONS BY AUSTIN ANGELS
- Advocacy & Human Rights
- Children & Youth
Location47 W DIVISION ST STE PMB 152CHICAGO, IL 60610 United States
The Chicago Angels mission is to walk alongside children, youth, and families in the foster care community by offering consistent support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship. Our vision to ensure that every child, youth, and family in the foster care community has healthy, affirming, and lasting relationships. We do this by educating and empowering the local community and by recruiting compassionate, committed, and diverse volunteers to offer support through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship. Intentional Giving: Give thoughtful and personal resources, gifts, and care packages that meet the real needs of the child and their entire family. Relationship Building: Devote time and energy to fostering healthy relationships that promote healing through connections and interpersonal bonding. Mentorship: Equip and empower the youth in our programs to be prepared for independent living and to reach their fullest potential.
LOVE BOX PROGRAM
The Love Box program focuses on holistically supporting and sustaining fostering families. Volunteers spend time building relationships with all family members by playing games, sharing meals, and connecting while also delivering monthly personal care packages (Love Boxes) based on the family’s current needs. Volunteers are matched with a fostering family based on location, compatibility, and scope of needs. This program requires a one year commitment.
DARE TO DREAM PROGRAM
The Dare to Dream program focuses on one-on-one mentoring for youth (ages 11-22) who are in care, at-risk to age out, or have aged out. Mentors serve as positive role models who meet with their youth twice monthly to build relationships and empower them to accomplish their goals. Our tailored developmental milestone model equips youth to succeed post-care and be prepared for adulthood. A mentor commits to initiating hangouts with the youth for one year.