Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to excellence and innovation in the care, education, treatment and advocacy for children in need and their families. Read more
The Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to excellence and innovation in the care, education, treatment and advocacy for children in need and their families.
Established in 1897, the Allendale Association consists of a residential treatment center, special education school, and counseling center, all of which treat the entire child. We provide a place to heal for children suffering the emotional trauma of abuse, neglect, and/ or mental illness. Our services combine intensive therapy, child care, therapeutic recreation, special education and pre-vocational work experience. Allendale is unique in that it is both an approved private school and an Illinois-licensed child welfare agency. Our dynamic and committed staff of professionals are available around the clock, seven days a week, to handle the individual needs of these very special children. Allendale also has community-based group homes and specialized foster homes that take hard-to-place children, such as those with disabilities or severe emotional problems. Allendale also operates a community-based counseling center, an extended day education treatment program for emotionally troubled children from surrounding communities, and extensive family therapy.