LYDIA Home Association
Solutions for families in crisis, help for the hurting and a home for the abused; LYDIA is going where the need is greatest. Since 1916, we have been providing hope and support to children and families in need. Each year LYDIA serves over 7,000 children and families in and around Chicago by helping them overcome overwhelming obstacles such as trauma from abuse and neglect. Our programs include: a residential treatment center (home for abused and neglected children), foster care, Safe Families for Children, Family First Project, counseling centers, Urban Academy (alternative high schools in Chicago and Rockford), Learn & Care (preschool), WHAT'S GOOD (life skills education) and a graduate training program.