‘A good place:’ Queer youth seek acceptance at state’s first foster home for LGBTQ+ teens

WBEZ published an article by Michael Gerstein reporting on our Avers TLP home — the first transitional home in Illinois for LGBTQ+ youth in care. […]

Lawrence Hall Announces New Vision and Mission Statements

As we wrap up our 2023 Fiscal Year, we took a look at our seven core programs and aligned our agency’s statements with where we […]

At Lawrence Hall In Albany Park, LGBTQ+ Youth Find Housing — And A Support System

Lawrence Hall has spent decades helping young people overcome childhood trauma. The new housing comes as discrimination and violence against LGBTQ+ people is rising, advocates […]

Trauma-Informed Coaching: Empowering Opportunity Youth To Be Job Ready

By Breanna Hollie, VP of Youth & Community Development at Lawrence Hall After serving six years in prison, a 22-year-old man joined the mentorship and peer […]

Lawrence Hall Opens New LGBTQ+ Transitional Living Home

The new home for queer young adults will provide affirming services as they transition to adulthood   CHICAGO, IL — March 31, 2023 — Lawrence Hall […]

Local Papers Cover Foster Parent Recruitment Picnic

Local papers covered the Chicagoland Foster Care Recruitment Collective’s Foster Parent Recruitment Picnic that took place Saturday, May 20. Lawrence Hall along with seven other […]

CBS News Highlights our Weekly Tuesday Community Meal Distribution

Last week we had the opportunity to work with CBS News, as they came out to our South Shore campus to highlight our weekly community […]

NBC’s “Making a Difference” Highlights Lawrence Hall’s HOPES Program

Watch NBC Chicago’s Making a Difference segment and learn about the transformative work that takes place at Lawrence Hall’s HOPES program! Chicago Chef Serves as […]

2022 Employee Recognition Ceremony goes virtual for third year in a row

The all-virtual event was attended by staff and Board members alike.   Lawrence Hall celebrated the achievements of its staff on Thursday, July 28, 2022. […]

Allyship and Privilege

The burden of promoting equity shouldn’t fall on those with less privilege, as it often tends to do.