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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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

To understand the history of the LGBTQ+ community and their fight for rights, one must acknowledge the influence of Black, Brown, and Transgender individuals, as they still struggle with erasure and having their voices heard.

If 1 in 5 Americans have a mental illness, why is it so hard to talk about in society? You can thank cultural stigmas for that.

Due to the model minority myth, Asian Pacific Americans are seen as hardworking and successful, but they are vastly underrepresented in positions of leadership and influence.

Psychological safety is the belief that you won’t be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes.

Who speaks for you? Lawmakers, boards of directors, and committees make decisions every day that impact your life, and for this reason, diversity is important.

Strong diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) workplace practices have a positive impact on talent acquisition, employee satisfaction, and improved decision making and innovation.

In the U.S., many people conflate “Arab” and “Middle Eastern,” but linguistic and geographical factors mean that these terms are not fully interchangeable.

Three of the top issues women navigate in the workplace are equal pay for equal work, child rearing expectations and hurdles, and moving up the career ladder.

CONTENT WARNING: This post includes topics such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, physical violence, and identity-based discrimination and harassment.

Double standards refer to rules or principles that are applied differently to one group of people or circumstances than to another without proper justification.

You can be short on space but big on impact   Lawrence Hall is seeking dedicated, loving parents to nurture children in our agency-owned Treatment […]

“The erasure of women from history is two-fold…we are discouraged or punished for stepping outside the limited roles offered to us…and our accomplishments are often diminished, ignored or credited to men.”

The grant helps Lawrence Hall continue providing high quality Foster Care services   CHICAGO, IL — March 7, 2022 — Lawrence Hall is pleased to […]

A classic example of racial gaslighting is where a person of color describes a racist interaction, only to have it immediately questioned: “Are you sure that’s what it was about?”

The process known as code-switching is “shifting from one linguistic code (a language or dialect) to another, depending on the social context or conversational setting.” 

Erasure refers to the practice of collective indifference and willful ignorance that renders certain people and groups invisible, ignoring their creation and contribution to the culture.

The NBA Foundation’s grant helps Lawrence Hall expand its workforce development programs in South Shore   CHICAGO — December 7, 2021 – The NBA Foundation […]

  As the social sector moves more towards data-driven outcomes, the need for cross-agency support and buy-in for continuous quality improvement (CQI) is ever important. […]

The grant helps Lawrence Hall continue providing high quality residential treatment   Lawrence Hall is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from […]

CHICAGO, IL — Today, Lawrence Hall, a community-based service agency supporting youth and families facing difficult circumstances, proudly announced that it is being recognized in […]

— A FOSTER PARENT’S GUIDE —   How to Continue Growing as a Foster Parent In order to grow as a foster parent, you have […]

— A FOSTER PARENT’S GUIDE —   How to Support Permanency Plans for Your Youth in Care Permanency planning for your child is one of […]

— A FOSTER PARENT’S GUIDE —   How to Meet Your Child’s Physical and Mental Health Care Needs A top priority of all parents should […]

— A FOSTER PARENT’S GUIDE —   How to Promote Success in Your Child’s Education Research has shown that youth in care are at a […]

— A FOSTER PARENT’S GUIDE —   How do you know if your home feels safe to your child? Given your youth in care has […]

  A group of nearly four dozen nonprofits from around the country representing diverse sectors has released a statement opposing legislative efforts in Georgia and […]

  CHICAGO, IL – To help ease the ongoing needs of Illinoisans created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) […]

FOX 32’s Corey McPherrin headlines as emcee; long-time Auxiliary Board member Rita Wilkinson honored with the Champion for Children Award CHICAGO, IL – Lawrence Hall—who […]

The grant helps Lawrence Hall address unexpected expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic   CHICAGO, IL — Lawrence Hall is pleased to announce it has […]

CHICAGO, IL — If you drove by Lawrence Hall’s South Side location on July 8th, you may have noticed the Yum Dum Truck parked outside. […]

Lawrence Hall is recognized in the Solid Foundation for Inclusion Tier for having implemented the ACAF Benchmarks of LGBTQ Inclusion.   CHICAGO, IL — Today, […]

FOX 32’s Corey McPherrin headlines as emcee; Program partners Canine Therapy Corps and Canines & Company honored with Champion for Children Award CHICAGO, IL – […]

Lawrence Hall youth will be going back to school with the supplies they need to thrive thanks to volunteers and supporters   The network of […]

“If Chicago Were a Person, What Would That Person Look Like?” opened on Monday, April 15, at Try-Me’s Cafe in the University of Chicago’s School […]

Lawrence Hall’s 7th Annual Lucky Charm Cocktail Party was held at Troquet River North on Thursday, March 7, 2019.   Guests enjoyed Irish-themed fare, participated […]

CHICAGO, IL Lawrence Hall donors helped raise funds and collect gift items for a record breaking 600+ Lawrence Hall youth during the agency’s 2018 Holiday […]

FOX 32’s Corey McPherrin headlines as emcee; Lawrence Hall’s Therapeutic Day School staff honored with Champion for Children Award   CHICAGO, IL – Lawrence Hall […]

  CHICAGO, IL — Lawrence Hall supporters helped raise funds and collect school supplies to provide backpacks full of back to school essentials for over […]

  Lawrence Hall youth received an unforgettable surprise on Thursday, July 9th when Bob’s Discount Furniture stopped by Lawrence Hall’s Main Campus with new furniture delivered by Chicago […]

  Lawrence Hall’s 153rd Annual Board of Trustees Meeting on May 9th was a beautiful celebration of our remarkable supporters and resilient youth. The evening […]

  We’re proud to announce that Lawrence Hall’s Therapeutic Day School student, Montana, created the winning design for the 29th Annual Chicago Earth Day Parks […]

Our Lawrence Hall Junior Board was nominated for outstanding achievement in Chicago nonprofit sector   CHICAGO, IL — The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Chicago’s […]

Lawrence Hall was thrilled to welcome the crew of Chicago Fire, who were filming scenes for an upcoming episode nearby, onto Lawrence Hall’s Main Campus on […]

Project Work’s Right Turn was highlighted at Lawrence Hall’s sold-out Lucky Charm event benefiting the Lawrence Hall youth   Lawrence Hall’s sold out 6th Annual Lucky […]

Lawrence Hall donors helped raise funds and collect gift items for a record-breaking 700 Lawrence Hall youth this holiday season   Lawrence Hall’s annual Holiday […]

Curating Mindfulness holds inaugural meditation event to benefit Lawrence Hall   CHICAGO, IL, November 27, 2017 – Curating Mindfulness is a new organization dedicated to […]

  Lawrence Hall was proud to welcome 150 current and former youth in care at our Main Campus for the Foster Care Alumni of America-Illinois […]

HAMILTON Chicago’s Ari Afsar headlines as emcee; Foster Parents Hunt-Baiocchi family honored with Champion for Children Award   CHICAGO, IL – Lawrence Hall announced today […]

After months of preparation and weeks of training for our youth workers, Try-Me’s, Lawrence Hall’s culinary arts program, held its soft opening at the University […]

Lawrence Hall held it’s 5th Annual Lucky Charm Cocktail Party at Troquet River North on Thursday, March 9, 2017. The sold-out event had 150 guests […]

Director of Strategic Initiatives Renee Lehocky stresses that more needs to be done for LGBTQ+ foster youth   Lawrence Hall was highlighted “Serving the Rainbow […]

Chicago’s oldest social services agency celebrates 2016 triumphs, sets new live auction record with art piece from internationally acclaimed artist Marketa Sivek   CHICAGO, IL […]

  Our annual Back to School Supply Drive was a huge success, filling over 400 backpacks for Lawrence Hall youth in our Therapeutic Day School, […]

Lawrence Hall hosted a Feed My Starving Children event that engaged nearly 500 community and corporate volunteers in packing meals for children in over 70 […]

  Our Director of Strategic Initiatives Renee Lehocky was featured on WBEZ this morning with Pride Action Tank Founder Tracy Baim to talk about the […]

  Actors and musicians from Storycatchers Theatre stopped by Main Campus to teach new warm up acting techniques and preview an original musicals they’re working […]

  Our talented Therapeutic Day School student artists are featured in downtown Chicago’s Thompson Center for their Child Abuse Prevention Month display. Special thanks to […]

The University of Chicago partnered with the Canine Therapy Corps to show how animal-assisted therapy can help youth overcome trauma and substance abuse   The […]

Lawrence Hall to receive $900,000 to provide proactive juvenile justice services in the 4th police district   CHICAGO, IL – The Institute for Educational Leadership […]

CEO Kara Teeple thanks generous donors and sponsors, outlines exciting future and brand for Lawrence Hall   CHICAGO, IL – Chicago’s oldest social services agency, […]

  After an extensive search, the Lawrence Hall Youth Services Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the selection of Kara Teeple as our new […]

  Lawrence Hall serves as a Residential Treatment Center for Illinois’ most severely troubled and traumatized youth and their families. We are often the last […]