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Allendale Teams “Dare to Lead”

August 22, 2023

Allendale is dedicated to cultivating, preparing and developing a diverse and engaged workforce committed to excellence and innovation. In fact, it’s been a part of who we are and our…

Pathways to a Hope-filled Future

August 22, 2023

At Allendale, we strive to provide youth and families with the tools they need to build a foundation for growth, hope and healing – setting them upon a path of…

Building a Committed, Connected Community

June 19, 2023

Volunteers are an essential component to supporting the work of any nonprofit agency. Allendale is so fortunate and grateful to have some of the most engaged, compassionate, and generous volunteers…

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Mental Health is Health

June 19, 2023

Mental Health Awareness Month may have come to a close, but we continue to be reminded that our emotional, psychological, and social health are all components of our overall well-being;…

More Than a School Project: Empowering Students to Get Involved

April 18, 2023

Last semester, Ms. Sue’s class started a career research project. One student, Kyle, chose to research his passion rather than a specific career – stopping climate change. As a part of the…

Community Support Services Program’s First Anniversary: Connecting Families & Community

April 14, 2023

One Year In and Going Strong! Allendale celebrated the one-year anniversary of our Community Support Services Program (CSSP), which launched in January 2022 in order to better respond to families…

In Memory of Board Member, Jodie Nedeau

January 20, 2023

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Allendale Board Member, Jodie L. Nedeau. Jodie was a member of the Allendale Shelter Club for many years serving…

Help! It’s the Holidays!

December 27, 2022

Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Allendale’s Senior Director of Clinical and Outpatient Services, shares some ideas and suggestions for coping with holiday stress. “Often during the holidays, we tend to focus on…

The Powerful Impact of Community Networks

December 27, 2022

This fall, we were thrilled to bring on a new community-focused partnership opportunity at Allendale with the creation of the Community Engagement Network! As we have been increasing our community-based…

‘Tis the Season… for Giving Back!

November 23, 2022

There’s something in the air this time of year, in spite of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We gather with family and friends. We smile a little more,…

A Foster Home is Truly Where the Heart Is

November 23, 2022

Most of us look forward to the holidays, gathering together with family and loved ones, eating a bountiful meal, watching a football game, playing a board game, or just simply…

Allendale Celebrates 125 Years of Helping Kids in Crisis Find Hope and Healing

September 6, 2022

Written by: Joanne Levine, Lekas & Levine PR This year, Allendale Association—a Lake Villa not-for-profit that serves kids and families in crisis—celebrates its 125th anniversary. Over the decades, thousands of…