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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…

‘It Takes a Team’ to Make a Lasting Impact!

September 6, 2022

“Backpacks, school supplies, and first day of school outfits — this is what a new school year brings! In education, we are fortunate enough to experience a “new year” twice…

Embracing the Value of Play – Recreation as an Essential Component of Therapy

August 2, 2022

All kids need to have the opportunity to just be kids. This has been a philosophy at Allendale since Cap Bradley founded the agency in 1897. Research has shown that…

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Inspiring Hope… By All Means Possible

August 2, 2022

At Allendale, we are passionate about providing exceptional therapeutic programs and services that tap into each clients’ unique dreams and aspirations to support them on their journey towards healing. When…

Strengthening a Culture of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

June 29, 2022

In December 2021, Allendale established a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee to invite conversations that would celebrate diversity of both ideas and culture, foster an environment that is inclusive…

Engaging the Power of ‘Community’

June 29, 2022

Working with youth and families in their homes and communities with the intention of reducing crises, connecting families to community resources and helping young people and their families work together…

More Than a Job – A Labor of Love

May 9, 2022

From Left to Right Starting at the Top Left Corner – Sheridan Frank, Jeremy Dunne, Ashley Jolly, and Vanessa Young How would you like to work at a place that…

A New Brand That Reflects Our Heritage, Passion and Hope for the Future

May 9, 2022

Empowering children who have experienced some of the most extensive, traumatic, and devastating circumstances while fostering a sense of hope has been at the heart of Allendale’s mission throughout its…

125th Anniversary Jubilee

February 1, 2022

Join us for Allendale’s 125th Anniversary Jubilee event at the Lake Forest Club on April 30th, 2022 at 6:30 pm, honoring and celebrating a distinguished legacy of care and service…

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Seasons at Allendale – Annual Fund Drive!

February 1, 2022

Your continued generosity of spirit and substance is what sustains us. Whether your donation is for essential school supplies that will enable our teachers to take their students’ minds where…

“Hope for the Holidays” Event!

August 26, 2021

              Thank you to everyone who supported our Wine Tasting Event on Nov. 6th! If you missed it, don’t worry! You can still purchase…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

October 22, 2020

  As we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving developments in response to COVID-19, and following the guidance from local and state health officials, Allendale is prepared to navigate…