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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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Allendale Celebrates Pride Month

June 18, 2020

Supporting LGBTQI+ Youth in Their Identity Formation Article by: Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Allendale Director of Outpatient & Clinical Services Pride month can bring up many different reactions and questions about…

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How to Know When Kids Could Use a Therapist’s Help

June 8, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – June 8, 2020 It’s been a long couple of months. In many families, parents and…

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Helping Kids Handle Anger, Frustration With the Covid-19 Shutdown

May 23, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – May 23, 2020 As Illinois’ stay-at-home order persists and summer plans look different than usual,…

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Help Kids Cope with Covid-19 Changes

May 2, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – May 2, 2020 No school. No daycare. No playdates with friends. The COVID-19 crisis has…

How to know when kids could use a therapist’s help

March 11, 2020

It’s been a long couple of months. In many families, parents and kids have spent far more time together than before. Emotions are running high, patience is wearing thin —…

Allendale, community find a way to give residents a happy Easter

March 10, 2020

Although its day school and counseling center are closed, in accordance with Illinois’ shutdown, nearly 99 kids continue to call the Allendale campus home. Thanks to the staff, community and…

Allendale’s Repurposed Wood Vocational Program

February 12, 2020

Allendale Woodshop Instructor, Rob Serdar, and his students were excited to partner with Jeff Clark, of Old School Timber Works in Libertyville, to transform several fallen white oak trees from our…

Allendale Offers A Residential Program for Children with Autism

November 13, 2019

This fall, Allendale contracted with the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services to open a residential program for young children with Autism on our Lake Villa campus! Read the…

Allendale Receives High Praise from Advanc-ED Accreditation

April 7, 2019

Allendale School’s Advanc-ED External Review concluded last week, utilizing over 30 standards that are tailored for all education providers across the country. The team examined our school’s programs, cultural context,…