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Beyond Mental Health Awareness: Transforming Mental Health Advocacy into Action

May 8, 2024

As “Mental Health Awareness Month” unfolds once again, the familiar buzzwords echo through social media feeds and public service announcements. But amidst the sea of hashtags and well-intentioned campaigns, a…

Making a Positive Impact!

May 8, 2024

Resilient. Strong. Dependable. Compassionate. These are just a few of the qualities embodied by Allendale’s dedicated staff. Did you know that nearly 50% of our team members have been with…

Supporting Youth Experiencing Homelessness

November 20, 2023

In a brand-new partnership with the IL Department of Human Services and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Family’s Basic Center Program, Allendale marked the one-year…

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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…

‘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…

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…