Impact Grants Chicago awarded Kaleidoscope with a $100,000 grant in support of our efforts to recruit, train, and retain qualified, therapeutic foster families that will provide our children with safe and nurturing homes. Through more foster families, we can provide countless youth with the foundation that every child needs and deserves for a happy […]
Thank you to Goose Island and everyone who joined us last Friday! We raised almost $1500 as Goose Island’s Charity of the Month!
Karlyn is a Find Your Future alum and a teaching artist at our arts camps. Since sharing this beautiful poem with us a few years ago, her life has changed in amazing ways. At Stories that CONNECT on Thursday, May 2, she’ll share a new piece with us and let us know how her journey […]
Thank you to all who attended our Open House on Wednesday, March 20. We welcomed supporters into our new offices to see how Kaleidoscope helps children, youth and families healing from abuse and neglect in Chicago. Guests walked through our innovative, individualized case management and clinical services and mingled with our staff, board members and […]
Thank you to all who joined us on May 2nd to celebrate, share and build the powerful connections among our young people and caring communities. View Event Photos
Though Thomas spent two and a half years in our foster care program, his story begins and ends with his relationship with his mom, Anita. Today, we know Thomas as a bright 4-year-old who loves eating crispy foods and playing with musical instruments. But when he first came into our programs, he and his mom […]
Kids who have experienced trauma have a hard time feeling safe. At our arts camps, campers feel safe to express themselves, be themselves and explore who they will become. This young man was scared to share at first, but with the support of our community, he shared his original rap with a crowd! Elevate and […]
No matter what they’ve experienced, our kids are hopeful, and they dream of a brighter future for all of Chicago. At camp this year, young people made banners about issues that are important to them – from schools to reducing gun violence to being smoke-free – and led a demonstration through our offices. Our arts […]
We are thrilled to have been awarded a new grant from Impact Grants Chicago. Through a competitive application process, we were awarded $17,500 for our clinical services, ensuring that every youth we serve has access to therapy – free of charge – at our offices. The above video is from the final presentation to […]
Thank you to our friends at RELO Direct for connecting us with Corporate Relocation Council of Chicago. Executive Director Kathy Grzelak spoke at this event, which raised more than $4,000 for our services. We’re grateful for RELO Direct’s long-term partnership and support of many areas of our work!