Open House Recap

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 […]

Thomas & Anita’s Story

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 […]

Save the Best for Last

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 […]

Shoot love, not bullets.

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 […]

Kaleidoscope’s New Office

As of Tuesday, February 20, our main office will be on the Near West Side, located at: 1901 W. Caroll Ave Chicago, IL 60612 We are thrilled to be in this new, larger space as we enter our 45th anniversary serving Chicago. Our new offices, meeting rooms and other spaces enable us to continue improving […]

Find Your Future: Rapheal

Rapheal gained professional experience through our Find Your Future (FYF) program, which matches current and former DCFS-involved youth with paid internships, job skills training and other development opportunities. As a FYF employment partner, RELO Direct got to see first-hand what an amazing communicator and motivator Rapheal is when he spoke at our FYF closing luncheon […]

Meet Karlyn

Karlyn came to Kaleidoscope through our Find Your Future program, and we are honored to have been a part of her journey. Today, she is pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and Criminal Justice, and she continues to help youth at Kaleidoscope by volunteering with our Arts Camps, inspiring us all with her poetry […]