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Family and

Special Needs

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CVF understands that there are certain special needs that people may require. Whether it is troubled families that require protection or children that will greatly benefit from special educational attention are causes, CVF hopes to help as many people we can.

Projects and Partners Below

St. Coletta's


Sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi: St. Coletta's of Illinois Foundation's mission is to provide support and funding for children and adults with developmental disabilities in the areas of: residential care, educational programs, medical care, religious and pastoral care, vocational services, and specialized facilities.

Easter Seals


Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago maximizes independence and creates opportunities for people with disabilities and other special needs to live, learn, work and play in their communities by providing a lifespan of premier services.


Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities.


Together We Cope


Based in Tinley Park, Together We Cope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that assists families in temporary crisis from more than 20 communities in four Chicago south suburban townships. TWC also operates a food pantry, resale shop and provides help with some costs such as rent and utility bills.


The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and addresses the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence.


Today, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia remains the only residential shelter in its catchment area of over 800,000 people in south and southwest suburban Cook County.

Crisis Center




TradeWinds is dedicated to providing support services and training designed to promote individual choice, growth and self-sufficiency for people of all ages and abilities.

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