We Facilitate

Inner Healing

After a traumatic experience, a child must heal emotionally, mentally, and socially to learn and grow. Lawrence Hall treats some of the most serious consequences of childhood trauma through therapies and positive youth development strategies.

We Promote


Childhood trauma can cause complete distrust in family and home as safe spaces. We focus on providing nurturing, healthy living environments to promote and ensure stability in our children’s and older adolescents’ lives.

We Support

Community Growth

The effects of trauma ripple through communities, resulting in mistrust, separation, and oftentimes violence. Lawrence Hall supports rebuilding trust and connection in Chicago’s communities through a variety of programs and resources.

When you give to Lawrence Hall, 84% of every dollar goes to our programs and services.

  • $75 can purchase a transit pass for a teen to attend career readiness training.
  • $150 can provide two foster children with duffle bags filled with a comforting blanket, stuffed animal, and hygiene items.
  • $300 can stock an independent living starter kit with bedding, linens, toiletries, and household items for youth going to college.

Recent News

Local Papers Cover Foster Parent Recruitment Picnic

Local papers covered the Chicagoland Foster Care Recruitment Collective’s Foster Parent Recruitment Picnic that took place Saturday, May 20. Lawrence Hall along with seven other […]


CBS News Highlights our Weekly Tuesday Community Meal Distribution

Last week we had the opportunity to work with CBS News, as they came out to our South Shore campus to highlight our weekly community […]

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NBC’s “Making a Difference” Highlights Lawrence Hall’s HOPES Program

Watch NBC Chicago’s Making a Difference segment and learn about the transformative work that takes place at Lawrence Hall’s HOPES program! Chicago Chef Serves as […]

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2022 Employee Recognition Ceremony goes virtual for third year in a row

The all-virtual event was attended by staff and Board members alike.   Lawrence Hall celebrated the achievements of its staff on Thursday, July 28, 2022. […]

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