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

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. […]

DEI Brave Conversations

Allyship and Privilege

The burden of promoting equity shouldn’t fall on those with less privilege, as it often tends to do.


The Intersection of Race, Sexuality, and Gender

To understand the history of the LGBTQ+ community and their fight for rights, one must acknowledge the influence of Black, Brown, and Transgender individuals, as they still struggle with erasure and having their voices heard.


Mental Health Awareness Month

If 1 in 5 Americans have a mental illness, why is it so hard to talk about in society? You can thank cultural stigmas for that.

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