We provide support and care for vulnerable children and families who have a history of child abuse and neglect and are involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). We serve the Cook County and Northern Illinois areas and remain one of the few programs with a focus on Latinos.

Our goal is to ensure the safety, well-being, and healthy development of children and adolescents with a history of trauma and to promote their resilience and progress. We aim to help parents and families develop nurturing and safe relationships with their children.

Intact Family Services

Intact Family Services provides support to prevent the separation of children and families by identifying problems and risk factors and helping families obtain training and support to keep children at home. All cases are referred by the Illinois Department of Child & Family Services.

  • If you suspect a child is being harmed or is at risk of harm, report it at 1-800-25-ABUSE so that families can get the help they need before it is too late.

Foster Care

Foster care provides prevention and treatment services tailored to the family and focused on the children. Our services include child advocacy, parenting education, and coaching, home visitation, therapy, and case management. We are the only bilingual foster care provider in the community.

Become a Foster Parent

Foster parent recruitment includes recruiting, training, and assisting with licensing of new foster parents, as well as assisting with adoptions, when appropriate. To become a foster parent in Association House’s Child Welfare programs, you must have:

  • Legal residency/citizenship of the United States
  • Extra bedroom in home
  • Medical exams for each person residing in home
  • Fingerprinting for each person residing in home
  • Income
  • Completion of 27 hours of Foster Parent Training
  • 3 reference letters

For information on how to become a foster parent, please call Alejandra Mendoza, our Foster Care Licensing Representative at (773) 772-8004 ext 2102.

Additional Resources

Illinois Relay Service:
TTY 1-800-526-0844
Voice 1-800-526-0857