Success Stories

Every step, big or small, is a measure of success. We celebrate them all.

For the parents of a nine-month-old who struggles to swallow and finally manages to eat a french fry, the event is as major a milestone as any. The teen who begins to trust again, the couple who becomes a family with the adoption of their daughter, the young man with an intellectual/developmental disability who takes the bus by himself to his first job...these are all examples of positive change.  

If you’ve found help through our services, we would love to hear your story. Personal stories help others see how help with their struggles is possible. Jewish Child & Family Services of Chicago makes respect for client privacy a number one priority. We uphold the highest standard of professional ethics, which is why we don’t directly reach out to current clients to ask for stories while they are in our care. Stories can be shared in a number of ways and still have confidentiality honored. Please email Elizabeth Taggart or call 773.467.3884 to share your success.

Success Stories

Mimi's story

Mimi's story

Mimi found confidence

Response, JCFS's teen center, gave Mimi the tools she needed to find her strength and become the leader she never even dreamed she could be.

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Jason's Story

Jason's Story

Being diagnosed with a learning disability made all the difference.

Psychological testing helped determine what Jason needed to succeed.

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Joel's Story

Joel's Story

Alcohol was tearing apart him apart.

JCFS helped Joel get on the path to recovery and begin putting his life together.

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Foster Parent Stories

Foster Parent Stories

Stories of love, patience and quiet strength

Read about foster parents who create a safe space for children and youth preparing to rejoin their biological families.

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