In the United States, 400,540 children are in the U.S foster care system. Most children are placed temporarily in foster care due to parental abuse or neglect. (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
SOS CHILDREN’S VILLAGES/MAESTRO CARES COMMUNITY CENTER | Roosevelt Square Village- Chicago, IL
Groundbreaking: Spring 2017
Maestro Cares Foundation partners with SOS Children Villages Illinois to build a community center in the Roosevelt Square Village that will benefit foster children in Chicago and the local community. The center will house academic, therapeutic, social, and recreational activity for the children and youth in the organization’s care. It also will be a central gathering place for neighborhood residents – a safe space where they can meet in the community and connect to public resources. In all, the building will include a large multi-purpose room, a learning annex with a computer lab, a children’s support room, a family enrichment room, a recreational playroom, lobby space, a conference room, class/meeting rooms, and several staff offices.
About our partner:
SOS Children Villages Illinois is a nonprofit organization that builds villages which unite brothers and sisters living in foster care, surrounds them with a community of hope, and helps them grow into caring and productive adults.
The Community Center is a priority for the organization and is a fundamental element to all our Villages, as it becomes the hub of services for the children in our care and the surrounding community,” said SOS Children’s Villages Illinois CEO, Tim McCormick.