Thursday, October 19th, 7pm – 9pm

Copernicus Center

5216 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60630

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of providing care and compassion for vulnerable children. It will be a special night with the hilarious, Michael Jr., and a time of reflecting on the work and legacy of caring for children in need.

For over 100 years, LYDIA Home has been serving vulnerable children in Chicago. From its beginnings as an orphanage in 1916 to its top rated treatment that it provides today, LYDIA has always cared for children in distress. In 2002 LYDIA launched its Safe Families for Children program which surrounds families in crisis with a caring and compassionate community. Safe Families recruits and trains host families to provide temporary care for children while their families work through difficult situations. Safe Families for Children has grown to over 100 sites across the country and around the world.

Michael Jr - Comedian/Keynote Speaker

No matter where you experience his humor, on-stage, on-line, or one-on-one, you get the same Michael Jr. with humor that creates waves of laughter. Whether as an actor in the #1 box office hit War Room or appearing on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live or at a large church event, Michael Jr. shows up and delivers the funny!

Jami Kaeb - The Forgotten Initiative

Jami Kaeb is a dreamer and a coffee lover! She is married to Clint and the mother of seven––five through adoption. It was through a difficult season of waiting that Clint and Jami’s eyes were opened to the foster care community. They became foster parents to three siblings who they eventually adopted. Jami founded The Forgotten Initiativein 2011.

Roy Patterson - Emcee

Roy Patterson has been serving families and communities in Chicago for more than 40 years. As a Pastor, counselor, community advocate, Community Relations Director for the Moody Bible Institute and the host of 2 national radio programs, we are delighted to have Roy as the Emcee of our centennial celebration

Frequently Asked Questions


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Seats at the Copernicus Center are reserved and guests can choose their seats. All tickets to the event are $25 and can be purchased at the above link or at the theater box office. Ticket sale proceeds benefit LYDIA/Safe Families for Children.

Will dinner be provided?

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Dinner will not be provided. But we will have a variety of food trucks on site. They will have delicious fare available for purchase.

Where do we park?

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There is ample parking across the street from the theater. There is also handicapped parking next to the theater entrance.

Will I be able to make a donation at the event?

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Yes, our hope is to raise support at this event to serve the vulnerable children in our community.

Please e-mail with any questions or concerns.