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LYDIA provides HopeHealing, and Home to children and families.

HOPE is a future.
Lydia empowers kids exposed to trauma to believe in a brighter tomorrow.

HEALING is the restoration of God-given dignity.
Lydia provides an integrated, holistic approach to help children recover from the emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse they’ve endured.

HOME is finding a child’s forever family.
For those who live at Lydia, home means a safe and nurturing environment for them to grow.

LYDIA Home: By the Numbers

  • LYDIA  was founded in Chicago’s Northwest side as an orphanage in 1916. We have been in continuous operation, serving children in need, for more than a century.



  • The percentage of LYDIA funding that goes to programs serving children. We carefully watch our overhead to provide the best care for our kids.



  • Our staff of just over a hundred has a cumulative total of over 1,000 years working at LYDIA.



  • Our residential Treatment Program is consistently ranked as a Level 1 program, the highest possible rating granted by DCFS.

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