Providing Comprehensive Support and Resources for The Child Welfare System

2023 Holiday Gift Support

Mimi’s House Family Advocacy Center is excited to support Lake County and neighboring North Cook County families during the holiday season. We would like to ensure that all families impacted by the child welfare system are able to focus on the children’s well being during the holiday season.

Please complete this form to request holiday gifts or sponsor a child in care or with DCFS involvement.

Help us provide support and resources to those impacted by the child welfare system. No donation is too small.

Mimi's House has a new home!

Mimi's House is moving to Waukegan to a bigger space to help better serve our families. We have launched a Building Capital Campaign with a goal of $200,000. Our new home will provide visit space for child and parent supervised visits, parenting classes, foster parent support groups, play therapy, individual and family counseling, and much more. Help us reach our goal by donating today!


We envision a Child Welfare System that minimizes trauma and works cohesively to achieve permanency

We provide children and families access to the services and resources they need in order to safely and appropriately accomplish permanency in a timely manner. Mimi’s House is dedicated to mitigating the effects of trauma on children in care by preventing systemic trauma, addressing the families’ trauma histories and providing necessary and appropriate training for caregivers and staff.

Mimi's House Family Advocacy Center provides social, emotional, and tangible resources to those impacted by the Child Welfare system

Mimi's House strives to minimize trauma experiences for Foster Parents, Youth in Care, and Child Welfare Employees through community connections and resources. Following case opening, we provide meeting spaces for supervised visitation and staffing resources to help agencies and families with transportation or visitation supervision. 

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Our Services

We provide support and resources to those impacted by the child welfare system through community engagement, professional partnerships, and collaboration with the case management team.

  • Foster parent support groups
  • Community that can help
  • Respite database
  • Foster knowledgebase
  • Caseworkers on call
  • Foster recruitment
  • Outside resources contact list
  • Tangible resources
  • General contacts