Because of Arden Shore and its community of support, last year:
56 children found permanent homes, ranking Arden Shore second highest in Illinois among peer foster care programs.
More than 134 families participating in the Intact Family Preservation Program remain together and have not had a recurrence of abuse or neglect.
250 individuals received the tools they needed to improve their well-being through comprehensive behavioral health services.
Arden Shore is expanding the Lake County mental health workforce by providing Master's candidates with the training they need to change people's lives.
All children should encounter a world of opportunity. A world where they can reach their full potential and lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. But often, circumstances beyond their control intervene and they find themselves in situations that challenge their ability to achieve. Poverty, housing instability, physical or mental illness, parental abuse and neglect, and abandonment are some of the very serious challenges facing children throughout our communities.
Children of every age, race, and income level are affected by these challenges. These obstacles do not discriminate and take an enormous toll on every child, parent, and family member that they touch. They reduce our productivity, expend our resources, and impact the long-term health of the entire community. And, the number of children impacted by these conditions is growing at an unprecedented rate.
Arden Shore provides a continuum of services that strengthen the entire family, helping children grow into healthy adults. Located in Waukegan, Illinois, Arden Shore is dedicated to providing children in its care with the resources and support that they need to become healthy adults, cognitively, socially, and emotionally. They are committed to rebuilding lives affected by trauma and abuse through foster care, family support, behavioral health services, and residential programs. Arden Shore’s recent audits and reviews achieved exemplary compliance ratings from the Council on Accreditation and the Illinois Departments of Human Services and Child and Family Services, which is evidence of quality service delivery.