The Child Advocate

Interview with Arlene Happach


At the Children’s Home + Aid Offices Downtown Chicago

How she’s changing the world: Arlene is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Children’s Home + Aid where she is responsible for statewide programming in child welfare, early childhood and clinical and community services. Arlene has extensive experience working in child welfare and enjoys improving and implementing effective programming for youth and families. In 2015 alone, Children’s Home + Aid served over 40,000 children and families in Illinois.

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The Family Helper

Interview with Vicky Joseph

Vicky Joseph

at the Families Helping Families Learning Resource Center in Naperville, IL.

How she is making a difference in the world: Vicky Jospeh started an organization called Families Helping Families 23 years ago. The organization provides homeless families in DuPage County a holistic approach to getting back on their feet. It is entirely volunteer run with no overhead costs. Every single donation, monetary or otherwise, goes towards supporting families in need.

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