It Takes A Village
Smart Love's Free-of-Charge Support for Families of Color
Raising children truly does take a village. Join us for our next meeting!
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Smart Love Family Services welcomes families in the greater Chicago and Oak Park areas to be part of It Takes A Village, a free-of-charge program for parents and youth of color that is uniquely tailored to fit their needs. Smart Love’s dedicated professionals lead Group meetings, providing a caring, confidential, and non-judgmental environment for parents and youth to share their experiences, ask questions, and express their hopes. Together, the groups build community, gain knowledge, and set the course for happy futures.
Parents and youth come to separate biweekly Group sessions to gain ideas, knowledge and encouragement in dealing with issues such as racial identity, inequalities, racist attitudes and systems, and current affairs.
*Individual parent coaching and support sessions are also available. Residents of Oak Park qualify for free-of-charge parent coaching.
Each month we will have a new topic to help guide our discussions.
Groups, Meeting Dates, & Times
The Groups are meeting via Zoom. Once we are able to meet in-person, the groups' sessions and parent coaching will take place at our conveniently located Oak Park office.
To Learn More About ITAV
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For our Spanish speaking group, please contact:
Nieves A. Esquivel, Psy.D. at email@example.com.
Meet the It Takes A Village staff
Nieves A. Esquivel, Psy.D.
Katherine M. Ford, MSW
Felicia Owens, Psy.D., LPC
ITAV Webinar: "I have feelings too!"
Connecting with your children
Major support for It Takes A Village comes from the Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township.
Additional support provided by:
Community Health Care Report
To view the Community Mental Health Report click here.