Our Mission


Smart Love Family Services is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002. Our mission is to help children, adolescents, parents, couples and adults achieve greater inner well-being, sustain closer relationships and reach their full potentials in life. Our services are based on the Smart Love™ principles and include early childhood education, counseling services, parent coaching and education classes. We also provide training and consultation to agencies, schools and organizations, helping their childcare personnel positively influence children’s social and emotional outcomes.


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Everyone in our country has a part in making change happen. Those who've benefitted can use the power they have to push for a more equitable system. Those who are suffering can continue to voice their concerns, and everyone must continue to listen and learn from each other. Smart Love Family Services remains committed to helping create a truly just society where every person has a chance to live a long, safe, and fulfilling life.

Creating a future that is free from racism and hate of all kinds begins with how we treat our children today.  Children grow into open-minded, patient, caring, and loving adults through the relationship they experience with their parents and caregivers.   When parents offer kindness, acceptance, and love even when children display mad, angry, or other unhappy behaviors, children will grow up to show that same kindness, acceptance and love towards others.  Smart Love’s programs are designed to help create that future for the children of today and the children of tomorrow.


Our Funders and Sponsors


Smart Love thanks these funders and event sponsors whose support makes our work possible.

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Our Leadership


Executive Leadership

Board of Directors

Associate Board



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Natalie & Ben Heineman Smart Love Center

2222 N. Kedzie Blvd.

Chicago, IL 60647

Oak Park Location

1010 Lake Street, Suite 500

Oak Park, IL 60301

Preschool: 773.665.8052 ext. 1

Counseling: 773.665.8052 ext. 4

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