Always Linked to the Community. The Abraham Lincoln Centre (ALC) is one of Chicago’s oldest and most respected social service agencies. Founded as a settlement house in 1905 under the auspices of the All Souls Church, the Centre quickly became the home to a variety of social, intellectual and cultural activities.
Today, the Abraham Lincoln Centre builds on the foundation that was laid in the early 1900s. We continue to meet the needs of people regardless of religious, ethnic or cultural background. We have programs at 13 sites on Chicago’s South Side, concentrating on the needs of residents in the Greater Grand Boulevard community (also known historically as Bronzeville) where the central office is located. With a staff of highly-qualified professionals to administer programs and build partnerships with a broad range of organizations, the Abraham Lincoln Centre is successfully helping people help themselves.Who We Serve:
- Children & Youth – delivering comprehensive high-quality care and education services for children ages 3-5 and their families.
- Teens & Adolescents – creating safe opportunities for school-aged children and youth to develop academic, leadership and life skills.
- Adults & Seniors -- offering resources, education and activities that continue the life-long learning process.
- People with Special Needs – providing supportive housing, therapeutic training, care-giving and case management services to people with developmental disabilities, or emotional or mental health disorders, and their families.
- Communities We Support:
- South side of Chicago: 12th Street to the north, 127th Street to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, and Western Avenue to the west; which include:
- Our Focus:
- Social service agency
- Our Status:
- 501(c)(3) Non-profit
- How Many Individuals and Families We Serve Each Year:
- Approximately 7,000
- Our staff:
- Who Funds the Mission of Abraham Lincoln Centre:
- City of Chicago Department of Children Services
- CPS Community Partnership Programs
- Corporate & Foundation Grants
- Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Development Disabilities
- Illinois Department of Public Aid
- Individual Donors