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Strong Families


“Shared Knowledge”

The ILLLWI provides a wide range of supportive services to families that are at risk of whole-family success.  Our goal is to strengthen the families by providing counseling, support, and capacity-building for families to thrive and grow in the inner-city.

The ILLLWI provides a comprehensive service delivery model that supports  the fostering of healthy family development. Through self-sufficiency training, wrap around services, educational empowerment and personal growth we believe inner-city families can achieve significant outcomes.

The ILLLWI works in collaboration with government, business, and community based organizations to provide family intervention services.

We assist individuals and families who are in a crisis and at high risk for unhealthy family relationships. We aim to improve family functioning and long term stability through advocacy, counseling, coaching and life skills. Our family programs offer real solutions to most of the problems faced by families in a crisis.

Goal #2: Youth Prevention and Intervention

How do the educational experiences of youth in out-of-school settings help us to re-conceptualize schools? What identities do youth carry with them in and out of schools and how might the knowledge of those identities help us to rethink spaces for youth to engage in learning? How do youth perspectives add to our knowledge of learning in and out of school and how might researchers engage youth in their research projects?

In this era of high stakes testing and accountability, what is the role of educational programs outside of school for the education of all youth? We believe in efficacy, that all youth can and will succeed at high levels academically, socially, and personally. Our commitment is to training adults to believe in this fairness for youth’s success creed. ILLLWI prevention and intervention services provide youth with the following support:

  • Change behavior strategies
  • Health prevention strategies
  • Promote intergenerational learning
  • Build strong community infrastructure
  • Improve mental health of youth through self-concept, motivation, and teambuilding.
  • Maximize resources for increased student achievement in schools
  • Monitor and evaluate programs that work with youth