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Trauma Hurts Kids.

JPA Helps Them Overcome It.

In the interest of protecting our community during this unprecedented time, JPA is following the State of Illinois’ guidelines by closing our offices until further notice. Please know that JPA staff remains hard at work to continue to move our mission forward.  Our therapists are staying connected with their clients via Zoom or telephone sessions, and all of our staff can be reached via phone or email anytime.  We look forward to returning to the schools once it is deemed safe.  Keep informed of the city’s response & news related to COVID-19 by visiting chicago.gov/coronavirus.

Goal, Vision & Commitment

Programs & Services for Individuals and Schools

What Teachers Say About JPA

Events & News


Our Mission & Vision

The mission of the Juvenile Protective Association is to improve the social and emotional well-being and functioning of vulnerable children so they can reach their fullest potential at home, in school, and in our communities. We accomplish this by providing therapeutic counseling services to at-risk children and families, conducting research, sharing knowledge, and providing expert consultation and guidance to others serving them. 


JPA's vision is that vulnerable children and families in Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods will have access to the highest quality mental health services.

"America's future will be determined by the home and the school. The child becomes largely what he is taught; hence we must watch what we teach, and how we live"

-Jane Addams

What We Do

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Help Children
Provide one-on-one and small-group therapy for children affected by trauma so they can express their emotions in a safe space and find ways to create positive, caring relationships with teachers and peers.
Teacher Assisting a Student
Support Teachers
Expand teachers' repertoire of skills through therapeutically
-based workshops and professional development sessions about trauma so they can support students affected by it empathetically and constructively.
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Advise Families
Help parents deal with trauma's effects and provide options for creating good, supportive relationships with their children.

Events & Activities

All in for Kids
Virtual 5K
All in for Kids
Summer Benefit Recap
A Corporate Volunteer Activity

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men"

-Frederick Douglass

Support children affected by toxic stress. Help them achieve in school and in life.

Get In Touch

1707 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60614

Email: jpadevelopment@jpachicago.org

Phone: 312.440.1203

EIN #: 36-2167765

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