Helping people meet life’s challenges by providing the skills, support, and hope needed for effective, fulfilling lives.

Support services

Cornerstone offers support services for a wide range of families needing assistance. Those families include first time mothers, families with adopted children, children having problems in school, children at risk with the juvenile justice system, relative caregivers who need to obtain legal guardianship of children and many others.

These supportive services are funded by the State of Illinois, by grants from foundations and organizations and individual donations by people in our community. As such, most of these services are provided at little or no cost to you but, certain eligibility factors must be met to receive services.

This is Why We Do What We Do

"It’s helping me a lot since I am a first time mom."

"I have experienced firsthand the good work that Cornerstone does for children and families, especially adoptive families like ours. That’s why I’m here."

"Elena always greeted us with a smile and was helpful in making appointment adjustments and checking in."

"I feel that I am a more confident parent. I have been in the program for 3 years and I was very unsure about how I was going to do as a mom; now I think I’m a great mom!"

"I appreciate Fist Steps just because I learn new things to be a better parent toward my child and this program helps my child grow and learn. Thank you."