Join us in keeping children safe

Heartland Alliance has been highlighted in the media for the services we provide to unaccompanied minors in the Chicagoland region. 

See below for ways you can help and get involved.

For nearly three decades, Heartland Alliance has been providing shelter to children who cross our borders alone, seeking safety.  We provide a safe, healing environment for children as they work to reunite them with family members. 

In the last six weeks, this work has begun to include a small share of children who have been separated from their families at the border as a result of the administration’s Zero Tolerance policy.  Although Heartland Alliance has nothing to do with the decision to separate children from their parents, we are doing everything we can to keep children safe while they are entrusted in our care. 

As a human rights organization, this is what Heartland Alliance has always done for individuals who are most vulnerable—providing respectful services; working to secure access to justice; and shaping policies that promote equity and opportunity for all.  

  • Donate now to help increase mental health supports, accelerate family reunification efforts, and advocate for safety and justice.
  • Learn more about the journey of unaccompanied minors and Heartland Alliance’s work.
  • Shape the conversation and mobilize support for this important issue on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Write a card for a migrant child to show you care. You can mail cards to Heartland Alliance, 208 S. LaSalle, Chicago, IL 60604.