New Social Services Complex Approved for North Lawndale

April 30, 2014


The development of a new state-of-the-art youth social services campus at 3605 W. Fillmore St. in North Lawndale will be supported through $2.5 million in Tax Increment Financing (TIF) approved today by City Council.

The $34.4 million project by Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network (UCAN) will create a seven-acre campus for up to 70 abused and at-risk youth. Designed to provide clinical and counseling services, case management, and a variety of youth development programs, the campus will include a dormitory, classrooms, gymnasium, and offices.

Upon completion,UCAN will move from its current facility in North Center, retaining 216 full-time positions and creating 20 new jobs.

Founded in 1869, UCAN served nearly 14,000 young people and their families in 2013.


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