United Voices for Children is a coalition of congregations, agencies, groups and individuals in the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist Church that speaks and acts on behalf of children, youth and families in need.


January 25 Workshop on Preventing Childhood Trauma

A coalition of Chicago area religious groups and social service agencies are presenting a workshop, "Claiming the Healing Wisdom of our Traditions: Shaping a Faith-Rooted Movement to Foster Resilience and Prevent Childhood Trauma" on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. James Commons.

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Illinois Voices for Kids Summit on November 18

Now in its 30th year fighting as an independent advocate for children and families, Voices for Illinois Children is hosting "Removing Barriers, Building Opportunities: A Summit on Children & Families." This Summit will be on Friday, November 18th from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago.

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Observe Children's Sabbath This Fall

The 2016 National Observance of Children’s Sabbath is coming up October 21-23. Children’s Sabbath, sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, is an interfaith celebration in which congregations hold special worship services, education programs, and advocacy activities to engage people of faith in the lives of children and their families.

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An Attitude of Gratitude

Happiness comes from contentment, grace, the awareness of simple abundance. It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratitude which leads us to happiness. Developing an attitude for gratitude means learning to give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is toward something bigger and better than your current situation.

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Partner with ChildServ for the Holidays

ChildServ invites partners in mission to get involved in their Holiday Gift drive to help make this holiday special for children, youth and families in their care.

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Beyond "Good Job!"

As parents, guardians, mentors and care givers who work tirelessly to support young children, finding the right words to show encouragement is important. The typical ‘go to’ phrase these days is “Good Job!” Yet these two words can be rather empty and repetitive.

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