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Child Tax Credit Payments a Welcome Respite

Families who qualify for the Child Tax Credit began to receive checks on July 15, 2021. Under President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, the monies available to eligible families through the Child Tax Credit have increased substantially. In her article…

We’re “Raising Our Voices” on Aug. 11!

“Raising Our Voices” will celebrate the ways that individuals and congregations are making a difference in the lives of children and families in need in Northern Illinois. You’ll also hear about how you can get involved through advocacy, financial support and working with lawmakers to protect the most vulnerable of their constituents.

Standing Behind the United States Police Reform Bill

The televised murder of George Floyd, the protestors, and the conviction of formal police officer Derek Chauvin has brought exposure to a larger problem when policing communities of color. Now we have the police killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, 16-year-old…

There’s still time to nominate a hero!

We’ve extended the deadline to May 15 for nominations for our three annual awards! Do you know someone in the Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) who provides extraordinary service or advocacy efforts on behalf of children, youth and/or families? All NIC…

Past UVC President Featured in Sun-Times Article

On February 15, Chicago Sun-Times posted the article “COVID a killer for the obese: ‘Like pouring gasoline on top of a fire’” by Brett Chase featuring Rev. Robert Biekman, former United Voices for Children Board President.  The article highlighted the…

Our Cup Runneth Over!

On Sunday, March 14, DeKalb United Methodist Women (UMW) will gather together on Zoom for their annual Spring tea meeting, and United Voices for Children will have “a seat at the table.” We are humbled and honored to learn that…

JFON Celebrates Anniversary

On Sunday, February 21 at 4 pm, Northern Illinois Justice For Our Neighbors (NIJFON) will celebrate 10 years of helping immigrant families find Justice and love in their chosen home. NIJFON will be joined by special guest speaker Nestor Gomez,…

Upcoming Voices for Illinois Children Webinar

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11am, UVC partner Voices for Illinois Children will present a webinar on the State of Illinois Finances. This webinar will provide an overview of the Governor’s budget proposal, the latest on the federal debate…