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50th Anniversary Celebration

December 03, 2020
5:00 PM CST - 6:30 PM CST
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Save the date and virtually celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us!

Don't miss out on the fun, excitement and the highlights of the past 50 years.

More details to be announced soon.

 

Thanks to all our generous members, every year Chicago BTA makes a donation to our charity partner with the proceeds from our holiday party fundraiser. Unfortunately this year due to COVID-19 we are unable to host an in-person event and hope that you will join us in virtually raising funds for children with our current charity partner, Lydia Home.

LYDIA provides Home and healing for vulnerable children in Foster Care. A Christian organization, which extends the truth of Scripture and God’s love to people of all religious, racial, and economic backgrounds. The professionally trained psychologists, social workers, and other staff members address all the important issues that can crush the human spirit and destroy lives, ministering to children and their parents one heart at a time. The challenges faced are great, but they are grateful for the sacred privilege to serve with the aim of improving children’s lives and providing opportunities for families to be restored.

Your donation has never been more important than now to the 40 children and teens who live at LYDIA Home. We know times are tough for so many, but if you are able, would you consider giving any amount you can afford to support the needs of Lydia House?

 

 

A story:

 

Starting a new cycle

By LYDIA Home  Posted December 14, 2018  In NewsResidential Treatment Center

By the time he was 10-years-old, Antonio had been placed in 7 different foster homes.

Tony* was born into a broken family. His father was abusive and his mother found her comfort in drugs. Tony was either invisible or the focus of violent anger.  After multiple foster families gave up on him, he was sent to live at LYDIA Home in the 1990’s. The staff remembers him arriving as a traumatized and challenging kid. However, at LYDIA, Tony went from being the instigator of fights to a mediator and reconciler. The staff never stopped investing in him. They believed that he could have a bright future full of HOPE, HEALING, and HOME.

They were right.

When he was 15-years-old, Tony was placed into a loving foster home. He has since married, fathered three children, and has his own home. Tony remains in contact with the staff at LYDIA, whom he regards as his family. This past summer, he decided to invest in a child at LYDIA. He began mentoring Michael*, a very small and loving 6-year-old boy.

While mentoring Michael, a boy with a painful past like his own, Tony and his wife decided to get their foster care license. This past summer, Tony’s family welcomed Michael into their home and became the boy’s foster family.

When a community invests in the lives of hurting children, kids like Tony, their entire lives can be changed for the better. Instead of repeating the same patterns of his parents, his life was redirected. He was guided by people who were committed to him and invested in him.

Our hope is that our LYDIA supporters would continue to INVEST in our community by investing in children in Foster Care.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Chicago BTA Community Volunteer Committee Co-Chairs Angela Sciortino [email protected] or [email protected].

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