The mission of BBF Family Services is to improve the quality of life for North Lawndale youth and their families by providing safe, stable, and nurturing experiences that enhance social, emotional, academic, and career development.
BBF Family Services envisions a thriving, self-sustaining community where empowered children and families have access to all opportunities. In pursuit of this vision, we provide coordinated programs and services that combat poverty, low educational attainment, chronic disease, criminal activity, and trauma in all age groups.
Since our founding in 1961, BBF Family Services has remained dedicated to transforming the community by improving the lives of youth and families. BBF Family Services has a long history in the North Lawndale community and has consistently provided coordinated programs and services that combat poverty, low educational attainment, chronic disease, criminal activity, and trauma in all age groups.
BBF Family Services offers six program and service areas: Community Engagement, Education, Employment Services, Family Services, Health & Wellness, and Youth Services. Please explore the site to learn more about our organization’s history, facility, programs, and the many individuals who make its work possible.
Additional support for the arts-education classes is provided by Urban Gateways. Founded in 1961, Urban Gateways is a citywide organization dedicated to delivering high-quality arts programs led by trained and experienced professional artists in music, dance, theater, literary arts, visual arts, and digital media to engage youth, their teachers, families, and communities. Urban Gateways has recently finished a longterm residency in North Lawndale and is excited to be able to continue their work with the neighborhood.