FCAN has merged with Children’s Home & Aid to deepen our impact with parents and children affected by HIV and AIDS in the state of Illinois. Throughout this merger, FCAN will continue to offer the same vital services, without interruption.

Why merge?
Since 1985, FCAN has been dedicated to strengthening HIV-affected families statewide.  They support HIV-affected families by offering free, in-home clinical and legal services in the Cook County area and semi-annual retreats for families across the state. They have also been instrumental in developing public policies and programs through their statewide education and advocacy efforts.

Children’s Home & Aid has a similar vision for the communities we serve. For 135 years, we have met the changing needs of vulnerable families throughout Illinois. We embrace our responsibility to innovation and view this merger as an opportunity to expand our reach.

Despite the many advances they have made in fighting HIV/AIDS, HIV-affected families remain underserved. Many lack access to care and prevention services, information about HIV, information and access to public benefits for families with disabilities, and other services. Together, we can do more. This merger is an important next step in meeting the needs of HIV-affected children and families. Our combined organization will provide the increased talent and scale needed to have a broader impact on children and families in Illinois.

What does this mean for you?
FCAN’s vision of strengthening HIV-affected families will continue under Children’s Home & Aid. During the merger, the direct services provided by FCAN will continue without interruption.

We are proud of all of the contributions FCAN has made over the past 30 plus years, and we are excited about the many possibilities ahead for their combined efforts with Children’s Home & Aid. With this merger, FCAN’s mission will continue.

FCAN’s new address is 100 N Western Ave, Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60612. Their phone and fax numbers will remain the same.

Please be on the lookout for more details in the weeks and months to come. It’s time to take the next step as our combined staff, volunteers and supporters build bright futures and craft new stories for those we serve.