Families First

HelloBaby is not for profit organization whose mission is to support, empower and inspire families raising young children in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.

Making a Difference

We seek to inspire new solutions, provide needed services, and offer referrals and hope for underserved families.

Change Requires Action

We know there is profound lack of affordable services supporting young families in many Chicago neighborhoods. HelloBaby was founded to help close that gap.

Registration for The Kroeschell Charity Golf Outing is open!

September 13th

click the link below to get your team registered for this fun event.

Join our team for the Annual Strides for Peace

Race Against Gun Violence!

Now virtual ~ you will receive your swag by mail. Please share images of you walking/running on social media. Be sure to tag HelloBaby as well as Strides for Peace!

 

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Look who just received Best Play Space ~ 2 years running!

A drop-in play space for children from birth to 3 years old and their caregivers.

What is HelloBaby?

HelloBaby is facing our latest COVID challenge and we are asking for your help.
Our priority is the safety of all our guests, especially the little ones.  Having closed and reopened several times, we want to do all we can to remain open.  We know how important play and socialization are to the development of growing brains and bodies.  Caregivers also need community and connection.
The pediatricians we work with have advised us to restrict admittance to our indoor play space to vaccinated adults - at least (and especially) until young children are eligible for the vaccine, and we will be doing so as of September 1, 2021.  While we will initially rely on the honor system, proof of vaccination may be required in the future.
The results of our questions to medical professionals and the informal discussions we have had with caregivers on site tell us what we already know -  the health of our babies and toddlers comes first.  Pediatricians have shared that their current sick volumes are high - what one would expect in the middle of winter - and that they are seeing a lot more COVID positive cases. The Delta variant is causing sickness in young children.  Pediatric hospitals are reporting higher COVID admissions and sicker patients.
We will continue to ask that all adults mask indoors and will encourage children to mask as they are able. Our staff, volunteers and programming providers are fully vaccinated.  We will also continue our practice of sanitizing our space several times daily.
For more information go to: https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/, (877) 936-2117. Thank you for bearing with us as we navigate these difficult waters.
Debbie and your HelloBaby Team

Why HelloBaby?

We believe that all children deserve opportunities for safe, inspired play regardless of their family’s financial situation. In a welcoming space, children can begin to discover and trust their inner voice, abilities, passions and joys. And, the single best way we know to support children is to empower their parents.

Our Mission

HelloBaby is a not for profit organization whose mission is to support, empower and inspire families raising young children in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.

Our Vision

We believe in the sanctity of childhood. We also believe it takes a village to care for a child. We know there is a profound lack of affordable services supporting young families in many neighborhoods in Chicago. HelloBaby was founded to help close that gap. By lifting up parents and supporting children during the most developmentally crucial time in their growth we believe that we can impact lasting and meaningful change.

Accessible

HelloBaby is conveniently located and is free of charge. Our accessibility is a promise to openly listen to and collaborate with you – together we can do so much more.

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Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm        

Upcoming Events

Stages Performing Arts

Sep 20, 2021 10:30AM—11:00AM

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Read Out Loud with Colleen

Sep 21, 2021 10:30AM—11:00AM

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GiGi’s Playhouse

Sep 22, 2021 10:30AM—11:00AM

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