Partnerships & Affiliations
St. Vincent de Paul Center
We collaborate closely with our sister agency, St. Vincent de Paul Center, located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. In addition to sharing expertise on a program level, our shared administrative functions allow us to streamline and operate more efficiently.
Daughters of Charity
The Daughters of Charity founded Marillac Social Center 96 years ago and continue to sponsor and support us. The core values of the Daughters, along with their unique approach to serving the poor and vulnerable, form the heart of our organizational culture.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Our Child Development program is accredited by NAEYC. NAEYC accreditation means that our program meets NAEYC’s 10 standards of excellence in early childhood education.
Rush University Medical Center Science & Math Excellence
Offers state of the art Science & Math equipment and resources to Marillac's early childhood program. The same program encourages Marillac's preschoolers and teachers to excel in math, science and technology.
Illinois Department of Human Services
The Child Care Assistance Program provides low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable child care that allows them to continue working and contributes to the healthy, emotional and social development of the child. Marillac Social Center administers the family eligibility process directly on site.
Chicago Public Schools – Early Childhood Education Community Partnership Program
Supports the early childhood programs, including the birth to three and pre-kindergarten programs. The mission of the Office of Early Childhood Education is to ensure all children ages birth to age 8 have equal access to comprehensive, high quality program options, and support on a developmental continuum.
Strengthening Families Illinois
A child abuse prevention program funded by the Department of Children and Family Services. Marillac Social Center social workers participate in monthly network meetings that focus on improving communication between child care programs and child welfare agencies.
City of Chicago Department of Family & Support Services – Senior & Youth Services
The Youth agency administers a variety of programs to address the needs of Chicago's youth. The senior services agency administers a variety of programs to address the needs of older Chicagoans. Our Senior Service and Youth Counseling Programs are made possible in part through generous funding through the City of Chicago.
After School Matters
Offers Chicago high school teens innovative out of school activities. Marillac teens participate in fine arts programs.
Provides financial assistance to low-income Chicago area individuals and families in a crisis or transition. The Family Services Department partners with the Emergency Fund to administer funds to those in need for rental assistance and other one-time supports to prevent homelessness.
Community Economic Development Association – Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
The Family Service program is an application site for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The LIHEAP program assists low-income households by paying for energy costs in the form of one-time payments to utility companies to be applied directly to the household’s energy bills.
West Side Collaborative
Five westside agencies came together to improve the effectiveness & effeciency of health services delivered to their low-income and underserved clients. These agencies are: Marillac Social Center, Cathedral Shelter, Deborahs Place, Facing Forwars to End Homelessness and Primo Center for Women & Children.
Illinois Partners for Human Service
Marillac Social Center is a member of this statewide network of organizations that advocate for high quality, responsible and sustainable approaches to providing human service in Illinois. The network includes nonprofit, government, faith-based, business and education leaders who agree that our communities are healthier and safer when residents have access to bedrock public services such as early childhood learning, afterschool programs, family support, assistance to the disabled, workforce training, violence prevention, and homecare for the elderly.
Illinois Responsible Budget Coalition
Marillac Social Center is a member of this coalition of diverse organizations who believe in building the support needed to solve Illinois’ budget crisis, prevent harmful cuts to essential public services, save jobs, eliminate the state’s long-term structural deficit, and make taxes more fair.
St. Anthonys Hospital
Marillac Social Center partners with St. Anthony's Hospital in their community outreach. Marillac presently houses a pediatrician and midwife who offer health care to our families.
Ounce of Prevention Fund
The ounce invests in healthy development of at risk infants, toddlers and pre-school children. The Ounce supports Marillac's Teen Parent Program, Project Hope, both in funding and staff training.
Chicago Catholic Charities
Marillac Social Center partners with Catholic Charities to provide case management services to families in the community and an emergency Food Pantry.
Notre Dame Americorp
Located inside Marillac Social Center. They place volunteers in sites nationwide to promote literacy and education. Marillac has been a placement for volunteers for several years.
Learn Charter School
Located inside Marillac Social Cneter presently has grades kindergarten thru 4th grade. The mission of the Learn Charter School Network is to provide children with the academic foundation and ambition to aern a college degree.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Marillac Social Center partners with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while trying to end hunger in our community.
Health Connect One
A nationally recognized nonprofit training and technical assistance agency that uses innovative community based approaches to support direct service Providers in Promoting the Health of Mothers and Infants & Families.
The Early Childhood Education and After School Program children receive tasty nutritious breakfast, lunch and snack daily.
Taproots is a community program that offers group sessions on conflict resolution, family life education, violence prevention and aids prevention.
Zealous Good Connects people with excess goods to local charities in need. By matching specific donations to specific needs, they help reduce the cost and effort of getting goods to local nonprofits.