Who We Are

WHY WE ARE DIFFERENT


The Infant Welfare Society of Chicago is celebrating more than 100 years of providing healthcare to Chicago's medically underserved. Since its founding in 1911, the agency has grown in response to changing needs initially providing fresh milk from “health stations” in response to high infant mortality.


Since 1970, its mission has been fulfilled through a single freestanding clinic that offers a unique array of services under one roof . . .


FOR CHILDREN - well child care; pediatric dentistry; child and adolescent mental health counseling; early child development assessment; optometry; teen services and literacy.


FOR WOMEN - prenatal, family planning, preventive care, and management of chronic diseases. In 2005, a fund was established to assure that low-income women are able to obtain screening mammograms.

 

In 2007, an endowment was established to assure that Infant Welfare can continue to serve as a medical home for an increasing number of children with special needs.

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