Thank you for helping us reach and exceed our $50,000 Giving Tuesday Goal!

As online and offline donations continue to pour in, we would like to take a moment to appreciate the generosity of all of our Giving Tuesday donors!

Your support allows AID to continue to help people realize their dreams and live the lives they choose.

Learn why supporting AID on Giving Tuesday is not just about making a donation, but making a difference:


AID Employment First is a unique program that assists clients seeking jobs by providing necessary support and guidance with the ultimate goal of ensuring the right match for both employer and client. With the help of AID Employment Specialists, Shavon landed a job as a peer self-advocate with the Illinois Department of Rehabilitation Services.

She visits multiple agencies throughout North Eastern Illinois that provide community day services and production work and gives presentations to the clients about the importance of self-advocacy at the personal, community and statewide level. Shavon says that having a job has helped her increase independence and feel more confident.


The AID Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCR-T) is a free, on demand, crisis intervention service available to anyone in Southern Kane or Kendall County. These services are provided by a multi-disciplinary team of trained mental health professionals which includes Crisis Counselors and Recovery Support Specialists.

Recently, MCR-T was involved in a situation with an individual who was making suicidal statements and refusing to engage with police. MCR-T arrived wearing AID shirts and were able to diffuse the situation, provide a suicide risk assessment and the individual now regularly checks in with the AID staff. Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis can call 630-966-4357 (HELP) and request MCR-T.


AID Behavioral Health Outpatient Services (BHOP) is a comprehensive program which encompasses individual and group counseling, therapy (on site/in-home/in the community), children and family services and case management.

When Jeff began AID BHOP services in DeKalb several years ago he had a goal of improving his mental health and staying sober for his great nephews and nieces. With the guidance of one-on-one case management, Jeff has regained control of his life and was provided the support to achieve his goals.