Giving to La Rabida

To support a family whose child is hospitalized during the holidays, and for all families throughout the year, please Click here.
Your support helps our children raise their possibilities. Watch this video to see why your generosity matters.
Your gift will help us fulfill our mission to provide specialized, family-centered health care to children with medically complex conditions, disabilities, and chronic illness.
Through expertise, compassion, and advocacy we help children and their families reach their fullest potential, regardless of their ability to pay. You can support La Rabida by making a donation here
You may choose to designate your gift to any of our 12 medical specialty areas listed below, or to general operating support.
Brain injury
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) clinic
Burn rehabilitation
Child trauma and abuse​
Developmental Delays and Disabilities
Rehabilitation and Developmental Services
Sickle Cell Disease
Cerebral Palsy and Spasticity
Primary Care for Children with Special Needs
Baby Steps (NICU Step Down Program)

The only hospital of its kind in Chicago, we specialize in treatment of chronic illnesses, developmental disabilities, abuse and trauma.
Our young patients have medically-complex conditions that require costly, day-after-day management. And our mission is simple: we care for children with lifelong challenges. Since 1896, no child has been turned away due to a family's inability to pay.

Every year we treat more than 7,500 children, approximately 90% of whom are covered by Medicaid or other types of insurance that do not pay the cost of care.

By becoming a contributor, you help ensure that every child with special needs receives beyond medicine care. Without La Rabida, many of the children we serve would be unable to reliably access the scope of care they need to survive and thrive.

We offer many types of giving and options for how to
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La Rabida Wish List
Why Donors Support La Rabida


Below are inspirational stories about how La Rabida patients and their families have triumphed over difficult medical and life circumstances.

Rayshon’s “Miraculous” Recovery
Seven-year-old Recovers from Gunshot Head Wound

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Sharonda Soars
Drug Exposed Ballerina Finds Her Natural Rhythm

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