Giving to La Rabida

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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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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