Advocacy & Church Relations

Be an advocate. Take action for children, youth, and their families. Without the concern and effort from people like you, children rank very low on our nation’s agenda.

They have neither voice nor vote and little political influence. Through its mission, ChildServ has established itself as a strong advocate for children and families, and to work for justice in the use of resources and provision of services. This means proclaiming the importance of each child and fulfilling a commitment to work for a nurturing environment at the family, community, state and national levels. Families must have the essential resources they need to care for their children.

ChildServ’s boards, staff and volunteers work with coalitions on behalf of vulnerable children and their families. ChildServ also promotes child advocacy in local congregations of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church by participating in United Voices for Children, a coalition of the four United Methodist agencies serving children in northern Illinois. ChildServ works with organizations such as the Alliance for Children and Families, the Child Welfare League of America and Voices for Illinois Children.

For information on other child advocacy organizations in partnership with ChildServ, please contact:

Kim Coffing
Director of Advocacy and Church Relations
8765 West Higgins Road,
Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60631