3410 W. Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60624.  (773) 826-2929


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Welcome to I AM ABLE
Center for Family Development, Inc.

Come inside the hearts and hands of I AM ABLE. We are here for the growth and development of families; the world's most precious resource. Our professional team of clinicians, educators and administrators have given themselves to academic training, research-based solutions and best practices. Our commitment is to compliment the strength of each family member, as we work together to enhance the lives of individuals who will impact the next generations.


I AM ABLE Center for Family Development and the TR4IM partners want to THANK ALL OF OUR CONFERENCE SPONSORS, without whom this work would have been next to impossible. HATS OFF to all of our fabulous SPEAKERS, you were phenomenal!
Community members and service providers, THANK YOU for your attendance and participation. We know by your evaluations that it was well worth the investment of time, planning and coordination. Please remember to use all you learned to dismantle intergenerational incarceration.

"TR4IM Partners you ARE the BEST!!  May GOD's blessings and safety rest upon all of you!"- Dr. Vessel

2015 "Protectors of the Flame" Trauma Conference DVD's are here!!!

$35 for a complete set of 5 DVD's (discounted rate)

$10 for individual DVD's

You can place your order with Deborah Lang (773.840.8062).  Preferred methods of payment: Check or credit card.  Mail payments to: I AM ABLE, 3410 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60624 ATTN: Deborah Lang

"TR4IM - Trauma Response, Recovery, Reduction & Removal Intervention Movement"

TR4IM is a seamless network of collaborative partners committed to positively impacting varying sectors of the community,  by responding to, helping families recover from, reduce and remove childhood trauma, family and community violence, 8-blocks at a time, until all sectors are included.  Please feel free to join us in the final planning stages of this movement, before the train leaves the station.

TR4IM working meeting dates for 2015 are as follows: Tuesday Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, & Dec. 15 FROM 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at SINAI COMMUNITY INSTITUTE, 2653 W. Ogden, Chicago, IL  60608.

Please call or email to RSVP your attendance to the meeting by the THURSDAY BEFORE THE MEETING.
Carol Y. Ward @ 773 840-8114 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

"Celebrating The Healing Power of A Strong Family"

Join I AM ABLE for our annual fundraiser:  SAVE THE DATE: TBA

Contact DEBORAH LANG for event details (773.840.8062) click HERE for more information.


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Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse

ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Depression: Major Depression & Unipolar Varieties Depression: Major Depression

Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses Childhood Mental Disorders and Illnesses

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Anger Management Anger Management

Anxiety Disorders Anxiety Disorders



The Steans Family Foundation has once again shown its generosity and support of I AM ABLE, as our top foundation sponsor in 2014/2015.

Board Member Debra Wesley has shown tremendous generosity in the acquisition of financial support for 2014/2015.

We are grateful to every partner and supporter who has given to, prayed for, been present with or volunteered at ABLE, especially our Board of Directors!




"Empowering Families, Building Community"