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.


"Celebrating The Healing Power of A Strong Family"

Join I AM ABLE for our annual fundraiser:  SAVE THE DATE:  JULY 31, 2015


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

2015 "Protectors of the Flame: The New Legacy of Trauma: Generational Incarceration"

I AM ABLE and the TR4IM Partner will be hosting the 4th annual trauma conference this year, focusing on the negative impact of intergenerational incarceration of our families.  SAVE THE DATE: JULY 30 AND 31, 2015. Stay Tuned for more information!

"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.   Working Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at: Sinai Community Institute, 2653 W. Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60608  FROM 11 am-1 pm, lunch provided by partners!

TR4IM Meeting Dates for 2015 are as follows: Tuesday April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, 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.



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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"