Located in Quincy, IL, Chaddock is an internationally recognized leader in the treatment of children suffering from the psychological, emotional, and spiritual effects of significant abuse, neglect and trauma.  Chaddock’s full range of preventative, educational and treatment services to children from birth to age 21 and their families include community-based services, a special education school, in-home intensive programs and residential treatment. In addition, Chaddock provides training and mental health consultation locally, nationally and internationally to educators, therapists and others who serve children and families.

Founded in 1853, Chaddock has served children from 33 different states and one tribal nation. Licensed, accredited, and nationally respected, Chaddock was established as a ministry of the United Methodist Church and maintains a covenantal relationship with the UMC to this day. The Chaddock team includes 250 highly trained employees who serve thousands of children and families every year through foster care and a full range of preventative, educational, and treatment services.

In 2019, Chaddock took a bold step to extend our mission reach by restructuring the agency into five separate corporations - collectively known as the Chaddock Family of Organizations. While each entity has its own unique mission statement, our efforts are grounded in a shared vision - a world where every person matters, relationships are valued and healing and change are possible -  and shared values of Faith, Relationships, Responsibility, Learning, and Caring.


To position the Chaddock Family of Organizations as a source of solutions for struggling children and families, and the professionals who support them


Chaddock Attachment & Trauma Services:
To strengthen children and families through innovative trauma and attachment-based services.


Chaddock Children’s Foundation:

To engage individuals in sharing their time, talent, and treasure to support the programs and services of the Chaddock Family of Organizations


The Knowledge Center at Chaddock:
To build the capacity of human service, education, and non-profit professionals through training, consultation, publications and research.


Chaddock Behavioral Health:
To support behavioral health professionals in efficiently delivering services to their clients.