Marillac St. Vincent

Ending Poverty. One parent, one child, one family at a time.

Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has been building well-being for our clients for over 100 years. We see the power of human potential in every person we serve, from infants to adults and from teens to seniors. MSV has one of the largest footprints of any human services organization in Chicago, serving tens of thousands of individuals each year. Through education and comprehensive programs, we are building vibrant communities in Chicago.

Early Childhood

Every child has the potential to be extraordinary and deserves world-class early education

Youth Services

A wide array of services for youth, school-age children and teens working together with our staff

Community Outreach

Inspiring and empowering adults, families, and seniors to work towards self-sufficiency and stability

Early Childhood Education

The most important early goal in the life of a child is to become an enthusiastic learner. This means encouraging children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and think their own thoughts. We follow their interests so they’re engaged and excited about learning, and we do it at their pace so they learn in the way that is best for them. Here, children learn, not just in preparation for preschool, but in preparation for life. When children are independent, self-confident, and inquisitive, they can do anything.

Early Childhood By The Numbers


of children met or exceeded expectations for kindergarten in 6 of the 7 categories: socio-emotional, gross motor, fine motor, language, cognitive, and literacy


of parents received services from a family support specialist


daily attendance consistently maintained across programs year-round

Youth Services

Through a wide array of services for youth, school-age children and teens are working together with our staff to develop positive relationships that will allow them to discover who they are and learn how to be leaders in their communities, developing tools to carry throughout their lives that will steer them away from violence and become global citizens of tomorrow.

Youth Services By The Numbers


children served in our school age programs


children participated in Hope Jr.


young men participated in the Mayor’s Mentoring program

Community Outreach Services

Community Outreach Services inspires and empowers adults, families, and seniors to work towards self-sufficiency and stability. Through individualized support, access to on-site resources, and strenghtening community connections, adults and families receive tailored services to meet their specific needs. We meet the needs of our seniors through comprehensive, individualized case management care, monthly meetings for mobile seniors, and visits and food/meal support for our homebound elderly.

Community Outreach Services By the Numbers

Resolve immediate crisis | Increase long-term stability | Increase social supports


Number of people who received services to increase their stability


pounds of food distributed through our Client Choice food pantries


percent of our seniors who received support sufficient for them to safely age in place