Madraigos Midwest

We are the only Jewish organization that leads the Chicago community through services that successfully develops productive and emotionally healthy youth. We provide cutting edge programs to help children, teens, parents and schools navigate confidently through the uncertainties of development. Our non-for-profit services are enriching, non-judgmental and provide a safe reprieve from the stresses of everyday life.

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Clinical Services

Madraigos Midwest clinical services include a wide range of therapeutic intervention and prevention programs to help pre-adolescents, teens, and young adults gain greater knowledge about themselves, grow to overcome their challenges, and reach their potential.

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School Based Services

Utilizing comprehensive and cutting edge curricula, Madraigos Midwest facilitates interactive prevention classes and workshops in local elementary and high schools.

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Youth Services

Youth activities are designed to support and uplift teens and pre-teens in a variety of engaging venues. When children feel productive and energized, they are motivated to act in a healthy way.

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Awareness and Education

Awareness and Education


  • Community Education
  • Professional Development
  • Community Lectures
  • Publications


  • School Workshops
  • Curriculum
  • Teacher Training
  • Special Programs

Enrichment and Prevention

Enrichment and Prevention


  • Lounge/Drop In Center
  • Sports Leagues
  • Year-Round Events
  • Big Sibling Program

Support and Intervention

Support and Intervention


  • Assessments
  • Therapy
  • Referrals
  • Case Management


  • Support Group
  • Individual Guidance
  • Targeted Workshops

What people are saying

about Madraigos Midwest:

Thank you so much! You among many other people helped me see [treatment] as a positive thing for me, and without that I might still be in that place, probably doing worse drugs than pot, and illegal acts. It took me a while, but there is no way I will ever go back to doing that to myself… and avoiding pain in my life. I will do whatever it takes to live sober, free of addiction, and content with life on life’s terms. Thank you for all your help, again, I always valued and respected your opinion, despite what my addiction told me, and you helped me realize that my life needed to change.

Clinic referral

Madraigos has successfully filled a void in our community. Their outstanding “Big Sister” program has had great impact on many JDBY talmidos, and students of other area day schools, providing the girls with fun, enriching and individualized relationships with an older role model. Mrs. Rachie Karesh is a pleasure to work with and we greatly appreciate her professionalism and dedication to the children of the community.

Mrs. Ahuva Wainhaus, Menaheles of Joan Dachs Beis Yaakov

I feel that my sweet daughter has finally found her voice. This year, Baruch Hashem, she has become so much stronger and more confident in herself…I thank you for facilitating these important discussions in our schools and for giving our children this opportunity to express themselves. I love this organization and appreciate the work it does for our community

A grateful parent on the Steps to Healthy Living School Initiative