A space where anyone can be their best self
Chicago Adventure Therapy is one of those spaces - a space where anyone can be their best self. We hope that you will join us in creating this space by making a financial contribution today.
Why? Here's what some of our leadership thinks:
"I believe in CAT because CAT believes in me and helps with anything that I need. Whether it is mental or physical support CAT is there no matter what. Everybody in CAT has never once doubted me and always motivate me to be a better me."
~ Tiara; Youth Intern
“CAT challenges youth to get out of their comfort zone, helps them shed the labels that weight heavy on their shoulders, shows them they are valued, provides community, and creates opportunities for reflection, all while having fun. I believe all youth deserve this joy, healing, awakening of potential, and instillment of worth, so I believe in CAT.”
~ Laura; Director of Operations
" I believe in CAT and in Andrea. The program continues to grow each year reaching more and more youth in the Chicagoland area. Youth have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature side of Chicago and have the opportunity to travel the states and other countries. Other programs should follow CAT’s example."
~ Chris; Board Member
" The young people we take on life-changing adventures inspire me. Their courage, their humor (their willingness to make fun of me!), their resiliency, their wit, their compassion. Most of them have been dealt a raw deal. CAT can be, and often is, one part of helping to turn that raw deal into a winning hand. "
~ Andrea; Founder and Executive Director
“Chicago Adventure Therapy offers under-served youth unique opportunities to learn about themselves, push personal boundaries, and see possibilities where they may not have known they existed. By taking them out of their comfort zone in a safe and supportive environment, and showing them that they can do difficult things, these youth often discover that some of their limitations are ones they have placed on themselves.”
~ Maggie; Board Member
" I believe in CAT because it is more than just being in the outdoors and doing a cool sport, it is a family. The community that CAT has built with the amount of support that is given to any youth who is a part of it, whether new or seasoned, is immeasurable and makes such an impact on everyone involved. CAT is essentially a space where anyone can be their best self."
~ Zorbari; Senior Staff
Thank you so much for your support.