About Us

About US

  • BBF Family Services is a comprehensive human services organization that offers six program and service areas: Community Engagement, Education, Employment Services, Family Services, Health Equity, and Youth Services. The mission of BBF Family Services is to improve the quality of life for underprivileged youth and their families by providing safe, stable, and nurturing experiences that enhance social, emotional, academic, and career development.
  • BBF Family Services envisions a thriving, self-sustaining community where empowered children and families have access to all opportunities. In pursuit of this vision, we provide coordinated programs and services that combat poverty, low educational attainment, chronic disease, criminal activity, and trauma for people from the age of 5 and up.
  • Since our founding in 1961, BBF Family Services has remained dedicated to transforming the community by improving the lives of youth and families. Please explore this site to learn more about our organization’s history, facility, programs, and the many individuals who make its work possible.

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Joseph Kellman


Joseph Kellman was born on January 7, 1920, and grew up in the North Lawndale community..

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Joseph “Joe” Kellman


BBF was founded by Joseph “Joe” Kellman (1920-2010), a native of Chicago’s North Lawndale community area.

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Famed Architect


Designed by famed architect Lucien Lagrange and constructed by FCL Builders, the BBF Center is a gift to the community

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Jack Kellman


Jack Kellman, Board Chair – The Joseph Kellman Family Foundation..

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Case Manager Email: aday@bbffamilyservices.org Phone: 773-542-7300

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