La Rabida is a resource upon which Chicago's families have depended -- and the world's kindhearted have supported -- since 1896. Our history is a story of giving. La Rabida was borne of the generosity of the government of Spain and a group of dedicated volunteers, a legacy that continues to the present day. Our mission to provide care to children with lifelong medical conditions regardless of their family's ability to pay has been unwavering. Today, La Rabida serves approximately 9,000 children annually who require primary and specialty care to address complex and challenging medical conditions. Services and programs include treatment for chronic illnesses such asthma, diabetes, and sickle cell disease, and developmental disabilities. In addition, La Rabida specializes in the treatment of children who have been abused, neglected or experienced trauma. Under one roof, La Rabida offers access to board-certified pediatricians and specialty physicians, behavioral science professionals, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians, case managers and social workers. All have dedicated their careers to pediatric health care and are committed to our philosophy of care. La Rabida is a recognized leader in its treatment of chronic disease, disabilities, abuse and trauma and works closely with leading institutions who refer patients for specialty care. It attracts high caliber health care professionals for the many career and training opportunities it offers. We are blessed with a magnificent Lakeside location just minutes from the heart of downtown Chicago. Our facility is designed to show off its spectacular views and inspire hope for every child and family who crosses our threshold.