Who We Serve

Generally, the Moran Center serves low-income youth in Evanston, Illinois and their families. Every youth we serve has a unique set of circumstances and needs, however, youth are often referred to the Moran Center when other professionals or caregivers have been unable to resolve a problem. For our legal representation and social work programs, on an annual basis approximately 73.3% percent of clients served are African American; 19.2% are white; and the remaining 7.5% identify themselves racially as “other”. Approximately 87% of clients served are male; 13% are female. Annually, all clients served are low income (80% or less of median income). Almost half, or 49% of clients are age 16 and younger; the remainder are age 17 and older. Of our school-aged clients, 78% are high school-aged; the remainder are middle school-aged or younger. Our redirection programs and services serve programs serve Evanston school students elementary-aged through high school. Our Help Desk at the Skokie Courthouse serves any individual who has a criminal record in Cook County, regardless of age or residency.