On Your Feet Foundation honors and values the choice birth parents have made to place their children for adoption, helps birth parents become self-sufficient, and provides support and community after placement.
10.9-10.11 :: Fall Retreat
This traditional weekend retreat provides birthmothers with a welcoming and safe place to explore their journey without judgement or fear, an opportunity to meet other women who understand exactly what they have been through, and a network of support that extends far beyond the retreat.
10.18.2015 :: Pinot + Prosciutto
Join us for wine, beer and charcuterie as you peruse vintage posters at Chicago Center for the Print. Bid on carefully curated items in our silent auction and take your chance on winning a raffle prize or two. 10% of poster sales will be donated to On Your Feet. Tickets are $50 per person and $80 per couple. Visit our Events page to purchase your tickets.
Thank you to Chicago Center for the Print for the use of their gallery for this event.
Our Indianapolis Winter Blast was awesome!
Our 2014 Newsletter is available here.
ON YOUR FEET FOUNDATION APPOINTS ALEXIS EYLER AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
On Your Feet Foundation has a new Executive Director. Alexis Eyler, an Evanston resident and North Shore native, joins the local nonprofit, effective August 24th, after many years of helping develop organizations in New York and Chicago. Pat Trudeau, LCSW and President of the Board of Directors announced the appointment.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with On Your Feet Foundation. The passion and compassion of OYFF’s employees and board members is a true testament to the birthparents we serve, and the sacrifices made in choosing adoption for their children,” says Eyler.
A New Trier graduate, Eyler’s passion for working with nonprofit organizations began with the Evanston-based adoption agency, The Cradle, where she spent college breaks caring for infants awaiting adoption. After obtaining her BA in French and Psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, she worked as an assistant buyer at Macy’s, and later an analyst at Citigroup, during which time she also pursued her master’s degree in Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University.
The new Executive Director adds, “I look forward to helping the organization grow and expand its reach. On Your Feet Foundation should be a well-known resource available to every parent who has made an adoption plan for their child.”