We Need Your Help
Now More Than Ever.

Donations made to IWS will support vital responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as seeing sick patients in the clinic, testing equipment, reduction in service delivery, telehealth for counseling patients, and other efforts. IWS is committed to doing everything possible to ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. We can only achieve this goal with your help. Thank you!

Don’t hope for change—be it.

With your help, we can provide quality healthcare to local families in need, expand and innovate to offer comprehensive, wraparound services, and make it easier for struggling families to get the care they need.

The nurse who shows children how to use their inhalers keeps them healthy and happy. The optometrist who provides eye exams and glasses can help turn the grade book from Cs & Ds to As & Bs. The therapist and child development specialists provide support and skills to improve behavior. The dentist makes the toothaches that keep children home from school go away. This is why it is so important that we provide children with the preventive services that help them build a foundation for productive and healthy lives.

Keira is one of the thousands of children in our area who is at risk. Her family trusts IWS to provide healthcare that’s accessible, high-quality, and serves their unique needs so she and her siblings can lead strong, healthy lives.

For more than a century, IWS has pioneered innovative medical and behavioral health practices in serving Chicago’s most vulnerable families. YOU are a part of this vital legacy.

With your contribution today, we can build on our history of giving children the best possible health and wellness foundation. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.

Your gift goes right to work. It makes an immediate difference in the lives of our patients. Thank you!

Ricardo’s Story

Ricardo's Story

In 68 years, this is the first time that my uncle was able to use a medical card. Thanks to IWS, my uncle will have his eye surgery to get 50% of his vision back.

Dr. Tara Ioffe

Family Practice

Dr. Tara Ioffe is a dedicated and compassionate Board-Certified Family Medicine physician with a strong commitment to providing excellent care to her patients. She obtained her medical degree from Avalon University in Curacao and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Oklahoma. She has worked at the University of Chicago and most recently NorthShore University. She has since returned to Chicago and is thrilled to join the IWS Family Health team in 2023, where she will continue to provide excellent care to her patients.

Throughout her career, Dr. Ioffe has gained experience in diverse medical fields, such as immediate and urgent care medicine while working at NorthShore Immediate Care. She did clinical research at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ioffe strives to foster a secure and inclusive environment for all her patients. She believes in an integrated approach to medicine, dedicating her time to understand each patient’s unique needs.

During her leisure time, Dr. Ioffe indulges in reading a variety of books for pleasure, plays boardgames, and loves to explore Chicago with her spouse and young child.