They help us with food, social services. Nothing but love, that's how I feel about the Chicago Help Initiative.


Nobody should go hungry. With the Chicago Help Initiative, you don't have to.


A lot of people don't have shelter, food, clothing. They need help. And they get it here.


Goodness. All-encompassing goodness. In a world filled with so many who have so little, they give so much.


The Chicago Help Initiative


We have an exciting new project:

Fight Homelessness with Food & Art

"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life."  - Berthold Auerbach


An important part of what we are about is the power of transformation – the ability of an individual, inspired and supported, to change their life.

By teaming up with Red Line Service, we are going to combine supportive services with access to inspirational art and conversation and deliberately nurture new perspectives, outlooks and the will to change.

We'd like your support. We are experimenting with funding it through GoFundMe. Please take a look, and if you think it has merit (click here for the page), please contribute and share it!



The Chicago Help Initiative NAMED the official charity of RUN MAG MILE 5k ON September 10th!!

We are very pleased and very proud! More to come soon, but if you're a runner, and want to support us, here are the details and the link to sign up:

If we can help you organize a group of runners to particpate or to fundraise with sponsors, please let us know so that we can share more information about CHI with you. Click here to send an email.


We're Here to Help

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a higher percentage of Americans are living in extreme poverty than they have ever measured before. Not everyone can enjoy abundance, but The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is here to lend a helping hand to assist those in need. Please join us in serving delicious meals to those in need and break the cycle of hunger in an effort to make an impact within the Chicago community. 

For more on the organization and the many ways you can help, please download our  Information Packet or Program Overview.

Information Packet   Program Overview



June 29, 2016

Meal sponsor:

CHI Angel with food prepared by Paramount Events


Carol Southard, Certified as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist

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