About the Chicago Help Initiative

We’re putting a stop to hunger by providing meals to the homeless, underprivileged and today's jobless citizens of the near North Side of Chicago. In addition, we are dedicated to connecting them to the resources and social services they need in order to thrive under difficult circumstances. Each week our volunteers, generous benefactors, sponsors and presenters give their time in an effort to help those who are less fortunate. Poverty is a major problem in Chicago and you can join us today by volunteering to be a part of the solution by helping today for a better tomorrow.

For more on the organization and the many ways you can help, you can download:

CHI Information Packet.

CHI 2014-2015 Annual Report 

CHI 2015 Overview

CHI 2015 New Volunteer Guidelines

For information on CHI finances and policies, you can download:

CHI Privacy Policy

CHI Conflict of Interest Policy

CHI 2014-2015 Financials

CHI IRS Form 990



Health Services

Health Services

The Chicago Help Initiative offers the following programs to our program participants: HIV and Hepatitis C Testing The Night Ministry conducts free HIV and Hepatitis… Read More
Wednesday Dinners

Wednesday Dinners

Each Wednesday a nutritious meal is provided to 135 guests at the dining hall facilities made available to us by Catholic Charities, located at 721 N. LaSalle… Read More
Bike Fair

Bike Fair

Members of Working Bikes Cooperative collect abandoned bikes throughout the city. The bikes are refurbished and donated to worthy causes – and CHI is… Read More