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Claude Battat

Claude Battat

Number one in retail furniture sales/design in the Chicago area until I recently retired and discovered an entirely new work ethic...Helping the needy.

I started volunteering for CHI more than 2 years ago and was drawn to make it part of me after experiencing  a compassionate yet enthusiastic group that truly  pushes to "making a difference". 


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Literacy Program

Literacy Program

CHI holds a regular weekly literacy program that matches volunteer tutors to individuals that need assistance. Our volunteers complete a one-day training workshop and then,… Read More
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
Gold, Barry

Meet Barry Gold

Barry Gold is a regular guest of The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) and an avid photographer. Barry’s photographs have been featured in two… Read More