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Marge Sondler

Marge Sondler

Board Secretary

LSW, MSW, ACSW

"I am a retired social worker, having worked at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for many years as a manager of mental health services.  Many of the clients we served were, or had been, homeless.  Some years ago, I learned of Jacqueline Hayes' effort to bring together the local business community, religious organizations, and social service providers, to address the needs of homeless individuals in the Near North area.  I thought this was a unique approach, participated in the planning discussions, and ended up on the board of directors of what eventually became the Chicago HELP Initiative.  I have remained involved because of the organization's commitment to providing not only weekly dinners to the guests, but also information and resources that help change lives."


CHI Board of Directors



Harmony, Hope and Healing

Harmony, Hope and Healing

Harmony, Hope and Healing (HHH) is an organization which provides creative, therapeutic and educational music programs offering emotional and spiritual support to homeless and underprivileged… 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