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Outreach

Holiday Gift Cards Go a Long Way for Our Guests

Celebrating the holidays is often out of reach for many of our guests. We try to brighten the season of...
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News

CHI’s 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 5 Brings Season of Giving to Our Guests

Please mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 5 for CHI's 4th Annual Holiday Bazaar and join other volunteers working together...
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Chi Run Mag Mile Volunteers

Photo Gallery

RUN Mag Mile Runners Raise Over $6K for CHI

Registration now open for RUN Mag Mile 2019! 
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Profiles

Champion for Tenants Rights

After the SRO building he's lived in for the past 13 years on Chicago's far North Side was sold to...
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Photo Gallery

Chicago Recipes” Gala 2018

It was a night to remember at this year’s Chicago Help Initiative’s annual fundraiser, “Chicago Recipes,” held on June...
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People You Should Know

Art for the Heart and Soul

"Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people — the beauty within themselves."  - Langston Hughes...
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People You Should Know

Denise Sutherland: Improving Lives Through Yoga

Denise Sutherland leads weekly chair yoga sessions with our guests who want to improve their physical mobility, relieve stress and...
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Ron Gilliam

Profiles

Martial Artist on His Way Back Up

Ron Pulliam has been attending our weekly Wednesday meals on and off for the past 6 years. He’s also...
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Photo Gallery

Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon hosts annual “Thanksmas” meal at CHI

Jan. 12, 2018 - Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon and his wife Jaye dished out a sensational homemade spaghetti and...
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News

The best medicine? Having a place to live

Adequate shelter is one of the basic necessities of life -- and a key determinant to a person’s health and...
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Serving Food 2017

Outreach

What You Helped Us Accomplish in 2017

As the year's end approaches, we are so grateful for our supporters, volunteers, and partnering organizations who make it possible...
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People You Should Know

It’s about uplifting lives”

Our Jobs Club is led by CHI volunteers Anna Ginsberg and Wahid Rashid. Wahid brings to our program decades of experience...
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Did you know?

Over 85% of the people we serve are unemployed.

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

Andre