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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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CHI featured in New Eastside News

New Eastside News reporter Angela Gagnon recently came to our Wednesday meal and spoke with CHI founder Jacqueline Hayes, volunteers...
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Cecelia Burokas

Cecelia Burokas joined CHI this past Spring to direct our Adult Learning program. Currently, the program serves between 30 and...
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Success Stories

Kenny’s Story

Earlier this summer, CHI guest Kenny Simmons shared happy news with us: He got the job he'd applied for and...
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Did you know?

Over 85% of the people we serve are unemployed.

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

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