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Special Screening of the Award-Winning Documentary “I HAVE A NAME” by Lucia Mauro

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS for the online screening of the award-winning documentary "I HAVE A NAME" by Lucia Mauro. The film...
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Holiday Giving Goes a Long Way for Our Guests

This is an amazing time of year, when we at CHI start receiving donations like socks and hats and even...
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CHI’s Holiday Bazaar Brings Season of Giving to Our Guests

Thanks to our volunteers and the generosity of our supporters, CHI's 5th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 4 was a...
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RUN Mag Mile 2019 Raises Nearly $7000 for CHI

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Scenes from Our Summer Meals

From gorgeous flower bouquets to handmade sleeping mats to the joy of service our volunteer meal servers are some...
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Our Youngest Volunteers Demonstrate the Joy in Serving Others

The families and kids and teens who volunteer with us always bring a great energy and genuine joy to our...
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People You Should Know

CHI Volunteer Ellen Rontal: Portrait Artist

Ellen Rontal has been volunteering with The Chicago Help Initiative for the past 10 years. An artist by training, she...
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2018: Some of Our Favorite Scenes from the Year

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RUN Mag Mile Runners Raise Over $12K for CHI in 2018 AND 2019!!

Registration now open for RUN Mag Mile 2020!
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Success Stories

Champion for Tenants Rights

Read about Lamont's current activism in securing more affordable housing in Chicago, as reported in the Chicago Tribune (12-11-2019) Aug...
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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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People You Should Know


"Perhaps the mission of an artist is to interpret beauty to people — the beauty within themselves." - Langston...
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Did you know?

30% of Chicago’s homeless population suffers from mental illness.

Nobody should go hungry. With the Chicago Help Initiative, you don’t have to.”