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Lamont Simmons

Lamont is a very creative person. He is involved with CHI’s Gardening Cub and is designing a butterfly garden at...
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Rodney Hall

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Rodney Hall

CHI has a nice laid-back relaxing environment. They welcome you with open arms, and it feels like home here each...
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Vernon Esmond

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Vernon Esmond

When I first entered the smoking program I thought that there would be hollering and they would be making me...
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Barry Gold

Barry Gold is a regular guest of The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) and an avid photographer. Barry’s photographs have been...
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CHI 2017 Fundraiser Photos

Our annual fundraiser was held on Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 at the Montgomery Club in Chicago.
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Help The Chicago Help Initiative Raise $5000 to Cover Meals and Services for Chicago’s Homeless

The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) is a local nonprofit organization that for 16 years has provided nutritious meals and access...
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Dining with Dignity - WBEZ covers our Wednesday meal.

Lovely WBEZ piece on both our approach to our guests and on our founder, Jacqueline Hayes. Give it a listen.
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CHI Resource Guide in Trib!

Very nice mention of one of our signature products - The Chicago Help Initaitive Resource Guide. Check it out.
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2016 World Champion CUBS serve CHI meal - Joe Maddon’s Thanksmas

Sure, we're getting ahead of ourselves with the headlines, but we alrady know how great they are!!
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CHI is a finalist in 2015 Innovation Awards!

We are so proud and pleased to announce that The Chicago Help Initiative was selected as a Top 75 Finalist...
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Rick Kogan of WGN Radio visits with Jacqueline Hayes, founder of the Chicago HELP Initiative

Rick Kogan interviews Jacqueline Hayes, founder of the Chicago HELP Initiative, on WGN Radio. To listen to the interview: click...
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Did you know?

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

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

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