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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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People You Should Know

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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Outreach

Sep 12, 2017

This was an interesting mix. A couple I felt we could assist if we could get them to the meal...
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Success Stories

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

Success Stories

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

Success Stories

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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Success Stories

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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Did you know?

20% 

of the people we serve are military service veterans.

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

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