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Stories Of Interest

We're proud of the impact that our programs can have on our guests. Below are some of our stories of interest.


Lamont Simmons

MEET LAMONT SIMMONS Lamont is a very creative person.  He is involved with CHI’s Gardening Cub and is designing a butterfly garden at One East Superior. ... Read More

Rodney Hall

"CHI has a nice laid-back relaxing environment. They welcome you with open arms, and it feels like home here each Wednesday. I also really got a lot of out... Read More

Vernon Esmond



"When I first entered the smoking program I thought that there would be hollering and they would be making me feel bad about my habit, but it's quite... Read More

Meet Barry Gold

Barry Gold is a regular guest of The Chicago Help Initiative (CHI) and an avid photographer. Barry’s photographs have been featured in two of our calendar projects and... Read More


Resource Table

Resource Table

Our Resource Table is staffed by both professional case workers and volunteers at every meal. They assist our guests with various needs… Read More
Wednesday Dinners

Wednesday Dinners

Each Wednesday a nutritious meal is provided to 135 guests at the dining hall facilities made available to us by Catholic Charities, located at 721 N. LaSalle… Read More
Literacy Program

Literacy Program

CHI holds a regular weekly literacy program that matches volunteer tutors to individuals that need assistance. Our volunteers complete a one-day training workshop and then,… Read More