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Our Founder's Story

Jacqueline C. Hayes


Jacqueline Hayes is founder and president emeritus of The Chicago Help Initiative. Jackie is a veteran Chicago real estate broker specializing in retail leasing along the Magnificent Mile and Oak Street and a long-time community activist. For more than 17 years she has unselfishly donated thousands of hours to help those less fortunate than herself. 

Listen in as Jackie talks about why she started The Chicago Help Initiative.

Did you know?

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

They help us with food, social services. Nothing but love, that’s how I feel about the Chicago Help Initiative.”