Services and Programs

HOW TO RECEIVE ASSISTANCE

To receive assistance please call  773-275-6233. Someone will contact you within 24 hours, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm. Messages received during the weekend will be returned on the first business day.


Youth Programs and Services

Englewood Youth Empowerment Project

The Englewood Youth Empowerment Project is based in Englewood, a Chicago neighborhood besieged by violence and lack of resources. Counseling is offered to youth in danger of academic failure or when a threat of harm to self or others exists. An achievable action plan and support system help them not just survive but thrive. Youth are given a voice through the Girls’ Journal Club or the Boys’ Book Club, providing stability in an unstable neighborhood and moving them toward self-sufficiency.

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Family Assistance

Pathway of Hope
Are you concerned about the basics that you need for you and your family? Through Pathway of Hope, you’ll be introduced to both Salvation Army and other services that are available within your community which offer job training, health services, childcare and education, housing options, legal services, and so much more.
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In-Home Support Services

In-Home Support Services provides respite and chore services to seniors and people with disabilities in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County.

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Education for Families Services

Fatherhood in Action
Fatherhood in Action is for all fathers, step-fathers, teen dads and father-figures who want to build stronger relationships with their children. You will be part of a supportive, interactive group that will meet twice a week for 8 weeks. You will have a chance to share your experiences and support one another.
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Relationship Education

In collaboration with other Chicago agencies, we provide workshops and retreats for individuals and families living in the Chicago Metropolitan Region. This research-based curriculum teaches how to create and maintain healthy relationships that enrich each partner, their children, and the community.  A special focus is on working with men who are struggling in their role as husbands and fathers.
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Violence Prevention and Intervention Services

The primary goal is the safety of women and children, which is accomplished by challenging the beliefs and attitudes of group participants that have supported a history of abusive and controlling behavior, and by teaching alternatives to violence in resolving conflicts.
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Emergency Lodging

SHIELD OF HOPE – Emergency Homeless Assessment and Response Center
Transitional living facility for homeless families.

10 S. Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: Call 311
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Evangeline Booth Lodge
Transitional living facility for homeless families.

800 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: (773) 275-9383
Fax: (773) 275-3062
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Human Trafficking and Exploitation

STOP-IT Initiative Against Human Trafficking

STOP-IT provides client-centered, trauma-informed and holistic services to trafficked persons. Stop-IT is known across the country for its outreach efforts and training on human trafficking, whether it is labor, sexual exploitation or domestic servitude.
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Senior Services

Since 1936, Family and Community Services has been providing direct services to low income and vulnerable seniors and is currently the largest provider of non-residential senior services in the City of Chicago. Services include well-being checks, intensive care advocacy and support, housing assistance, senior caregiver support, older relatives raising children support, as well as relatives raising children support.
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Two Are Better Than One
Two Are Better Than One connects volunteers from local congregations and community groups to provide practical acts of love and service to seniors in their communities, allowing them to live safely and comfortably in their homes for as long as possible.
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