Due to the global pandemic, we have doubled and doubled again our efforts.

Current Programs

Free Pantries

During the warmer months, when shelters are closed, we provide bi-weekly fill-ups of 5 local "blessings boxes," which are managed by
Almost Home Chicago.

Give what you can, take what you need. Non-perishables only in this program.

Free Store

During the colder months, a local shelter hosts monthly hair-cutting events where anyone who wants a haircut can get it for free. 

We provide first-aid, hygiene products, and various clothing items for anyone who needs them.

Starter Kits

Distributed to people as they move into permanent living arrangements after experiencing homelessness.

Contents vary depending on need and are focused on providing basic supplies for the kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom. Each kit is delivered along with a bag of fresh groceries.

Free Store

Based on urgent needs due to the global pandemic, we hold a free store every Wednesday evening 5-7pm at BAPA, corner of Longwood and 111th in Beverly. We offer hygiene and first-aid items. Masks available as well. This is in partnership with Beverly Area Planning Association and the 19th Ward Mutual Aid group.

Care Packages

Distributed to people we meet on the streets and at intersections. 

Contents include food, comfort items, and hygiene products.  Hand-knit hats and scarves are added for the colder months.

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