Connections for Abused Women and their Children (CAWC)
CAWC is committed to ending domestic violence. The agency works for social change through education, service collaboration, and institutional advocacy. Using a self-help, empowerment approach, the agency provides shelter for women and children affected by domestic violence. Additional services include counseling, advocacy, and a 24-hour hotline.
H.O.M.E. – Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly
H.O.M.E. is the only nonprofit agency that provides both housing and housing support services to low-income seniors in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods.
H.O.M.E. is committed to improving the quality of life for Chicago’s low-income elderly. Their mission is to help seniors remain independent and part of their community by offering opportunities for intergenerational living and providing other services that help seniors.
EdgeAlliance/AIDSCare Progressive Services
AIDSCARE assists Chicago area residents living with advanced HIV/AIDS to achieve a higher quality of life through housing, care and support services.
The agency provides permanent, community-based housing and basic life skills to individuals, families and children. Many clients come to the agency with the added burden of one or more of the following: poverty, homelessness, few if any job skills, substance abuse, and mental illness.
Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS)
The Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) is comprehensive social service agency serving adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness. Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, the LPCS has been providing shelter and other basic needs to our homeless neighbors for 25 years. Today, the LPCS provides interim housing, meals, and a targeted array of social services to over 300 people each year.
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights champions human rights to improve the lives of men, women, and children who are threatened by poverty or danger. For more than 100 years, the agency has provided solutions—both through service and policy—that move individuals from crisis to stability and on to success.
The agency’s work in housing, health care, legal protection, and economic security serves more than 100,000 people annually, helping them build better lives.
Project VIDA’s mission is to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services. Project VIDA began in 1992 as a grassroots effort to serve the minority communities of North and South Lawndale being disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS. Through this effort the organization has grown to include both STI/HIV prevention programs and direct care services for individuals living with HIV as well as a community behavioral health program and wellness center offering massage, acupuncture and herbal therapy. Their principal service area is the southwest side of Chicago encompassing the neighborhoods of North Lawndale, South Lawndale, Brighton Park, Archer Heights as well as the towns of Cicero and Berwyn.