RESOURCES 

7th Ward Alderman - Greg Mitchell

2249 E. 95th Street 

Chicago, IL 60617 

Office: 773.731.7777 

Fax: 877.961.4426 

7th@GregMitchell7thWard.org 

www.GregMitchell7thWard.org 

The 7th Ward Service Center Office Hours: 

Mondays: 9:00am-7:00pm 

Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm 

Fridays: 9:00am-3:00pm 

 

8th Alderman Michelle A. Harris 

Ward Office: 8539 S. Cottage Grove Ave. 

Chicago, IL 60619 

Email: ward08@cityofchicago.og Phone: 773.874.3300 

Fax: 773.224.2425

37th Ward Alderman 

Alderman Emma Mitts. Ward Office:

4924 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60651. Email: ward37@cityofchicago.org.

Ward Office: 4924 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL ...

Email: ward37@cityofchicago.org

Legal Assistance 

Foundation 

120 S. LaSalle St. 

(312) 341-1070 - Main 

Line 

Legal assistance, 

foreclosure counseling 

and mortgage 

modification assistance 

 

Metropolitan Tenants Organization 

2150 S. Canalport, 

(773) 292-4988 - 

Mainline 

Tenant landlord 

information, laws, rights 

and community 

development 

presentations 

City Of Chicago Homeless Service Website https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/fss/provdrs/emerg.html 

Homeless Hotline / Chicago 

Office of Family Support Services 

10 South Kedzie Ave.,1 (800) 654-8595 - Main Line, Homeless assistance services, homeless shelters

 

Shelters/ Food/ETC.

Ujima Village Youth/Young Adult Shelter 

Contact Information: 

7320 S. Yale-South Wing of the Building 

Chicago, IL 60621 

312.778.5732 

About this Shelter 

Ujima Village is a low threshold shelter (not a lot of rules that can be barriers to getting basic needs) serving homeless young people of all genders, ages 18-24. No minors or babies permitted in the facility. Intake is from 8pm to 8:30pm and young people can simply come to the door to get a bed. Ujima is only open overnight from 8pm to 8am and offers dinner, breakfast, safe beds, showers, laundry and voluntary social services. 

St. Martin de Porres House of Hope Inc. For Women 

Contact Information: 

6423 South Woodlawn Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60637 

(773) 643-5843 

About this Shelter 

St. Martin de Porres House of Hope is a safe, healing community where women and their children recover from substance abuse. 

Mission Statement: St. Martin de Porres House of Hope creates a safe, healing community where women and their children recover from substance abuse, trauma and mental illness. 

● Women are welcome. 

● Children are welcome. 

● Provides transitional shelters. 

● Is faith based. 

● Provides services for case management. 

● Provides counseling. 

● Provides mental health counseling. 

● Provides assistance with addiction.

Deborah's Place for women 

Contact Information: 

2822 West Jackson Blvd. 

Chicago, IL 60612 

(773) 722-5080 

About this Shelter 

Deborah's Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals and moving on from the experience of homelessness. 

Mission Statement: Deborah’s Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals and moving on from the experience of homelessness. We seek to fulfill our mission through the expression of our core values: We believe that safe, clean and affordable housing is a right. We believe that every woman has the potential to achieve her goals and determine her future. We believe that women heal from life traumas through healthy relationships and a caring, supportive community. We believe that we are stronger when we welcome and celebrate the diversities of the women we serve, our donors, volunteers and staff. We believe in striving for continual growth, development and excellence in the supportive housing and services we provide. We believe that our impact is greatest when we work in collaboration with individuals, organizations and the community at large. 

Heartland Alliance 

208 South LaSalle St. 

(312) 660-1300 - Main Line 

Housing development, supportive housing services and homeless services

Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance 

Address: 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois 

312-655-7510 

Provides free or low-cost clothing, household wares and personal hygiene kits. This charity may also have financial aid for bills, but most of the aid is material. This may be back to school uniforms, bags, coats, and other free supplies for students in Cook County. More 

 

Salvation Army's 

Adele and Robert Stern Red Shield Center (Chicago Englewood Corps) 945 West 69th Street, Chicago 

(773) 358-3200 

4 miles away 

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/redshield 

Services Offered: 

Emergency Financial Assistance 

Food & Nutrition Programs 

Seasonal Services 

Senior Citizen Clubs 

Nutrition Programs 

Christian Education 

Women's Ministries 

Worship Services - Sunday School 

Worship Services - Youth Ministries 

Worship Services - Children's / Teen 

Worship Services - Church 

Music & Arts Programs 

Men's Ministries 

Day Camp Activities 

Character Building Programs 

Community Recreation Programs 

Pathway of Hope 

Food Pantry 

Community Recreation & Education Programs

 

Lawn Corps Community Center 

5950 South Spaulding, Chicago 

(773) 434-0488 

7 miles away 

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/chicagolawn Services Offered: 

Emergency Financial Assistance 

Food & Nutrition Programs 

Seasonal Services 

Christian Education 

Women's Ministries 

Worship Services - Sunday School 

Worship Services - Children's / Teen 

Worship Services - Church 

Character Building Programs 

Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

1250 W. 119th Street, Chicago 

773-995-0151 

7 miles away 

http://www.kroccenterchicago.org 

Services Offered: 

Military Personnel Assistance Food & Nutrition Programs Seasonal Services 

Casework Services 

Camping Activities 

Senior Citizen Clubs 

Christian Education 

Women's Ministries 

Worship Services - Sunday School Worship Services - Church Men's Ministries 

Day Camp Activities 

Residential Camping Activities 

Character Building Programs 

Pathway of Hope 

Community Recreation & Education Program

Midway Citadel Corps Community Center

5036 West 47th Street, Chicago 

773-838-8005 

9 miles away 

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/chicagomidway Services Offered: 

Emergency Financial Assistance 

Food & Nutrition Programs 

Seasonal Services 

Visitation Services 

Nutrition Programs 

Christian Education 

Women's Ministries 

Worship Services - Sunday School 

Worship Services - Youth Ministries 

Worship Services - Children's / Teen 

Worship Services - Church 

Music & Arts Programs 

Worship Services - Young Adult Men's Ministries 

Day Camp Activities 

Character Building Programs Community Recreation Programs Pathway of Hope 

Food Pantry 

Community Recreation & Education Programs 

Food & Nutrition

Greater Chicago Food Depository | Chicago's Food Bank 

4100 W. Ann Lurie Place 

Chicago, IL 60632 

Food Banks 

WINDSOR PARK LUTHERAN CHURCH 

2619 E 76th St, Chicago, IL 60649 

(312) 519-7142 

CONTACT: Joyce Gittens 

HOURS: Tuesday: 3:00pm - 5:00pm; Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm SERVICE AREA: N: 67th St; S: 79th St; E: Lake Front; W: Jeffery Blvd or Zip Code: 60649 

PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

ST. PHILIP NERI LADY OF PEACE 

2132 E 72nd St, Chicago, IL 60649 

(773) 363-1700 

CONTACT: Gayle Wright 

HOURS: Tuesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

SERVICE AREA: N: 67th - S: 83rd; E: South Shore - W: Stony Island PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

BRYN MAWR COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 

7000 S Jeffery Blvd, Chicago, IL 60649, USA 

(773) 324-2403 

CONTACT: Gloria Norwood 

PANTRY HOURS: Saturday: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

PANTRY SERVICE AREA: Zip Codes: 60649 and 60619

SOUP KITCHEN HOURS: Saturday: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm SOUP KITCHEN SERVICE AREA: Cook County PANTRY|SOUP KITCHEN 

MORE INFORMATION 

Food Banks 

FIRST WORLDWIDE MINISTRIES 

7945 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 

(919) 908-4140 

CONTACT: Ramon Jackson 

HOURS: Thursday: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm 

SERVICE AREA: Cook County 

PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

IMPACT MINISTRY/CHRIST BIBLE CHURCH

7877 S Coles Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 

(773) 734-2933 

CONTACT: Ronald Carter, Jr. 

HOURS: Every 3rd Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm SERVICE AREA: Cook County 

MOBILE PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

CHRIST BIBLE CHURCH OF CHICAGO

7877 S Coles Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 

(773) 734-2933 

CONTACT: Viarnette Harrell 

HOURS: Saturday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

SERVICE AREA: Cook County 

PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

GOSPEL WAY COVENANT CHURCH

8152 S Saginaw Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 

(773) 933-7851 

CONTACT: Marva Watts

HOURS: Thursday: 8:00 am - 10:00 am 

SERVICE AREA: N: 76th St - S: 87th St; E: Commercial - W: Yates Closed on 

4/22/2021 

PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

Food Banks 

ATLAS SENIOR CENTER 

1.02 miles 

1767 E 79th St, Chicago, IL 60649 

(312) 745-4401 

CONTACT: Robin Tillotson 

HOURS: Bi-Monthly Wednesdays: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SERVICE AREA: Cook County 

OLDER ADULT CHOICE MARKET 

MORE INFORMATION 

MUHAMMAD UNIV OF ISLAM PANTRY 

7351 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60649 

(773) 643-0700 

CONTACT: Eugene Khaan 

HOURS: Every 4th Wednesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm SERVICE AREA: Cook County 

PRODUCE MOBILE 

MORE INFORMATION 

KING OF GLORY TABERNACLE COGIC 

2314 E 83rd St, Chicago, IL 60617 

(773) 375-3537 

CONTACT: Ethola Holified 

HOURS: Every 4th Tuesday: 9:00 am - 11:00 am 

SERVICE AREA: Cook County 

PRODUCE MOBILE 

MORE INFORMATION 

HAVEN OF REST 

7901 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60617

(773) 375-4489 

CONTACT: Sarah Duncan 

HOURS: Wednesday: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

SERVICE AREA: N: 75th - S: 95th, W: Cottage Grove - E: Commercial PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

Food Banks 

INNER-CITY MISSIONS NETWORK 

7445 S South Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 

(708) 417-6226 

CONTACT: Rene White 

Mobile Pantry HOURS: Every 4th Wednesday: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Mobile Pantry SERVICE AREA: Cook County 

Pantry HOURS: Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

Pantry SERVICE AREA: 60617, 60619, 60637 and 60649 

MOBILE PANTRY|PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

MESSIAH/ST. BARTHOLOMEW 

8255 S Dante Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 

(773) 721-3232 

CONTACT: Lynnette Watkins 

HOURS: Friday: 8:00 am -10:00 am 

SERVICE AREA: W: Cottage Grove Ave, S: 90th St, N: 79th St, E: Jeffery Blvd PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

CAREY TEMPLE AME FOOD PANTRY 

7157 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 

(773) 324-7766 

CONTACT: Jeremy Taylor 

HOURS: Wednesday: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

SERVICE AREA: N: 69th St - S: 79th St; E: Stoney Island - W: Cottage Grove PANTRY 

MORE INFORMATION 

 

NEW LIFE COVENANT CHURCH SOUTHEAST

7757 S Greenwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60619 

(872) 465-3380 

CONTACT: Jacquenette Kabir 

HOURS: Thursday: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 

SERVICE AREA: N: 71st St- S: 83rd St; E: State St- W: Stony Island PANTRY MORE INFORMATION

 

CENTRO COMUNITARIO JUAN DIEGO 

8812 S Commercial Ave, Chicago, IL 60617 

(773) 731-0109 

CONTACT: Olivia Hernandez 

HOURS: Fridays: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 

SERVICE AREA: Zip Code: 60617 

Clothes and Furniture Bank 

Chicago Free Furniture Bank 

4800 West Roosevelt Road 

Chicago, Il, 60644 

Main number is 312-752-0211 

The non-profit collects, and then passes out, free furniture to the needy. Beds, couches, tables, sofas, bed frames, appliances, pianos, and even clothes are offered. Mt. Sinai Hospital Resale Shop 

Poised for Success 

312 S. Westmore Rd. Lombard, Illinois 

Call - 630-691-1455 

Women who are looking for a job, and who receive public/financial assistance, can call this non-profit charity for professional work attire. Seasonal types of free clothes, suits and more are offered. 

Amvets 

Call 708-388-7800 

Household items and clothing for veterans, current military members, and their immediate family members.

 

The Ark 

6450 N California Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60645 

Phone: (773) 973-1000 

The organization may have clothing, household items, furniture, and appliances. 

Bridge to Success 

1236 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60607,

312.733.9742 

Supports job seekers and low/no-income men and women 

Most clothing needs to be work related. Provides professional/business clothing, shoes, boots, contemporary/in season men & women’s casual clothing, and related accessories. Will also have information on local employment programs too. The kids can get the educational items they need, including for school or college. 

Brown Elephant 

Dial 773-549-5943 

Distributes walkers, clothing, crutches, and wheelchairs. Senior citizens in Chicago can also get free medical equipment and the non-profit can help the disabled too. 

 

Cancer Federation –l 800-962-3260 

American Cancer Society patients can get free 

clothing, household items, toys, books, and more. 

Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance 

Address: 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, Illinois 

312-655-7510 

Provides free or low-cost clothing, household wares 

and personal hygiene kits. This charity may also 

have financial aid for bills, but most of the aid is 

material. This may be back to school uniforms, 

bags, coats, and other free supplies for students in 

Cook County. More on Catholic Charities in 

Chicago. 

Chicago Abused Women Coalition 

1160 N. Kedzie, Chicago, IL 

Main 773-489-9081 

Items for victims of domestic violence and abused 

women.


Clearbrook 

Address of clothing center - 1815 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 

847-577-0267 

Children and adults with developmental disabilities can get clothing, furniture, and other household items. Jeans, pants, belts, winter boots, hats, and many other goods are available. 

Family Rescue 

Phone: 773-375-1918 

Victims of abuse, domestic violence and their children can receive free clothing, coats, shoes, computers, toys and other aid from this clothing closet and thrift store. 

Goodwill Industries 

Phone: 888-353-6400 

Distributes household items, clothing, furniture, work attire, and more. Donations are needed by Goodwill, and this non-profit also helps job seekers. Free suits, dresses, slacks, and other items can be passed out. 

The Inner Voice 

1621 W. Walnut, Chicago, Illinois 

Dial 312-666-8110 

Call or stop by for clothing, office and cleaning supplies and household items, and even box springs and mattresses. They are part of the Chicago’s Emergency Shelter Network.

Lions Club  

They have multiple locations in Cook County. 

Phone: 630-571-5466 

Low-income individuals can get free prescription glasses and/or hearing aids. There is also an annual free school supply giveaway for kindergarten to high school students from low income families or single mom households. 

Luther High School North Thrift Shop 

6059 W Addison St. 

The school sells low-cost books, bookbags, jackets, and other items. Students who come from immigrant or very low-income families in Chicago may qualify for a free school supply assistance program too. 

Chicago Free Furniture Bank 

4800 West Roosevelt Road 

Chicago, Il, 60644 

Main number is 312-752-0211 

The non-profit collects, and then passes out, free furniture to the needy. Beds, couches, tables, sofas, bed frames, appliances, pianos, and even clothes are offered. 

Mt. Sinai Hospital Resale Shop 

814 W. Diversey, Chicago, IL 

773-935-1434 

This low-cost thrift store. Computers, electronics, pots and pans, appliances, and so much more may be sold. 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Call for information on assistance and social services - 303-839-1852 ORT Thrift Shop 

Phone: 847-433-1697 

This Chicago Thrift store sells gently used/new household items, work or school clothing, backpacks, shoes, small appliances, toys, and much more. It works alongside the location immediately below. 

ORT Resale Shop 

915 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Illinois 

Dial (847) 864-6099 

Pacific Garden Mission 

Phone: 312-243-2480 

The homeless, working poor, seniors, and very low income can receive items from this clothing closet. A leading social service organization in Chicago and Cook 

County Illinois. The center offers a number of programs, including a clothing closet, food pantry, Christmas assistance, and financial help for bills and rent. Some sites also distribute free furniture. Specialists will try to address the root cause of the hardship. 

Sarah’s Circle 

4750 N. Sheridan Road, Suite #220 

773-728-1991 ext. 301 

The homeless can receive items from this organization. They include toiletries (trial size), shampoos, toothbrushes/toothpaste, lotions, mouthwash, shower caps, women’s razors, 

conditioner and more. 

The Sharing Connection 

5111 Chase Ave., Downers Grove, IL 

Main number - 630-971-0565 Works with local community action agencies and 

nonprofits in Chicago. 

Provides baby clothing, 

furniture, appliances, and more 

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Soles 4 Souls 

Phone: 866-521-SHOE 

Provides shoes, winter boots, and more to children and students. 

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

Call for information on assistance and social services - 303-839-1852 ORT Thrift Shop 

Phone: 847-433-1697 

This Chicago Thrift store sells gently used/new household items, work or school clothing, backpacks, shoes, small appliances, toys, and much more. It works alongside the location immediately below. 

Mental Services-


7 Cup Foundation 

Vietnam Veterans of America 708-371-4418 

Former military members can get clothing, gently used shoes, and household items

Online Therapy & Free Counseling, Someone To Talk To | 7 Cups Crisis Text Line | Text HOME To 741741 free, 24/7 Crisis Counseling 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

800-273-8255, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The Trevor Project. LGBTQIA 

+ and under 25 years old 

866-488-7386, text START to 678678, or chat online 24-7. 

Veterans Crisis Line 

800-273-8255, text 838255, or chat online 24-7.

 

Coffee, Hip Hop & Mental Health™

https://chhamh.org/                

Sista Afya Community Mental Wellness ( for women)  https://www.sistaafya.com/                      

CHICAGO VICTIM SERVICE https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/public-safety-and-violence-reduction/home/victim-services.html    

Therapy for Black Men https://therapyforblackmen.org/ 

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