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  • Food Pantry

    AGENCY: PROJECT VIDA
    ADDRESS: 2659 S. Kedvale Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
    CONTACT: Alejandra (Alex) Pena
    PHONE: (773) 277-2291
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Every Wednesday 11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.

    Project VIDA is a culturally-focused HIV/AIDS prevention and direct services community-based organization located on Chicago’s West Side. Project VIDA was founded by a consortium of volunteers in 1992 to address the unique needs and concerns of Latino and African American individuals at risk for or currently living with HIV/AIDS. We began with two co-founders distributing condoms out of a hardware store in Little Village (over 90,000 residents), then grew to have our own space, and now have two sites with dedicated and committed staff, volunteers, contractors, and Board of Directors. Project VIDA’s mission was newly revised in 2010 and is now “to improve quality of life and reduce health disparities in underserved communities by promoting self-empowerment and providing holistic health education and direct services.”

    The Food Pantry provides food on a weekly or biweekly basis to qualified people living with AIDS.

    Associated Tags: African American , food pantry , Hispanic , HIV , HIV/AIDS , Latino , PROJECT VIDA

  • Street and Community Outreach Program (SCOPe)

    AGENCY: TEEN LIVING PROGRAM
    ADDRESS: 162 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (866) 803-8336 ext. 0
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    11:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Every Monday through Friday

    Sometimes youth knock at our door. Just as often, we go out and find them. We seek to prevent homelessness at its root, by reaching at-risk youth through multiple points of contact: in the communities where they live, work, study, worship, and socialize. By working closely with schools, local police, and social and religious institutions, we better understand the needs of youth who are homeless. These relationships also raise community awareness of the symptoms of and solutions to youth homelessness.

    Through SCOPe (Street and Community Outreach Program), we offer support to youth ages 12 to 18 who are homeless. Immediate survival needs are the first priority. We offer to help reunify them with their families or secure other safe housing opportunities for them.

    The vast majority of the youth we serve are African-American, with the remaining 10-15% coming from other backgrounds. About a third of these young people identify as LGBTQ. Most youth originate from the South or West sides of Chicago, neighborhoods often characterized by high poverty rates, gang violence, and substandard housing.

    Associated Tags: African American , basic needs , food , homeless , housing , services , street outreach , Teen Living Program , youth

  • Worship, Food Pantry, & Soup Kitchen

    AGENCY: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CHICAGO
    ADDRESS: 6400 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: (773) 363-0505
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    Varies

    A south side gay-friendly church that provides worship, food pantry services, and a soup kitchen.
    Worship: Every Sunday at 11:00a.m. (children released to Sunday School from worship)
    Soup Kitchen: Every Tuesday, 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
    Food Pantry: Every Thursday, 10:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

    Associated Tags: basic needs , church , communities , faith-based , FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF CHICAGO , food pantry , presbyterian , soup kitchen , south side

  • Food Assistance Directory

    AGENCY: DIRECT2FOOD
    ADDRESS: Chicago, IL 60602
    CONTACT: None Listed
    PHONE: None Listed
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Not Listed
    HOURS:
    None Listed

    Direct2Food is Metro Chicago’s one-stop shop for meeting the food needs of you and your family. This online resource will help you locate the food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs closest to you.

    Direct2Food will also help you determine if you are eligible for further assistance like food stamps and resources for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

    Associated Tags: basic needs , Direct2Food , directory , food

  • Youth (16-24 y/o) Health Education, Food, and Prevention Services

    AGENCY: BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER @ HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER
    ADDRESS: 615 W. Wellington Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
    CONTACT: femmily Robison
    PHONE: (773) 299-7611
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Wednesdays - Time Unspecified

    F@B is a feisty, fun, and safe space for youth to actively participate in health education relevant to their lives and perspectives.

    In addition to the charm and spunk of our staff facilitators, things like food, safer sex supplies and access to free and confidential HIV/STI testing are also provided.

    Associated Tags: basic needs , BROADWAY YOUTH CENTER @ HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER , BYC , BYC@HBHC , F@B , food , HBHC , health , HIV testing , Howard Brown , Howard Brown Health Center , prevention , prevention & wellness , safer sex , STD Testing , STI Testing

  • Youth Housing and Services

    AGENCY: THE NIGHT MINISTRY
    ADDRESS: 835 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: Nate Metrick
    PHONE: (773) 506-3123
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE:
    HOURS:
    9:00p.m. to 9:00a.m.

    The Crib is an overnight space for young people ages 18-24 to get a hot meal, sleep, do yoga, dance, rest, and be safe. The space is welcoming to people of all genders and sexual orientations, and is open seven nights a week. We believe that every person deserves a warm, safe place to rest, and we do our best to build community with the 20 young people who come to stay with us each night. We now also have a new youth leadership program for guests of The Crib called the Crib Leadership Team, and young people from CLT lead activities in the space each night (discussion groups, game nights, poetry groups, etc).

    You can reach staff at The Crib daily between 8 p.m. and 10 a.m. at 773-549-4158.

    Associated Tags: basic needs , community , discussion , food , groups , homeless services , housing , leadership , meal , poetry , safe space , shelter , sleep , The Night Ministry , yoga , youth

  • Older Adult Meal Program- Let’s Do Lunch!

    AGENCY: CENTER ON HALSTED
    ADDRESS: 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
    CONTACT: Courtney Bilbrey
    PHONE: (773) 472-6469 ext. 468
    HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE: Yes
    HOURS:
    Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

    We provide lunch and foster conversation for older adults every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday in the John Baran Senior Center at Center on Halsted, in partnership with the City of Chicago. It’s more than just lunch, it’s a chance to get to know fellow senior LGBTQ community members and to find out about other community programs.

    Associated Tags: adult , basic needs , Center on Halsted , COH , food , meal program , saturday , senior , thursday , tuesday