All Basic Needs

“No matter how far life pushes you down, no matter how much you hurt, you can always bounce back.”

-Sheryl Swoopes

  • 120-Day Interim Housing Project

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    The Night Ministry
    1110 N. Noble St., Chicago, IL 60642
    Link to website
    (773) 506-4100
    Agency Name: The Night Ministry
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Each year, our 120-Day Interim Program at Open Door Youth Shelter – West Town houses about 200 youth, and their babies and toddlers. The Night Ministry’s youth housing programs are the only programs in Chicago that accept pregnant and parenting youth as young as 14 years of age. Our Interim More

  • 1st Step in Obtaining HIV Case Management Services

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    AIDS FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO
    200 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 2200, Chicago, IL 60606
    Link to website
    info@aidschicago.org
    (312) 922-2322
    Agency Name: AIDS FOUNDATION OF CHICAGO
    Contact Name: None Listed

    The HIV case management system links individuals and families with a wide range of necessary services and available resources. The only HIV care system of its kind in the country, the case management network also provides emergency financial assistance for utilities, emergency financial assistance for housing, food vouchers, and transportation More

  • 40 Y/O and Older Employment Services

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    CENTER ON HALSTED
    3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
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    Britta Larson
    blarson@centeronhalsted.org
    (773) 472-6469 ext. 445
    Agency Name: CENTER ON HALSTED
    Contact Name: Britta Larson

    The SAGEWorks program is a work readiness program for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender mature workers (40+) who need or want to return to the work place. Components of the 8-week program include computer classes, resume and interviewing workshops and information about job opportunities. SAGEWorks will: – Increase participants’ technology More

  • African American Female Scholar Program

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    AFFINITY
    1424-28 E. 53rd St., Ste. 306, Chicago, IL 60615
    Link to website
    executivedirector@affinity95.org
    (773) 324-0377
    Agency Name: AFFINITY
    Contact Name: None Listed

    The Scholars’ Program is a leadership development experience for lesbian, bisexual, queer and transgendered young women of African descent between the ages of 18 and 24. Four candidates receive a 10 month opportunity for training in social justice, non-profit management, and community organizing. Scholars also work on individual research projects More

  • Comprehensive Homeless Youth Services

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    TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS
    162 W. Hubbard St., Ste. 400, Chicago, IL 60654
    info@teenliving.org
    (312) 568-5700
    Agency Name: TEEN LIVING PROGRAMS
    Contact Name: None Listed

    Teen Living Programs serve youth ages 13 to 24 who became homeless because of serious family issues, including substance abuse, and physical or sexual abuse. Many are ostracized due to their sexual orientation. While escaping these situations and leaving their homes may provide temporary relief, life on the streets carries More

  • Comprehensive Programming and Support

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    CHICAGO HOUSE/TRANSLIFE CENTER
    1925 N. Clybourn St., Ste. 401, Chicago, IL 60614
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    Channyn Parker
    info@chicagohouse.org
    (773) 248-5200 ext. 333
    Agency Name: CHICAGO HOUSE/TRANSLIFE CENTER
    Contact Name: Channyn Parker

    Chicago House’s newest program, the TransLife Center (TLC), officially launched in 2013. The TLC provides comprehensive programming and support to transgender individuals. TransHealth provides a variety of resources and health information to transgender people impacted by HIV/AIDS, poverty, homelessness, chronic illness, and/or mental health issues. Chicago House provides both on-site More

  • Domestic Violence Shelter and Counseling

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    SARAH'S INN
    Oak Park, Illinois 60304
    Link to website
    info@sarahsinn.org
    (708) 386-4225
    Agency Name: SARAH'S INN

    Sarah’s Inn mission is to improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence and to break the cycle of violence for future generations. Sarah’s Inn vision is to be a nationally recognized leader for community-based solutions that will end relationship violence. Sarah’s Inn offers Transitional DV Shelter, Individual/Group DV Counseling, Abusers More

  • Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

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    EDWARD HINES, JR. VA HOSPITAL
    5000 S. 5th Ave., Hines, IL 60141
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    Lorry Luscri and Mandi Evanson
    (708) 202-8387
    Agency Name: EDWARD HINES, JR. VA HOSPITAL
    Contact Name: Lorry Luscri and Mandi Evanson

    Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago on a 147-acre campus, offers primary, extended and specialty care to all veterans and is a key treatment facility within the Great Lakes regional network of VA hospitals and outpatient clinics. Specialized clinical programs include Blind Rehabilitation, Spinal More

  • El Rescate Basic Center

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    El RESCATE BASIC CENTER
    2703 W. Division St Chicago, IL 60622
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    Ray Arroyo
    raya@prcc-chgo.org
    872-829-2654
    Agency Name: El RESCATE BASIC CENTER
    Contact Name: Ray Arroyo

    El Rescate Basic Center is an LGBTQ homeless shelter focused on family reunification, continuing education, life skills development and job placement serving youth ages 12 to 18 years of age while providing enriching and rewarding experience in a safe zone to call home while gaining independence, and anchored on tolerance More

  • Employment Program

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    THE CHICAGO HOUSE
    1925 N. Clybourn St., Ste. 401, Chicago, IL 60614
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    Sarah Coleric
    (773) 248-5200 ext.318
    Agency Name: THE CHICAGO HOUSE
    Contact Name: Sarah Coleric

    The mission of the Employment Program at Chicago House is to increase income and self sufficiency for people living with HIV/AIDS and those at risk. Training, career counseling, mentorship, and internship opportunities are provided to help individuals achieve greater self-sufficiency and productivity, ultimately leading to successful employment. The program is More

  • Family Law

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    NOTTAGE AND WARD
    10 N. Dearborn, 11th Floor, Chicago, IL 60602
    Link to website
    (312) 332-2915
    Agency Name: NOTTAGE AND WARD
    Contact Name: None Listed

    At Nottage and Ward, our Illinois family law attorneys provide quality legal representation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individual and couples. We handle a number of legal matters that affect the rights of the LGBT community. We also represent LGBT individuals on issues such as child custody, property division, More

  • Family Support Program

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    CHICAGO HOUSE
    1925 N Clybourn Ave Ste. 401
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    Dan Sesztak
    info@chicagohouse.org
    (773) 248-5200 Ext. 300
    Agency Name: CHICAGO HOUSE
    Contact Name: Dan Sesztak

    The Family Support Program (FSP) provides a permanent home for 18 families, including 30 children. The program works intensively with both the parents and the kids to stabilize their lives and help them break the cycle of poverty.Adults receive mental health services, case management, and career counseling from on-site professionals. More

  • Food Assistance Directory

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    DIRECT2FOOD
    Chicago, IL 60602
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    Agency Name: DIRECT2FOOD
    Contact Name: 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 More

  • Food Pantry

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    PROJECT VIDA
    2659 S. Kedvale Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
    Link to website
    Alejandra (Alex) Pena
    apena@projectvida.org
    (773) 277-2291
    Agency Name: PROJECT VIDA
    Contact Name: Alejandra (Alex) Pena

    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 More

  • Free Resources for Young Women

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    YOUNG WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
    2334 W. Lawrence Ave., Ste. 221, Chicago, IL 60625
    dominique@youarepriceless.org
    Agency Name: YOUNG WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT PROJECT
    Contact Name: None Listed

    At Young Women Empowerment Project girls can get involved right away! If you are between the ages of 12-23 and have experienced trading sex for money, drugs, a place to stay, survival needs, gifts or protection or gang involvement — then feel free to come by. YWEP is open to More

  • Funeral and Cremation Services

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    CHICAGO PRIDE FUNERALS AND CREMATION SERVICES
    Chicago, IL 60602
    Boguslaw “Bogie” Gal
    info@chicagopridefunerals.com
    (773) 998-2425
    Agency Name: CHICAGO PRIDE FUNERALS AND CREMATION SERVICES
    Contact Name: Boguslaw “Bogie” Gal

    A family-run company providing funeral & cremation services with pride and respect for all people. When a loved one passes away, honoring that person is an important first step toward healing. We are here to help you create a tribute, celebrate the life and preserve the legacy of your loved More

  • GED Program

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    CENTER ON HALSTEAD
    3656 North Halsted Street
    Link to website
    GED@centeronhalsted.org
    773.472.6469
    Agency Name: CENTER ON HALSTEAD
    Accessible Accommodations: Yes

    Center on Halsted is proud to offer on-site GED programming to help LGBTQ individuals and allies to continue their education and to seek better job placement opportunities. The GED program is a comprehensive community learning course in collaboration between Center on Halsted and Truman Community College. Students and teachers meet More

  • GED Programming

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    CENTER ON HALSTED
    3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60613
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    Lynnea Karlic
    lkarlic@centeronhalsted.org
    (773) 661-0954
    Agency Name: CENTER ON HALSTED
    Contact Name: Lynnea Karlic

    On-site GED programming to help LGBTQ individuals and allies to continue their education and to seek better job placement opportunities. The GED program is a comprehensive community learning course in collaboration between Center on Halsted and Truman Community College. Students and teachers meet 2 times a week to prepare for More

  • HIV Case Management

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    PROJECT VIDA
    2659 S.Kedvale Ave., Chicago, IL 60623
    Link to website
    Andrew Roberts
    aroberts@projectvida.org
    (773) 277-2291
    Agency Name: PROJECT VIDA
    Contact Name: Andrew Roberts

    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 More