Community Resources

Below you will find a links of resources that may be valuable to you as an 8th Ward resident.

Corps Community Centers are the heart and soul of The Salvation Army. They are the entry point for people in need seeking all types of assistance, be it assistance with feeding their families, assistance with paying rent and utility bills, educational and recreational assistance for their children, counseling, and more.

Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, Metropolitan provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their full potential.

Catholic Charities fulfills the role of charity to anyone in need by providing compassionate, competent and professional services that strengthen and support individuals, families and communities based on the value and dignity of human life

H.O.M.E., assists with maintaining independence and remaining a part of a community for seniors. For 30 years H.O.M.E. has helped thousands of low-income seniors to be independent and stay in their communities.

Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA) provides high-impact, free legal services to low-income Chicagoans in four areas of law: family, housing, criminal records, and criminal defense.We integrate legal and social services in order to improve our legal outcomes and extend our impact beyond crisis support.

CARPLS is an innovative legal aid service that offers an immediate response to the every day legal problems confronting low-income residents of Cook County. CARPLS' Legal Aid Hotline and court-based Advice Desks give low-income clients direct access to experienced attorneys who are trained to quickly assess and respond to a wide range of civil legal problems. CARPLS attorneys resolve over 85% of all cases in-house by providing information, advice and brief services including the preparation and review of legal documents.