Community support resources for adults and youth and more

A service of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference and its website www.hydepark.org. To add or correct hpkcc@aol.com attn: Gary Ossewaarde. Join HPKCC and help build a caring community and build this website.

To page index of what's here- resources by category

New area bulletin board for orgs. and drives to post their services- hydeparkhelps.org.

More detail and further resources, including for organizations from outside the neighborhood in Community Nonprofits, Neighborhood Links and:

Collaborers in the Community
-programs and news. Hyde Park Neighborhood Club page.
Organizations: Community (and community/nonprofits-resources) Nonprofit Organizations. Nonprofits Helpers. Nonprofits and the Media/Funders


Good Neighbors and Volunteer opportunities
The Help Line - including most social services including food and shelter, counseling, even business help and:

After School and other school age kids-youth programs
HPKCC Youth Programs Database
Cultural and Arts Resources Directory Hyde Park and South Side
and Cultural Calendar, Programs
Educational and School Resources
Elected Officials and Government Services: Ward, City, County, State and other government resources
Environmental, Green, Parks, Urban sustainability resources
Government Services
Neighborhood, neighborhood-development websites
Nonprofit help and support organizations Chicago Hyde Park Village
Nonprofits and the Media
Pets- see in Helpline

Public Safety Resources
Recreational and Fitness Resources. Bike and running resources
Religious, Faith Orgs., and Spiritual Resources
All Calendars and Directories

This site has been recommended to us for sorting out contacts at county government. countyoffice.org.

THE HPK SCHOOLS COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL (CAC) HAS PREPARED A COMMUNITY ASSETS MAP,with the help of the BLOCK 58 group at the U of C Booth School. Test template is temporarily on view at CAC's blog, hydeparkcac.blogspot.com. The permanent but updatable site should be up from the blog in August 2015.

University of Chicago Resources- see their homepage, also visit in this website Neighborhood Links, Public Safety, and University and Community.
In May 2014 The U of C Civic Engagement announced Community Programs Accelerator Grants for Midsouth nonprofits. Call for proposals May 30-July 5. civicengagement.uchicago.edu.

Be sure to visit the Community Nonprofit Organizations page for several more and the bottom of that page for local to national organizations providing nonprofits help, support, expert advice. News/events from special friends: Collaborers in the Community.

Naturally, our institutions and public spaces should be viewed as assets and resources. A new trend is to se up spaces such as the Experimental Station and the U of C's proposed Center for Creative and Performing Arts to be spaces for dialogue and invention.

Be sure to consult, when on line a new resources finder at http://www.SouthSideHealth.org.

Here:

Reminder: the Religious, Faith Orgs. and Spiritual Resources Directory is very extensive and not reproduced here.

A general note: The University of Chicago and its many departments have a vast array of outreach programs (art, social, educational, science, legal, medical) to the communities of South Side Chicago and beyond. A few of these are listed in this page, in Public Safety, and in Neighborhood Links. There is a quite exhaustive description in the University Chronicle of October 7, 2004 (Vol. 24 No. 2)- contact in Neighborhood Links. The UC url for Community Affairs, outreach and resources programs is http://oca.uchicago.edu/working-together.
The University of Chicago Hospitals website is uchospitals.edu. The Office of Community Affairs
offers many programs. General number 773 702-0872. Director Michelle Obama. A prospectus of services is available.

Special opportunities

Contact Civic Knowledge Project/South Side Arts and Humanities Network (Enhancing Assets), University of Chicago; get on their listserve by contacting joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. thenetwork@uchicago.edu

KAM Food Justice Social Responsibility Gardens-- on church and synagogue grounds. Winner of Urban Health Initiative award and grant. As a added feature of our garden project, we have launched a Facebook page. Please encourage your members to join by clicking “Like” at

https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/KAM-Isaiah-Israel-Food-Justice-and-Sustainability/207070996000463

Some Cultural and Arts resources (far more in Cultural and Arts Resources page including classes, bookstores..., Community nonprofits, After School, and Cultural Calendar. See also and Collaborers in the Community.)

Artisans 21 Cooperative Art Gallery
Harry Meyer, info@harrymeyer.com. 5225 S. Harper Ave. Ste. J 60615. 773 288-7450. http://www.artisans21.com.

Baby PhD Childcare Network
Sarah Diwan, phdccn@gmail.com. This is a network and connecting service of childcare to preschool providers, funded in part by University of Chicago. Its services include wide ranging programs daily at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.

Blacklight
Blacklight aspires to compile a diverse collection of art, prose, and poetry that reflects the many facets of black culture from the vantage point of different authors and artists, and also, by the breadth of subject matter covered in their work. Blacklight depicts the black community as not only a diverse group of people, but also as a unified people. Nabeel Farouk. 914-420-4896. http://blacklight.uchicago.edu. blacklightuofc@gmail.com.

Blackstone Branch, Chicago Public Library. Visit Friends of Blackstone page.

CheckerJAZZ see Hyde Park Jazz Society

Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture

1515 E. 52nd Place, 2nd floor, and other locations, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 773 363-1312 or 620 245-7692. Fax 7733 363-1150.
Purpose: Counseling and other social services

Scott Chesebro, Executive Dir.
1515 E. 52nd Place, other locations, Chicago, IL 60615. 1-800-747-6059, (773) 667-6419, others. fax: (773) 363-1150.
http://www.chicagocenter.org,
http://www.urbanlifecenter.org. info@chicagolifecenter.org, althea@chicagocenter.org.
Purpose: Counseling and other social services. Celebrated 35 years in June 2006.
We're a nonprofit experiential educational organization in Hyde Park.
Urban Life Center engages college students with Chicago's diverse communities through innovative seminars and internships, expanding the traditional classroom through an experience-based, first-voices pedagogy.
Urban Life Center also designs day to week-long LearnChicago! tours and workshops to teach groups about the city's cultures and communities.

Chicago Jazz Archive in Regenstein Special Collections
_____ Gilaspie

Chicago Public Art Group (murals)
Jon Pounds, Executive Director
1259 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 437-2724, fax (312) 427-3413
www/cpag.net, jonpounds@cpag.net

Chicago Public Library-Blackstone Branch (much more than culture!)
4904 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 747-0511.
www.chipublib.org/002branches/blackstone/

City Year.
City Year is a non-profit organization that is part of AmeriCorps. We unit a diverse corps of 17-24 year olds for a powerful year of full-time service. We serve in 17 cities across the United States and one in South Africa. Here in Chicago we have 100 corps members who serve in teams in 9 Chicago Public Schools across the city. We have teams in Austin, Bronzeville, North Kenwood/Oakland, Greater Grand Crossing, North Lawndale, and Marquette Park. Our service in the schools focuses in two main areas: literacy tutoring with 1-3 grade students during the day and structured and safe after-school programming during after-school hours. We also have 1 team that focuses on civic engagement and 2 that create weekend programs for youth that are based out of our office at 36 S. Wabash.

In addition to our direct service in the schools we also hope to involve ourselves in the communities in which we serve. This might involve attending community meetings, planning events and service days. A physical service day at City Year is a day that involves addressing possible projects in the community -- for example painting a school, building a playground, cleaning up a park -- and inviting our 100 corps members, community members, students and other volunteers to come out to the community and help get the projects completed. We are planning our big day for February 22 and hope to partner with a variety of community organizations to be sure we are meeting the needs of the area.

If you are interested in learning more please check out our website at www.cityyear.org or contact our office (312) 464-9899 and set up a time to attend one of our visitor's program sessions. And of course, please let me know when you and I might be able to get together and talk more about possibilities for the Hyde-Park/Kenwood area.
Elizabeth Burns Senior Corps Member - Program Leader North Kenwood/Oakland Charter School (312) 375-6806 eburns08@cityyear.org. City Year Chicago 36 S. Wabash Suite 1500 Chicago, IL 60603.

Civic Knowledge Project.
An offshoot of the UC division of Humanities. Bart Schultz director, Joanie Friedman coordinator. 1115 E. 58th St. #009 Walker Museum) 60637. 773 834-3929. joaniefriedman@uchicago.edu. Erika Dudley,
edudley@uchicago.edu http://civicknowledge.uchicago.edu.
Puts on a host of programs to educate, including school children (such as Splash, Cascade, Winning Words ) and low income persons (Odyssey) on the value and uses of arts and humanities and receiving a college education ; provides support services, training, networking and other opportunities for small arts organizations. Publishes a partner contact Directory of its Southside Arts and Humanities Network (qv) and helps small arts and civic organizations. Has an expansive listserve of south side arts events and programs. See more in After School Programs, Green/Sustainable Environment (programs in this area are extensive). It works with the Graham School to conduct college and continuing education classes. Promotes conversation on our civic society and engagement.

Committee to Restore Jazz in Hyde Park--See Hyde Park Jazz Society
Contact Jim Wagner at 312 344-8971 (office) or 773 684-1690.

Creative Juice Youth Drama Group/Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, q.v.
Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, 5114 S. Dorchester. 312 209-3852.
creativejuicedrama@yahoo.com
6 week classes for 7-18. 2 teachers have ABs in drama from Howard, MFA's from North Carolina and Urbana resp. Wide range of classes including from expressive to formalities to business side.

Croatian Ethnic Institute
4851 S. Drexel, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 373-4670, fax (773) 373-4746,
www.croatian-institute.org, croetkjubo@aol.com

Culture Coast (was HyPa)
Seeks to market for the array of South Side art orgs. Kate Lorenz at Hyde Park Art Center.

The Experimental Station
61st and Blackstone
Daniel Peterman, Connie Spreen, reps. 6106 S. Kimbark. 773 752-4915.
Serves as an incubator for small businesses and cultural enterprises, a force for collaboration of artistic, political, social and civic exploration and convocation and our newest art center. Blackstone Bicycle Works teaches youth and others trades and, green and self-sufficiency. Its community resource garden is highly thought of (contact Jack Spicer.)
http://www.experimentalstation.org.

Harper Court Arts Council
1525 E. 53rd St. Ste 720, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 363-8282.
www.harpercourt.com info@harpercourt.com
Paula Jones, President
The Harper Court Arts Council was established in 1990 originally by Harper Court Foundation as a charitable organization to promote artistic activity in the Hyde Park community. In 2008, with assets from the sale of the Harper Court shopping center, the Council revised its overall grant making purpose to address the dual purposes of supporting both economic development and the arts in Hyde Park and Kenwood.

Hyde Park Alliance for Arts and Culture Alliance ("HyPa", was Hyde Park Cultural Alliance)
Hyde Park Cultural Alliance. A collective of art and culture organizations in Hyde Park led by University of Chicago that works together to raise the visibility of each member organization as well as helping to promote Hyde Park as a cultural destination. Also a major sponsor of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival and Passport to Jazz. Irene Sherr, interim director, irene@hydeparkculturalalliance.org, http://www.hypachicago.org. Stephanie Papier President. Mary Harvey. 773 795-0779,
cultural-leaders@listhost.uchicago.edu.
Passport to Jazz: http://www.hypachicago.org/passport

The Cultural Alliance is a consortium that includes over 30 organizations! University of Chicago (including Civic Knowledge's Southside Arts and Humanities Council of partnerships and the departments and museum),MSI, FRWright Preservation Trust, Muntu Dance, Hyde Park Jazz Society, Hyde Park Art Center, Little Black Pearl, Experimental Station, Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, and more. It seeks not only to promote but expand the creation as well as education on the arts and real cross-disciplinary collaborations and mixing of media and art with social and political endeavors.

Hyde Park Art Center
Executive Director Kate Lorenz. Crystal Pernell- communications and marketing, Kate Lorenz- program, Michelle Beckett-admin.
5020 S. Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-5520
www.hydeparkart.org. email example cpernell@hydeparkart.org. or info or generalinfo@
Purpose: Local and international arts center and forum promotes the visual arts through art classes, cutting-edge exhibitions, and community outreach. Collaborative and inventive approach to the arts. Non-collecting. HPAC is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to stimulate adn sustain the visual arts in Chicago; to fulfill this mission, the Center presents innovative exhibitions by primarily Chicago-rooted artists and actively pursues arts mentorship within the community it serves. It is the oldest alternative exhibition space in the City and boasts a long record of education and outreach programming.

Hyde Park Community Players
HQ at Southside Hub of Production, 5638 S. Woodlawn. Paul Baker exec. dir. info@hydeparkcommunityplayers.org, info@hydeparkcommunityplayers.org. http://www.hydeparkcommunityplayers.org.

Hyde Park Cultural Alliance, HyPa- see Hyde Park Alliance for Art and Culture (HyPa- now Culture Coast. Contact Pres. Kate Lorenz at Hyde Park Art Center.

Hyde Park Jazz Society - incorporated name for Committee to Restore Jazz to Hyde Park. Now also known as James W. Wagner Jazz Society.
Hyde Park Jazz Society. (James W. Wagner Jazz Society.) See also Hyde Park Jazz Festival President Charlie Thomas, Vice-President Anita Cooper, Bea Young Membership Director, Almarie Wagner,
Judith E. Stein, Secretary Dwight Banks, Financial Director Robert Hodge, Treasurer Robert Wiley, Director Carolyn Albritton, Music Producer, ex officio. Dedicated to restoration of jazz and related arts and entertainment in the Hyde Park-Kenwood area. These include the annual Jazz Festival in September and Sunday evening jazz performances at various venues (currently Room 43, no longer connected to Checkerboard Lounge)- see http://www.hydeparkjazzsociety.org and click the calendar. Deanna Shoss Volunteer Coordinator Hyde Park Jazz Festival: Intercultural Talk, Inc.
hpjf@interculturaltalk.com, 773/968-1216.
See also Hyde Park Alliance... Passport to Jazz.

Hyde Park Learning Resources Center. 5114 S. Dorchester. 312 209-3852. Call and ask for Lillie Goodwin. Tutoring and homework, test preparation centering on academics for all grades. 2 pm earliest to 6 pm. Safe Haven. 6 week classes for 7-18. 2 teachers in the Creative Juices Program have ABs in drama from Howard, MFA's from North Carolina and Urbana resp. Wide range of classes including from expressive to formalities to business side.

James W. Wagner Jazz Society. See Hyde Park Jazz Society.

Hyde Park School of Dance (was HPSofBallet) Union Church and First Unitarian hq)- 64 classes through advanced workshops!) (Office: 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave. Exec. Director Terra Schultz, Artistic Dir. Auguste Tye) 773 493-8498.

Joan's Studio for the Performing Arts, Kalapriya Indian Dance, Marsha's Music Together.
All live at 1438 E. 57th St. See in Culture and Arts Page for contacts and information. joanbyrd@sbcglobal.net.

Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center (sometimes still called Workshop)
1060 E. 47th St. ( 773) 285-1211

www.blackpearl.org. mhaslip@blackpearl.org.
Not just for kids anymore. Glassblowing, ceramics, arts business training, cafe with jazz...

Men of Heritage

No contacts known at present- check with parents of Bret Harte school.
Puts on plays with kids in schools, parks, et al and introduces kids to all aspects of the theater.

Mostly Music at Chicago- Hyde Park Chamber Music Series
http://www.mostlymusicchicago.com. Caution- confusing website.
info@mostlymusicchicago.com. Marie Alatalo, Artistic Director. Jan Feltsman President
312 287-5761, fax 312 268-6318. Or 312 287-5761. 180 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 908.

Highly regarded and active on many performance and outreach fronts, performs in Hyde Park venues and homes and elsewhere. Was founded and run for many years by Hyde Parker Joyce Turner Hilkevitch; then housed at Northeastern Illinois University, now independent again. Go to their website for schedules, or 773 442-4978. Tickets generally $20, $15 student. Local performances resume next fall.

Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street at Lake Shore Drive. 773 684-1414 (general info.), 773 684-9844. www.msichicago.org. David Mosena Dir., Mary Krinock Strat. Initiatives- mary.krinock@msichicago.org, 773 752-6207.
The Museum has launched a capital campaign to renew itself and create a seamless, interactive experience in the Museum, targeted especially at showing the need for the sciences in our everyday lives to students who will need to be recruited into sciences and engineering. Its Center for Science and Education partners with 40 community based organization in this mission, including with $1,000 stipends for needy families for supplies, transportation and lab space. There a host of other programs for youth and others.

Music Teachers of Hyde Park

Elizabeth LaCroix contact. http://www.mthp.org. info@mthp.org. 773 643-9251, 773 324-6250. Besides being a consortium and providing a directory with over 50 area teachers, they hold classes, esp. in summer, and have 4th Monday concerts at Blackstone Library 7:30 pm.

Project Exploration

Project Exploration. 950 E. 61st St. 773 834-7614. Science based teaching (self-discovery) under among others Paul Sereno, the dinosaur man. Not sure if structured during after school hours.

Project Osmosis-Organization of Black Designers Chicago

info@projectosmosis.org
Acquaints and mentors kids into the graphic design field.

Smart Museum of Art
5550 S. Greenwood, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-0200
smartmuseum.uchicago.edu

South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
773 256-0949
www.chicagoparkdistrict.com
Purpose: To provide a variety of cultural programs, professional performances, exhibits, and oriented education and leisure activities for the community including children; serves Avalon, Chatham, Hyde Park, South Shore, and Woodlawn and the whole city.

South Side Parents
P.O. Box 16431, Chicago, IL 607616-6431.
312 842-8936.
www.southsideparents.org, info@southsideparents.org. Angela Gaylord and Josephine Sanders, agaylord@southsideparents.org.

Sutherland Community Arts Initiative

Woodlawn Collaborative
The Woodlawn Collaborative. 6400 S. Kimbark. The Woodlawn Collaborative is establishing an umbrella and a shared space venue and backoffice of students and Chicago South-side residents and organizations to work on collaborative art, intellectual, service and pedagogical initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church (64th St. and Kimbark Ave.) and the U of C. We aim to create a vibrant cultural center, in partnership with students, artists, educators and members of the Woodlawn community, creating ways to intersect art, education, and community service. Please contact us at woodlawn.collaborative@gmail.com to get FAQ. Caitlin, cmkearney12@gmail.com or Matea Varvodic, mvarvodic@gmail.com. http://www.woodlawncollaborative.org. We are now accepting project proposals.
The Woodlawn Collaborative is a shared space of students and Chicago South Side residents for collaborative work on artistic, educational, and community service initiatives, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church and the University of Chicago. The Collaborative aims to created a shared space for arts, education and community empowerment in the Woodlawn neighborhood, to make possible a more critical engagement with the issues that affect participants' lives, and give them the tools to effect meaningful progressive change. In this way, we will serve as the incubator for a new generation of Chicago artists, activists and social thinkers. Programming began in October, 2009. For Youth: arts, music, leadership training, and youth empowerment, based on partner groups. For artists and musicians: these are invited to share their skills through exhibition, workshops, and performance, and later studio space and biweekly musical jam sessions. For Community Members: meeting space, access to resources, partnership opportunities. TWC has spaces, funds being made sustainable, and seek partnerships.
Some partners: Gingarte Capoeira, The Good Lyfe, Hyde Park Community Players, Hyde Park Learning Resource Center, Jelly, Literacy Works, MAGIC, Queers and Associates, Shower Songsters, Southside Together Organizing for Power, Splash!, SDS, Theater as Weapon, UC Dancers, Woodlawn After School Kids Program (WASKP).

For kids and families including Mothers, Fathers: We know there are a great many- see After School and Education Resources pages, also Helpline- here is a sampler:


Baby PhD Childcare Network
Sarah Diwan, phdccn@gmail.com. http://www.babyphd.com. This is a network and connecting service of childcare to preschool providers, funded in part by University of Chicago. Its services include wide ranging programs daily at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.

Chicago Children's Choir- see Cultural Resources-classes.

57th Street Children's Book Fair. (3rd Sunday, 1-6. Site up late July.)

Fathers: The Dovetail Project. thedovetailproject.org. 716 E. 47th St. 2nd floor. 60653. info@thedovetailproject.org. 773 952-4255.
Sheldon Smith, CEO and founder of the Dovetail Project, has been selected as one of CNN’s 20 ‘Heroes of the Year’. The annual honor is bestowed upon “everyday people doing extraordinary things to change the world.”
The Dovetail Project was one of the first organizations to join the core program of the University of Chicago's Community Programs Accelerator, which provides a range of resources to nonprofits whose work improves the health and vitality of mid-South Side neighborhoods.
The Dovetail Project gives young African-American fathers the support they need to be better fathers for their children and better men in their communities by providing them with job opportunities and training, as well as the soft skills needed for parenting. 12 week program.
Learn more about Sheldon Smith and his accomplishments from a CNN Hero video, and find out about the work done by the Dovetail Project.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (5480 S. Kenwood. 773 643-4062)

Hyde Park School of Dance (was Ballet) Union Church and First Unitarian hq)- 64 classes through advanced workshops!) (Office: 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave.) Intriguing info in Nonprofits page! 773 493-8498.

Hyde Park Suzuki Institute
(Temporarily and maybe permanently moved to Augustana Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn. 773 643-1388; 4541 S. Lake Park 773 624-4882. Founded in 1998 by Lucinda Ali of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra 1st violin section. 10 teachers. Notes, dynamics and understanding. Parent participation. Quarterly public concert. 8-12-week sessions, tuition $140 to $600. Preferred email: hpsi@hydeparksuzuki.com.

Hyde Park Youth Symphony.
Director@HPYS.org. 5600 S. Woodlawn, or 1325 E. 50th, 773 667-1393. Catch them at the 57th Children's Book Fair every September.

Joan's Studio for the Performing Arts
(1438 E. 57th 773 493-9288)

Little Black Pearl Arts and Learning Center (1069 E. 47th St. 773 285-1211) For all ages, pref. mixed ages concentrating on dev. skills from babyhood on through song, dance, instruments.

(Marsha's) Music Together (773 288-3815) marshamtog@yahoo.com

Say Salsa. See in After School and Cultural Directory.

Smart Museum's kid's website

Don't forget the park fieldhouses and cultural centers!

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Some Business resources. Visitor centers follows

A new form of community/cooperative funding, used and endorsed by several small businesses in Hyde Park: http://www.lendsquare.com.

Blacks in Green

One focus is to help grow green and sustainable businesses and entrepreneurship- the "benjamins" including with workshops, networking and connections to active green startups and food systems, especially in black Chicago. naomi@blacksingreen.org, http://www.blacksingreen.org.

Bronzeville Visitor Information Center
3501 S. King (Supreme Life), Suite 1.
773.373.2842. or toll free 1.888.782.2942.
Currently in http://www.bronzevilleonline.com. Contact Therese Ferguson.

Chicago Innovation Exchange
An incubator, thought and business startup program of the University of Chicago and many institutional and corporate partners. 1452 E. 53rd St. (Info will be updated)

The Empowerment Experiment.
Former name Ebony Experiment. Was assoc. with Chicago Urban League, may be but now (also?) with Northwestern University Kellogg School Enterprise. Maggie and John Anderson. Seeks to put people in touch with African American businesses esp. in Hyde Park and Bronzeville and to have people shop them. More info being sought. Look for now in http://www.blackenterprise.com and http://www.ebonyexperiment.com.

Hyde Park Angels
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
5807 South Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
http://www.hydeparkangels.com (connect from there).

Advice and help to start up companies- one of the largest such in the Midwest. Includes 135 Booth School students. Managing Director Karin O'Connor (departing). Monthly office hours by appointment.

Harper Court Arts Council
Paula Jones President.
1525 E. 53rd St. Ste 720, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 363-8282.
www.harpercourt.com info@harpercourt.com
The Harper Court Arts Council was established in 1990 originally by Harper Court Foundation as a charitable organization to promote artistic activity in the Hyde Park community. In 2008, with assets from the sale of the Harper Court shopping center, the Council revised its overall grant making purpose to address the dual purposes of supporting both economic development and the arts in Hyde Park and Kenwood.

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce
Now at 1715 E. 55th St. Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 288-0124
www.hydeparkchamberchicago.org, contact@hydeparkchamberchicago.org. Note, both website and email are new.
Executive Director: Wallace E. Goode, Jr. Executive Director: Wallace E. Goode, Jr.
Online and published directory and map. Lots of activities. Over 200 members.

South East Chicago Commission
1511 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-6926. Fax 773 324-6685
Executive Director Wendy Walker-Williams , e-mail wendywilliams@uchicago.edu or secc1@sbcglobal.net. Board President Shirley Newsome.
New website http://www.secc-chicago.org
to identify, initiate and advance a set of common economic and community development priorities that will make these (six) communities even more attractive places for residents to live, learn, work and play. “The SECC is poised to serve as an ambassador,” said Williams. “The Organization also serves as a change agent within the area by bringing together individuals from the community who are dedicated to making these communities safe and prosperous.”
Non-local:

Illinois Alliance for Healthcare Insurance. Specifically for small businesses and nonprofits.

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Digital and Technical (new, to be filled in)

Chicago Digital Access Alliance (new)
December 1, Saturday, 10 am. Chicago Digital Access Alliance is opening its headquarters including Woodlawn Broadband Expansion Partnership L3C,
Southside Broadband Expansion Collaborative. Offering digital literacy training, PC/Technology refurbishing, Community media production, Tech-business incubator, Tech skills training center, and 24-hour CTC/NFP tech support. At 6353 S. Cottage Grove Ave. 312 473-0249. Pierre A. Clark, 312-473-0373
312-970-0249 Cell.
pierreaclark@gmail.com.

Computer repair, classes, resources...

Civic and community (local)

AARP (American Association of Retired People) Midway Chapter #1371. .
Contacts coming. Meets third Thursdays monthly at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn, except Dec. and January, 1-3 pm.
Advocacy; mentoring with Big Brothers/Sisters, Interview life histories in conjunction with Library of Congress and Folklore Society, Voices of Civil Rights (oral history), garden work.

campusCatalyst

An organization that provided Hyde Park nonprofits with business consultation from students in teh college and the Graduate School of Business. See also Community Service Center, Hyde Park Cultual Alliance, various offshoots of Civic Knowledge including Southside Arts and Humanities Network, Sustain Partners...

Chicago Chapter International Interfaith Alliance-TIAF Chicago.
tiafchicago@aol.com

Coalition for Equitable Community Development (Hyde Park-Kenwood)Pat Wilcoxen President. pwilcoxen@comcast.net-- www.hpkcoalition.org. 1525 E. 53rd St. Suite 907, Chicago, IL 60615. Phone pending.
Purpose and Mission:

Promoting an Economically and Racially Diverse Community of Hyde Park-Kenwood, CECD seeks to: Convene resident, faith-based communities, civic, educational, and social organizations, and the business community in planning, guiding, and monitoring housing and related activities that will support the maintenance of an economically and racially diverse community of Hyde Park and Kenwood.

Community Service Center, University of Chicago (UCSC). Ann Chan, Director. Trudi Langendorf, Assoc.
5525 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago IL 60637
(773) 753-GIVE (4483)
http://communityservice.uchicago.edu
Klaas Van Der Wey, Operations Manager, Asst. Dir. David Hays, dhays@uchicago.edu, Program Coordinator Katharine Bierce.
UCSC fosters an active culture of service and partnership between the university and community. Serving 2000 people a year, UCSC facilitates volunteerism, a data base of nonprofit employment, educational programming, and promotes service oriented policy including Service Days. Their big service days are in September-- nonprofits should put in for their students early in the summer.
Summer Links internships in community organizations: David Hays, dhays@uchicago.edu

FAACT
Principle Contacts:
– Ruth M. Fairfax Frazier, MSHSA ~ Founder, Board President & Executive Director, and Radio / Television / Print / Social Media Executive Producer & Host;
– Marshall R. Mathews ~ Board Vice–President, and Radio / Television / Print / Social Media Technical Director & Co–Host; and,
– Annika Frazier–Muhammad ~ Advisory Council Chairperson, and Radio / Television / Print / Social Media Managing Director & Co–Host.

B) Contact Information:
Mailing Address: 1507 E. 53rd Street, Suite 228–B, Chicago, IL 60615
Telephone / Facsimile: 773 / 424–8002
Email: FAACTorg@aol.com?
Website: Under Construction

C) Mission / Vision Statement:
The Forum to Achieve Altruism, Compassion, and Tolerance, the FAACT Organization, offers our diverse, universal community 80+ years of promoting peace, harmony, equality, and social justice for all. FAACT seeks to better inform our global society; improve lives through advocacy and empowerment for people in need; inspire inter–generational cooperation; forward public–private collaborations that benefit humanity; and, encourage public service, volunteerism, and tolerance.

D) Media Outreach:
FAACT: Building Communities ~ Strengthening Nations provides critically acclaimed, dynamic, topical interviews featuring newsmakers, and movers and shakers of all facets of life; and, is accessible globally via the Internet and social media. Streaming Live on CRIS Radio – Tune in every Tuesday evening at 7:30 PM Central Time ~ In addition, on demand topics and episodes are available 24/7 to an international audience through MP3 podcasts in the Archives section of CRIS Radio at: http://chicagolighthouse.org/programs-and-services/independent-living-services/chicagoland-radio-information-service-cris.

Harper Court Arts CouncilPaula Jones President.
1525 E. 53rd St. Ste 720, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 363-8282.
www.harpercourt.com info@harpercourt.com
The Harper Court Arts Council was established in 1990 originally by Harper Court Foundation as a charitable organization to promote artistic activity in the Hyde Park community. In 2008, with assets from the sale of the Harper Court shopping center, the Council revised its overall grant making purpose to address the dual purposes of supporting both economic development and the arts in Hyde Park and Kenwood.

Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council- for up to date find in the Faith Communities page.
1448 E. 52nd Street, Box 117, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 752-1911. Also given as 312 458-9313
.
http://www.hpkifc.org. email hpkifc@hotmail.com.

Organized February 7, 1911. HPKIFC is a 501 c3.
President Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel, VP Rev. Laura Hollinger, VP Rev. John Modschiedler, Secretary Kent Busse, Treasurer Allan Lindrup
Their new website includes:
• A general “Donate” button on the Home page
• Many color photos
• HPKIFC Happenings – Executive Committee, Interfaith Dialogue, Monthly Happenings, Thanksgiving Day Interfaith Worship Service, and the Council By-Laws
• HPKIFC Member Organizations with descriptions of Congregations, Seminaries, and Other Member Organizations – many with links to their websites, and photos from many Congregations
• Services for Poor and Homeless including HPK Hunger Program, Hyde Park Transitional Housing, Sanders Free Medical Clinic, and Angels Outreach – each with a “Donate” button – and Other Programs
• Activities for Children and Youth, and
• Other Social Services
One example of its outreach has been the Community Food Pantry at Union Church 5600 S. Woodlawn: emergency groceries Sats. 10-1; The Open Kitchen at Kenwood United Church of ?Christ, 4608 S. Greenwood: meals at noon Mon.-Fri. Also, Social Justice Committee supports the Transitional Housing Project and the Council holds the Community Thanksgiving Service at Rockefeller Chapel.
Mission/Vision, adopted at the Annual Meeting, June 26, 2007
The Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council is an association of religious and spiritual communities, seminaries and service organizations which intentionally cooperate to foster just and compassionate relationships and interconnections.

Goals:
Promoting mutual understanding and respect through interfaith experiences of sharing, dialogue and learning;
Seeking peace and healing for Hyde Park and Kenwood and the world by strengthening and supporting community service and social and environmental justice efforts.
It is a priority for the Interfaith Council to expand the network of our relationships and to invite individuals and families to participate in our member organizations.
"Founded in 1911, the Interfaith Council is among the oldest interfaith organizations in the nation, and is the recipient of the National Ecumenical Service Recognition Award of the National Council of Churches. Its members agree to respect the integrity of their different faiths and the right to practice their beliefs. The Council is dedicated to projects for the betterment of life in the community and to the struggle for human equality. The purpose of the Association is to provide effective channels for cooperative expression of our shared mission for the care of the community. These channels include: community service, social justice, mutual spiritual enrichment and understanding... We seek ways to offer support in times of need, to witness to values that heal and repair division, and to create interfaith understanding."
Programs: Social Justice Committee, Community Thanksgiving Service.

 

Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce- see above in Business.

The Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee
A programmatic committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
Contact: Sue Purrington, 773 363-4368. President: Lesley Bloch.
www.hydeparkgardenfair.org; www.hydepark.org, Committees, Garden Fair.
Purpose: Beautify the community and promote gardening and green space through volunteers and proceeds of its spring and fall sales at Hyde Park Shopping Center.

Hyde Park Disabilities Task Force
Independent but also a committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, DARE, and the 5th Ward (to be expanded). Being activated under DARE and its website, http://www.hpdare.com. Contact Allison Hartman for information.

Hyde Park Historical Society
5529 S. Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 493-1893
www.hydeparkhistory.org. President: Ruth Knack.
Purpose: To promote historical understanding and preservation in the current Hyde Park and Kenwood and throughout the old Hyde Park Town, 39th t0 130th. Sponsors lectures and exhibits, fairs, prizes and recognitions, website, members publication, preservation monitoring and advocacy; maintains historic building
. See page At the Society.

Hyde Park Interfaith Open Communities, and (different) HP Transitional Housing Project- see under Social.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
1507 E. 53rd St., #404, Chicago, IL 60715
(773) 288-8343
www.hydepark.org. hpkcc@aol.com. Membership form.
President: George Rumseyrumsey@aol.com
Generalist forum and watchdog dedicated to an attractive, secure, diverse and caring community. Details in the Community Nonprofits Organizations page and About and Membership.

Hyde Park Kiwanis- see Kiwanis under K; Lions Club see in Nonprofits page.

Invisible Institute/View from the Ground/Local Human Rights Development Project
Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone. Jamie Kalven. http://www.invisibleinstitute.com, www.viewfromtheground.com. Internet reportage and advocacy including mapping the city related to any abused, including by persons in authority, and left out of society. Human and legal rights and community-building, social/sustainability issues.

Kenwood Improvement Association
Contact Laura Lunn. Check with South East Chicago Commission. 773 324-6926.
To promote, advocate for and underwrite physical improvements in the area roughly Cottage Grove to Lake Park, 47th to 51st. To seek improvement in public safety, in part through CAPS-affiliated block clubs/block captains, to bring neighbors together.

Kenwood Open House Committee
TBA. Executive Director: To be announced
Contacts: start with Robert Dawson, (773) 536-4825 or Margaret Goldstein.
Since the early 1950s has sought to bring neighbors together to promote an interracial community of high standards in community of mostly single family large historic houses. Introduced families during a time of racial change and recruited people from all over to buy properties for single family use when the area was threatened by rooming houses and split ups. Has opposed inappropriate multiple dwelling developments. Was instrumental in creating a city-recognized Kenwood Historic Landmark District in the 1970s, which it oversees with the city, including proposed zoning changes. A highlight has been its progressive dinners in the winter; it also promotes block clubs and works with CAPS.

Hyde Park Kiwanis- disbanding
#13752 of Illinois-East Iowa District, Division 4. Find in http://www.iikiwanis.org, http://www.kiwanis.org. President bigcliff47@hotmail.com, Treasurer Jon Will, Secretary Rosemary Snow, Mail addresss c/o 1507 E. 53rd St. Box 120, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 324-8645, roses92@sbcglobal.net. Jon Will: 1507 E. 53rd St., PMB 120, 60615,
For more information about Kiwanis projects or to participate contact Jon Will at jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Nationally, Kiwanis.org.

Since 1921. We're a group of men and women, business and professional leaders of Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. It is non-sectarian, apolitical an non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!

Purpose: To raise money for charitable purposes locally and nationally, including Christmas gifts for local indigent children, supporting the Neighborhood Club, supporting a camp for disabled children, research in medicine related to children, and the 57th Street Children's Book Fair in September. And it fosters sociality and the business community. Watch for the peanut vendors several times a year-next September 24, 2004. Looking for young additions! Children can enter through the Builders and Key clubs.
"We're a group of men and women in Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. The Hyde Park Club dates from 1921 and is composed of business and professional leaders; it is non-sectarian, apolitical and non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!"
Activities:
-Support Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
-Cosponsor 4th on 53rd July community parade
-Support the Blue Gargoyle Youth Center's Tutorial Program
-Underwrite the board and room costs of a physically handicapped child at Kiwanis Twin Lakes summer camp
-Cosponsor the 57th Street Children's Book Fair
-Prepare food and gift baskets for needy families during the holiday
-Mentor a family from St. Martin De Porres battered women's center going off welfare
-Sponsor and actively support the Kenwood Academy and King High School Key Clubs

A recent activity was taking kids from St. Martin De Porres center to Universoul Circus.

Peanut Days last Friday in September; annual fundraiser for charities and projects in March at Seven Ten Pin.

League of Women Voters/ Chicago /Illinois/ Hyde Park
Local contact: Dorothy Scheff, 5550 South Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60637, 773 753-4647 or Betty Golddiamond also at that address.
Downtown: 332 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 939-5935-President there Esta Kallen, tkandek@aol.com.
www.lwv.org (search by state), www.lwvil.org (state org)
Purpose: To promote citizen participation and integrity in the electoral and civic processes and good government, elucidate public issues. Holds monthly meetings and forums at Montgomery Place. Has held candidate forums.

Older Women's League of Illinois-Hyde Park (OWL)
Chicago Tel. no: 312 347-0011
http://www.owlillinois.org, http://www.owlillinois.org/ch_Hyde_Park.html. Also given to us as Hyde Park Chapter.
Cochairs Judy Roothaan and Ken Schug. Alison Hartman (Illinois Chair) Lorie Rosenblum. E-mail Alice Brown, alice.brown@ameritech.net. Judy Roothan.
The Hyde Park Chapter meets most 1st Saturdays (not July-Sept and 2nd Sat in June), 2 pm (earlier social) at First Unitarian Church (Chris Moore Parlor), 5650 S. Woodlawn.
Open to anyone of all ages. Presents programs and advocates on issues of interest to midlife and older women, and advocates for policy changes on the state and national level. Areas of interest: personal & financial security, health and prescription drugs, image of midlife and older women, access to housing and housing alternatives, ending discrimination against women and the elderly including in the workplace, caregiving, senior friendly and accessible community.

MASK- Mothers Against Senseless Killings
Hyde Park Antiviolence- Safety Group associated with Mothers Against Sensless Killings (MASK), founded by Tamar Manasseh and works in 4 neighborhing communities incl. HP, WP and Woodlawn. One purpose is to organize in conjunction with Hyde Park Neighborhood Club a Summer Anti-Violence Action. Info at getbehindthemask.org, https://www.facebook.com/events/528520080656705/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/safeChicago/

SOUL A coalition of South Side congregations working on issues ranging from violence-safety-policing to affordable housing to the Gold Line proposal. Info pending.
Not to be confused with UC student org. "Students Organized and United with Labor"

South East Chicago Commission
1511 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 324-6926. Fax 773 324-6685
Executive Director: Robert Mason e-mail secc1@sbcglobal.net. President Shirley Newsome.
www.hydeparkchicago.org
Purpose: to monitor and improve public safety, housing, code enforcement and community development and planning. Funded and in part community arm of the University of Chicago. Founded in 1953.

South Side Solidarity Network and S.T.O.P. Also Growing Tree
Separate University of Chicago recognized student organizations concerned with identifying and working collaboratively for the needs of South Side residents, particularly preserving and growing affordable and low income rental housing. Seek to involve students in the surrounding neighborhoods.

UCSC- see Community Service Center, above.

WECAN- Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors
6450 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637
773 288-3000
http://www.wecanwoodlawn.org, info@wecanwoodlawn.org.
Executive Director Mattie Butler
A longstanding advocacy and service organization dedicated to improvement in the Woodlawn neighborhood and mid South and enabling residents to remain their community. Manages three affordable housing buildings and various services.

Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation

822 E. 63rd St. 60637/773 363-4300, 773 324-0619,. Mattie Butler, Executive Director.
http://www.npc-woodlawn.org. contaxct.woodlawnworks.org@gmail.com.
Works with and through Woodlawn Organization,also University of Chicago, LISC New Communities to develop and implement Community Quality of Life Plan. Has a jobs tracking program.
New Communities Program- Dir Erc Puckett. Arvin Strange 883 363-4302.

Zonta International Hyde Park Chapter
Advances the status of women worldwide.

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Hyde Park Disabilities Task Force

A coalition of the 4th and 5th wards, DARE, HPKCC, HP Chamber of Commerce, Older Women's League, SECC, UC Police. It seeks to make Hyde Park businesses accessible to persons with disabilities and their service animals, to improve our paths of mobility, and improve etiquette including with bicycles and autos towards all with limited ability. A Caring Community. Learn more at the hydepark.org Disabilities page, hpdisabilities@aol.com, or 773 363-4368.

Healthcare and Fitness/Wellness

Illinois KidCare and FamilyCare is expanding in conjunction with Jewel-Osco and Illinois Maternal and Child Health Care Coalition. Applications and list of Application Agents: www.kidcareillinois.com or hotline 1-866-4-OUR-KIDS.

A dental collaboration for kids:

Ronald McDonald House Charities and the University of Chicago Hospitals Zoller Dental Clinic, with LaRabida Children's Hospital and the Berman and Hannah Friend Family Health Center bring oral health care services directly to disadvantaged and disabled children via the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Program. (Dental screenings are now required for entering kindergarten, second, and sixth grades under a state program initiated by Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn. Tooth decay is the no. 1 chronic illness in children and of school absences--5 times for common than asthma and 7 time more than hay fever.

The care mobile is an office with 2 fully-equipped exam rooms, digital X-ray, chair lift, medical records, computers, tvs, VCRS for education. Gives exams, cleanings, fluoride treatments, sealants, X-rays, filings, extractions, and info about accessible clinics. Ronald McDonalds bought the van and will provide some funding, Zoller will provide the major funding for the program yearly.

Montgomery Place Retirement Community and Health Care
5550 South Shore Drive. (773) 753-4100. Michael Apa, Director. Not public.

National Teen Test Day.

Provident Hospital of Cook County
500 E. 51st St. 312 572-2000.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Windermere
5548 S. Hyde Park Blvd. (773) 256-5051. Usually by referral only.

United Methodist Community Support Services (division of United Methodist Homes and Services)- satellite office in Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. (Seniors-oriented, this is the group that runs the acclaimed White Crane Wellness Center on the North Side) . They also have a service of reliable home craftsmen, fitness and adult day programs, live-in caregivers, overnight care, personal care and hygiene, housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, companionship, respite care, telephone contact, medication reminder, and escort to doctor or hospital from/at various facilities.

United Methodist Community Support Services is a professional and personal approach to home care, enabling older adults to remain independent and safe in the comfort of their own homes.

Current contact: Pamela Edwards, Service Coordinator, at 1415 W. Foster Ave. 60640. 773 769-5270.

University of Chicago Hospitals and Health Systems
5841 S. Maryland Ave. 773 702-1000. See more below. Note also the Office of Community Affairs, general number. 773 702-0870.
Mitchell Emergency: 702-6250, Peds Emergency: 7-2-6269, Dean/Sexual Assault/Therapist on call-773 835-HELP (4357)
Student Care Center-routine 773 702-4156, SCC Nurse Advice 73 702-1915, Physician on call after hours 773 702-6840 http://scc.uchicago.edu
Comer Children's Hospital website coming: http://www.uchicagokidshospital.org
Ronald McDonald House temporary home will be 745 E. 57th St.

Vitas Healthcare. 1424 E. 53rd st. Bereavement, life-enrichment, patient care provided. Volunteers needed. 708- 283-6230.

There are several dental, eye care, and kidney dialysis facilities in the local community, but the only outreach clinics are two in the University of Chicago Health System: sports health at Bally Sports, 1301 E. 47th, and

Windermere Senior Health Center (Manus Dental, geriatrics, memory), 5549 S. Cornell Ave., (773) 684-5702.

U of C Hospitals has a Home Care division.

Others: (most support groups are in Helpline page.)

The Childbirth Collective. Meets 1st Saturdays at 5131 S. Dorchester: mamaloo37@yahoo.com.

Hearty Healthy Hyde Park will meet 3rd Thursdays in the Hyde Park Co-op lower meeting room. schuttcr@aol.com.

Hyde Park La Leche League. Meets on occasional Fridays, 10 am, about breastfeeding issues at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. 773 538-6128.

Stay Young 4Ever Inc. Fitness classes, nonprofit. Laverne V. Young. 773 610-1052, TheLeaderInFitness@yahoo.com.

WECAN- Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors
6450 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637
773 288-3000
http://www.wecanwoodlawn.org, info@wecanwoodlawn.org.
Executive Director Mattie Butler
A longstanding advocacy and service organization dedicated to improvement in the Woodlawn neighborhood and mid South and enabling residents to remain their community. Manages three affordable housing buildings and various services.

More in Help Line page.

Help via request-and contribution

Benevolent. Megan Kashner. http://www.benevolent.net.
Benevolent connects people who face hurdles along their path to stability with people who can help- a platform for direct connection with mutual dignity and self-determination. It is closer to kickstarter than such orgs. as Transitional Housing or Village. You list your need or project and state how much you need, like to buy a car to get to work or tuition. Has fulfilled many requests already.

Social, family, seniors and other service providers or supporters

More in Help Line, incl. for Seniors. (Pets see below)

Affinity Community Services. Hyde Park-based, includes especially to African-American lesbians. Meets (first?) Wednesdays at First Unitarian.

AARP local chapter- see in civic; they have social services as well.

Affinity Community Services. with UCAN (separated from Youth Pride Services.) 5650 S. Woodlawn. ?773-559-1751. Kim Hunt dir. Holds drop in nights for mentoring and school work for youth of gay, lesbian, trans or questioning affinity, aged 14-19-1st and 3rd Mondays 4-8, will increase to M-Th. Also Lesbian and bi moms roundtable, UCAN transitioning homeless youth to safe homes (wadeb@ucanchicago.org, 312 738-5966-Uhlich Children's Advantage Network (UCAN) is a multi-faceted social service agency which serves more than 12,000 children, youth and families in Illinois each year.
www.ucanchicago.org).

Better World Books. Better World Books works locally to hold book drives near the end of college spring terms to give to Nonprofits and service organizations. www.betterworldbook.com, yanna@betterworldbooks.com, 773 655-3842.

Blackstone Bicycle Works and The Experimental Station- more at Experimental.

6100 S. Blackstone. Dan Peterman, President, Connie Spreen, Treasurer. 773 241-5458.

They cross boundaries as they engage youth, teaching real skills and responsibility alongside academic engagement (to aim toward college and business), serving as safe haven, and giving hope and sense of achievement. It currently has 24 regular enrollees and several taking"just in time learning."
The Experimental Station is like a commune for incubator and successful businesses, arts, environmental (especially) , and education programs. Heavily engaged are the University of Chicago Service Center, Civic Knowledge, summer Links, BSD and more.and the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Volunteers welcome! Winterization classes.

Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens (CARC)- See Envision Unlimited.

Chicago Child Care Society, 5467 S. University, 773 256-2452 or 773 643-0452.
Director Nancy Johnstone. Board President Nekesa Josey. Development Erin C. Walton, 773 256-2459, ewalton@cccsociety.org. Co-dir. Deb Hagman-Shannon.
Since 1849, Chicago's and Hyde Park's oldest child welfare agency. To safeguard vulnerable children and reinforce their families' stability.
Child and Family Development Center serves 2-5s in Community Day Care for working parents. There is also Homeless Day Care and Protective Day Care. Takes both community and DCFS kids including pick up to and from shelters.
Clinical family services such as foster care and adoptions. Licensed therapists. Next Step program prepares teenage mothers with one child for college.
Feeds and clothes homeless families, also toys, cribs, bikes, snow gear, strollers. --call for schedule.
Works also with Great Lakes Naval Station social agency--sailors come down here to help.

From CCCS: Our mission statement: CCCS exists to protect vulnerable children and
strengthen their families. We strive to be among the premier providers
of high quality and effective child welfare services. We serve both
children and families in the following programs:

* Child and Family Development Center (CFDC): day care program
with children between ages of 2 to 5 years old.

* Counseling program: family oriented counseling for the
agency's foster care programs and the CFDC program.

* Education Support Program: provides services to children who
are experiencing academic, behavioral and attendance difficulties and
are at risk of expulsion or dropping out of school.

* The Extended Family Support Program provides short term
support to individuals caring for related children.

* The Teen Alliance Program: provides DCFS wards with a unique
foster care experience.

* The Safe Life Program: is an HIV/AIDS prevention and education
program aimed at providing information to adolescents about sexually
transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.

* The Teen Parenting Initiative Program serves pregnant and
parenting teens that are enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools.

* The Next Step Program is a college readiness program with
mentoring support for high school mothers with one child.

In 2008 CCCS launched the Teen Alliance Program, designed to help girls 14-20, especially those falling through the cracks of multiple placements in foster care and needing intensive care and support. It specifically seeks professional full-time foster parents, and includes support groups, according to Curt Holderfield, director of clinical services. 773 643-0452.

Chicago Housing Choice Voucher Program
www.chacinc.com. Claims to be the most complete and accurate source of information on the Chicago Housing Choice Voucher Program: how the program works, benefits, upcoming workshops and seminars, properties for rent-on-line, downloadable resource materials, links to training, property and affordable housing resources, more.

Chicago Hyde Park Village- see Hyde Park Village

The Church Home. See Montgomery Place

Common Threads
345 N. Canal St. 1601, Chicago, IL 60606.
(312) 876-1289

www.commonthreads.org
Executive Director Linda Novak O'Keefe. Founder and President Al Smith (Oprah's chef)
Recently starting programs in Hyde Park, this organization is starting classes in cooking, gardening, art, movement and more at St. Paul and the Redeemer and eventually in the former Shiloh Baptist church, bought and under renovation by founder Al Smith. Purpose is to stimulate connectivity, growth, appreciation for diverse peoples in children- children who will want to effect change--using food, education, arts as vehicles for change.

Community Service Center, University of Chicago (UCSC)
5525 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago IL 60637
(773) 753-GIVE (4483)
http://communityservice.uchicago.edu
Director: Wallace Goode. Assistants include David Hays
UCSC fosters an active culture of service and partnership between the university and community. Serving 2000 people a year, UCSC facilitates volunteerism, a data base of nonprofit employment, educational programming, and promotes service oriented policy including Service Days.
Summer Links internships in community organizations: David Hays, dhays@uchicago.edu

The Cookie Ministry
Meets at Meadville/Lombard Theological School to assemble for holiday distribution homemade and bought cookies for homeless and working poor. 773 667-0670.

Cremation Society of Illinois
1374 E. 53rd Street
(773) 752-6400. Often not there: try the W. Addison no. (773) 281-5058
Much more affordable than any other kind of mortuary service; once paid you're done. Also complete service such as notifications for death certificate, complete body handling.

D.A.R.E.- Disabled Adult Residential Enterprises
1616 E. 55th St. 773 667-7313. dare.property@yahoo.com. http://www.hpdare.com.

Envision Unlimited
Main address: 8 S. Michigan Ave. Suite 1700, Chicago, Illinois 60603 312.346.6230. Kristin V. McRAE, President and CEO. Betty Jackson, VP.
http://www.carc.info http://www.envisionchicago.org.
Eve
lyn Nelson School, Foster Parent Program and other services and housing (Community Integrated Living Arrangements) for mentally and other disabled: 5333 S. Greenwood. 773 241-5700; Hyde Park 773 358-6951, 773 358-6942 Donna Cain.

Experimental Station community center and Blackstone Bicycle Works
6100 S. Blackstone (some at 6100 Dorchester). Connie Spreen, Dan Peterman. www.experimentalstation.org, info@experimentalstation.org.

Dedicated to developing community resources, services, and self-reliance--food, educational, art, and more, in conjunction with a host of community and university groups and organizations. Community Garden, Farmer's Market, environmental sustainability projects, recycling, art exhibits, Blackstone Bicycle Works teaching kids both personal self-reliance skills and trades, more. Community space.

They cross boundaries as they engage youth, teaching real skills and responsibility alongside academic engagement (to aim toward college and business), serving as safe haven, and giving hope and sense of achievement. It currently has 24 regular enrollees and several taking"just in time learning."
The Experimental Station is like a commune for incubator and successful businesses, arts, environmental (especially) , and education programs. Heavily engaged are the University of Chicago Service Center, Civic Knowledge, summer Links, BSD and more.and the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Volunteers welcome! Winterization classes.

Family Resource Center at University Church
5655 S. University. 773 363-8142. Contact University Church, www.UniversityChurchChicago.org.

Feed the People Open Kitchen (See also Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council for more contacts and website.)
4608 S. Greenwood Ave.
Rev. Leroy Sanders, (773) 373-2861
Noontime meals 5 times a week. Volunteers needed.

Greater Chicago Food Depository.
4100 W. Ann Lurie Pl. (773) 247-3663. www.chicagofoodbank.org
A not-for-profit food distribution center trying to end hunger in the community by distributing donated and purchased food through a network of 600 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters. Information on how to start a food drive is available. See also below, Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council Pantry and Open Kitchen

Help Is Here, Inc. Home Care Service Options
Marthenal Bailey. 1525 E. 53rd St., 4th Floor. (773) 324-1550, 1 800-355-9972.
Home Care Services include certified nursing assistants, personal care assistants (from grooming to escort), care management, nurse consultants, homemakers. Assisted living package, complimentary referral service. Mission: to provide affordable, quality home care options while conscientiously caring for those we serve with mutual dignity and respect.

Housing- see following item.

Hyde Park Cluster of Interfaith Open Communities,- More info. in Nonprofit orgs.
Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project (see under Hyde Park Transitional) and Lawyer's Committee for Better Housing, Inc. HomeSharing Program
Local and parent: http://iocillinois.org
A faith-based coalition of the social action committees of several congregations, including First Unitarian, St. Thomas The Apostle, University Church, and K.A.M. Isaiah-Israel. The Hyde Park Cluster is part of Interfaith Open Communities, a coalition of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago, Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, and Protestants for the Common Good.

??Meets 2nd Mondays 8 pm at St. Thomas, 5467 S. Woodlawn.

Homesharing:

Melody Geraci, HomeSharing Program Coordinator, Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing, 220 S. State St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60604, Program phone 773 627-8201, Downtown 312 347-7600, homesharing@lcbh.org

(A U of C Harris School student org. working on affordability is Community and Economic Development Organization.)

Purpose: To promote affordable and needy housing and provide transitional housing services on the South Side, modeled on the mentoring services of Bridge Communities in DuPage County.

Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council- Community (or Hyde Park)
1448 E. 53rd Street, Chicago, IL 60615 (HP/KIFC address, but also given is 5745 S. Blackstone)
(773) 752-1911
www.uchicago.edu/aff/upcm/council/

Hyde Park and Kenwood Community Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen--a program of the Hyde Park Union Church. (Programs at HPUnion Church 5600 S. Woodlawn and Kenwood United Church of Christ--more in Helpline.)

The Pantry distributes emergency supplies and groceries to residents living between 39th and 60th, Cottage to the lake Saturdays 10 am-1 pm. Volunteers help package, recycle, clean do clerical.
The Kitchen serves hot meals at noon Mon.-Fri. at 4608 S. Greenwood Ave (Kenwood United Church of Christ- Rev. Leroy Sanders (773) 373-2861).
Send donations to 5745 S. Blackstone Ave. http://www.hpuc.org- find Hunger Programs.

The Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee
A programmatic committee of the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference
Contact: Sue Purrington, 773 363-4368. President: Lesley Bloch.
www.hydeparkgardenfair.org, www.hydepark.org, Committees, Garden Fair.
Purpose: Beautify the community and promote gardening and green space through volunteers and proceeds of its spring and fall sales at Hyde Park Shopping Center and a winter lecture series.

Hyde Park Kiwanis (chapter closing)
President Camille Hamilton-Doyle, treasurer Jon Will.
1507 E. 53rd St., PMB 120, Chicago IL 60615, 773 643-8089.
For more information about Kiwanis projects or to participate contact Jon Will at jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Nationally, Kiwanis.org.
Purpose: To raise money for charitable purposes locally and nationally, including Christmas gifts for local indigent children, supporting the Neighborhood Club, supporting a camp for disabled children, research in medicine related to children, and the 57th Street Children's Book Fair in September. It takes disadvantaged kids to special events. And it fosters sociality and the business community. Children are welcome to participate and join Builders Club and Key Club. Watch for the peanut vendors several times a year. Looking for young additions! Meets 1st (not in summer? 3rd) Tuesdays at noon usually at Hyde Park Ramada Inn, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive.
Late Sept. is peanut day. March: annual fundraiser at Seven Ten Split bowling.

More info in Collaborers in the Community.

"We're a group of men and women in Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. The Hyde Park Club dates from 1921 and is composed of business and professional leaders; it is non-sectarian, apolitical and non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!"
Activities:
-Support Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
-Cosponsor 4th on 53rd July community parade
-Support the Blue Gargoyle Youth Center's Tutorial Program
-Underwrite the board and room costs of a physically handicapped child at Kiwanis Twin Lakes summer camp
-Cosponsor the 57th Street Children's Book Fair
-Prepare food and gift baskets for needy families during the holiday
-Mentor a family from St. Martin De Porres battered women's center going off welfare
-Sponsor and actively support the Kenwood Academy and King High School Key Clubs

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
5480 S. Kenwood Avenue
(773) 643-4062, Fax (773) 643-4262
Executive Director: interim Jennifer Bosch, President: Bethany Pickens. Dev. and outreach Beth Parker. Children Abigail Hymen.

www.hpnclub.org.
email@hpnclub.org. jennifer.bosch@hpnclub.org
Purpose: To provide social and recreational services through its facilities and programs. Includes senior and other daycare. Features a variety of programs including recreation and fitness, crafts, education for toddlers, children, teens, adults, seniors, pets and the community. More information in Collaborers.

(Hyde Park) Jewish Community Centers of Chicago (JCC)
5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 753-3080. Sports: Brian Latman, 773 753-3080 x203 or ask for Camping and Youth Services.
www.jccofchicago.org/ , slubof@jccofchicago.org
Purpose: Our facilities and programs accommodate a variety of social, educational and recreational needs and interests. Supported by Hyde Park Council of Jewish Organizations and Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation. Programs include gym with league-competing youth and adult bball and vball teams, bowling, ice skating classes, activity rooms, L'dor V'dor program connecting students with seniors, activity rooms, classes on writing, literature/books, cinema... Some activities may be considered pricey.

Hyde Park Kiwanis- see Kiwanis

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

5480 S. Kenwood Avenue
(773) 643-4062, Fax (773) 643-4262
Executive Director: Sarah Diwan. Media Miriam Sierig. President: Bethany Pickens. Youth and other programs Blair Root.
www.hpnclub.org.
email@hpnclub.org. Purpose: To provide social and recreational services to youth and children from birth through high school through its facilities and programs. Features a variety of programs including recreation and fitness, crafts, education for toddlers, children, teens.

In 2010, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club proudly celebrates the beginning of its second century of vital service to Hyde Park and the south side of Chicago. HPNC strengthens our community and fosters individual development by complementing and enriching classroom learning for children and youth and by promoting social interaction and wellbeing among seniors. Each day, more than 300 people participate in HPNC programs. This is truly a place “where generations grow together.” Space in the HPNC headquarters, which includes a community garden, is available for rental. HPNC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Hyde Park S.A.V.E/Hyde Park Sexual Assault and Violence Educators
Nissa Thompson
773-834-5177. hyde_park_save@yahoo.com.

Hyde Park Transitional Housing Project

President Rev. Devin Shepard McLachlan. 1507 E. 53rd St. #618. Currently meeting 3rd Mon. 7 pm at Augustana Lutheran. 773 595-4921. hpthp@yahoo.com. THP website, http://www.HPTHP.org.
Coordinator and Case Manager Laura Matthews and Keaylah PenElle.
Download brochure from their website.

For more information visit the hydepark.org Ending Homelessness page and the Affordable Housing Information page. A quarterly brochure is available.
Helps families become self sustaining in mentored housing settings for up to two years. Volunteers needed and trained.

Hyde Park Village- now Chicago Hyde Park Village

Sammie Dortch, Interim Exec. Dir.; Sue Alitto, chair and President; Roger Huff, treasurer. c/o Augustana Church, 5550 S. Woodlawn. THE WEBSITE IS http://www.chpv.org.
Access if signed up http://groups.google.com/group/hyde-park-village or hydeparkvillage@googlegroups.com.To opt into new related google group: http://hpvillage.org/subscribe or http://groups.google.com/group/HydeParkVillage/subscribe or
jay.mulberry@hpvillage.org or jaymulberry@gmail.com about/to join.
A group in formation to provide one-call mutual services and supports and more for seniors.

JCC- see above under Hyde Park Jewish...

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization
1238 E. 46th Street, Chicago IL 60653
(773) 548-7500. Director Jay Travis
Purpose: To foster the interests and help residents of the area.

Includes welfare-to-work, emergency food pantry M-F 8:30-5, home repair for senior citizens and disabled.

Hyde Park Kiwanis

#13752 of Illinois-East Iowa District, Division 4. Find in http://www.iikiwanis.org, http://www.kiwanis.org. President Marianne Bagnola, Vice President Camille Hamilton-Doyle, Treasurer Jon Will, Secretary Rosemary Snow, Contact Rosemary Snow: Mail all including contributions to Kiwanis of Hyde Park, c/o 1507 E. 53rd St. Box 120, Chicago, IL 60615. 773 324-8645, roses92@sbcglobal.net. Jon Will: 1507 E. 53rd St., PMB 120, 60615, 773-643-8089, Fax 773 643-8091, jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Call Wally Jonas at 773 955-5035. Illinois-East Iowa District Governor Kevin McConnell, governor@iikiwanis.org.
For more information about Kiwanis projects or to participate contact Jon Will at jnwassoc@sbcglobal.net. Nationally, Kiwanis.org.
Meets most 1st and 3rdTuesdays, 12 pm, Ramada Inn, 4900 S. Lake Shore Drive. Call 324-8645.

Since 1921. We're a group of men and women, business and professional leaders of Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. It is non-sectarian, apolitical an non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!

Purpose: To raise money for charitable purposes locally and nationally, including Christmas gifts for local indigent children, supporting the Neighborhood Club, supporting a camp for disabled children, research in medicine related to children, and the 57th Street Children's Book Fair in September. And it fosters sociality and the business community. Watch for the peanut vendors several times a year-next September 24, 2004. Looking for young additions! Children can enter through the Builders and Key clubs.
"We're a group of men and women in Hyde Park who are members of a world-wide service organization founded in 1916. The Hyde Park Club dates from 1921 and is composed of business and professional leaders; it is non-sectarian, apolitical and non-discriminatory. Our cause: to serve kids!"
Activities:
-Support Hyde Park Neighborhood Club
-Cosponsor 4th on 53rd July community parade
-Support the Blue Gargoyle Youth Center's Tutorial Program
-Underwrite the board and room costs of a physically handicapped child at Kiwanis Twin Lakes summer camp
-Cosponsor the 57th Street Children's Book Fair
-Prepare food and gift baskets for needy families during the holiday
-Mentor a family from St. Martin De Porres battered women's center going off welfare
-Sponsor and actively support the Kenwood Academy and King High School Key Clubs

A recent activity was taking kids from St. Martin De Porres center to Universoul Circus.

Peanut Days, annual fundraiser for charities and projects in March at Seven Ten Pin.

(Chicago) Hyde Park Village
Helping people age successfully in place

Telephone:
•The office--773-363-1933. Website incl. calendar- http://www.chpv.org
•Susan Alitto--773-752-6587 or 773-485-3643 or salitto@gmail.com
•Sammie Dortch--773-643-5101 or sdortchassociates@gmail.com, or sdortch@ccc.edu
Office: Chicago Hyde Park Village, 5500 S. Woodlawn, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60637 (in Augustana Lutheran Church)

•Late last Fall we had a very successful Mexican Fiesta fundraiser, thanks to Carol Cross, who opened up her condo and collection of Mexican folk art and provided a delicious Mexican dinner.
•New and old friends joined us at several social and informational programs over the Spring:
•movies, snacks and conversation
•discussions on medical, end of life issues and healthy life styles
•an interactive talk on travel to exotic places in photos and poetry
•We have an office and telephone!
•5500 S. Woodlawn Ave (Augustana Lutheran Church, 2nd floor, accessible by elevator)
•773-363-1933
•Set up and decorated with donated furniture and art work by enterprising and creative interns from Harold Washington College.
•We held 3 highly successful Drop-In programs with help and collaboration from some U of C students and some seed money from Mather LifeWays.
•Our google group continues to grow and several neighbors have been helping each other with visits, rides and shopping.
•Several neighbors have demonstrated their support and eagerness for Chicago Hyde Park Village with donations and Pre-Launch deposits. Pre-Launch funds are a risk-free deposit that we hold in a separate bank account awaiting our official opening (this fall hopefully!) and the depositors' decisions on whether to join.
•Montgomery Place is sponsoring a U of C summer intern and sharing him with us and the Hyde Park Herald. Watch for Andrew Holzman's articles in The Herald, a blog on aging issues, a CHPV Newsletter, and more!

In the meantime, our hard working board continues to build out our Village structure and plan more fund-raisers and Drop-Ins. It would greatly speed things along if we could raise enough money to hire at least a part-time Executive Coordinator to help manage and coordinate daily operations. We are incorporated as a Not For Profit and have tax exempt status through our fiscal agent. We welcome contributions toward:

•Continuation of the Drop-In program (biweekly starting July10, 10:30am -1:30pm, 5500 S. Woodlawn)
•Setting up our organizational structure:
•the part-time coordinator
•volunteer recruitment, vetting and training
•service vetting
•marketing
•Planning future programs

Anyone who would like to consider supporting the effort with a tax deductible contribution, a pre-launch deposit, or by joining one of the working committee (e.g.,service, volunteers, programs), please contact us at above.

Living Room Cafe
806 E. 64th St., 773 63-6018.
Executive Dir. Christopher Persons. Run by Inspiration Corporation.
Recently reopened in larger quarters, this center not only offers two dinners and two breakfasts a week for homeless, but also full case management services to participants. To graduate, guests must find stable housing and a source of income. The program offers steady employment and training, after-school program or kids, recreational activities, employment services through Inspiration Corporation, and support groups (AA, NA). Stresses the how of services, how to treat people, heal, reaffirmation of self-worth and dignity.

Lotus Living Wholeness Center
1715 E. 55th St. 312 493-8766. lotusliving@zeronet.net. www. lotusliving.homestead.com
Truly comprehensive approaches to wellness includes all-around S.T.O.P Self Protection Classes ($120 for 8 weeks)--goes well with your WhistleSTOP Whistle! which may be available to the classes.

Montgomery Place The Church Home, Community Health Care, and Retirement Home
5550 South Shore Drive. (773) 753-4100
Dr. Robert Petite, Exec. Director

Provides a broad range of services, care and living both in-house and through extension.

Older Women's League of Illinois (OWL)
Chicago Tel. no: 312 347-0011
http://www.wnkhome.northstarnet.org/owlill/
Hyde Park Chapter: Vi Uretz, Lorie Rosenblum. E-mail Alice Brown, alice.brown@ameritech.net. Judy Roothan.
Southeast Chapter: Irene Nelson, 773 324-0681, Vera Clark, 773 221-1147. Meets at Atlas Srs. Center, 1767 E. 79th St. 1st Saturdays at 10 am.
Open to anyone of all ages. Presents programs and advocates on issues of interest to midlife and older women, and advocates for policy changes on the state and national level. Areas of interest: personal & financial security, health and prescription drugs, image of midlife and older women, access to housing and housing alternatives, ending discrimination against women and the elderly including in the workplace, caregiving.

One Hope United.
707 E. 47th Street, Chicago, IL 60653, 312 949-5500, http://www.onehopeunited.org. Tajuana Rice program coordinator. Licensed child welfare and family service including residential and outpatient serving over 15,000 children and families. Two-by-two mentoring program for 11-18's to improve school performance included.

Open Communities Cluster see Hyde Park Interfaith Cluster....

Options for Youth. http://options4youth.org. Among other missions is helping and counseling high school girls who have become pregnant to not become so again and re staying in school and boys about safe and responsible sex, plus other programs for youth. Serving for over 20 years. In various schools through city and suburbs including South Side. Locations 4222 N. Ravenswood, 773 525-4679 and 5646 S. Kimbark, 773 324-9744. Nancy Mosena, President. New website under development.

Rape Victims Advocates of Hyde Park
http://www.rapevictimsadvocates.org, volunteers@rapevictimsadvocates.org attn: Volunteer Coordinator Christel.

The Resource Center
222 E. 135th Street, 70727. (773) 821-1351, fax (773) 821-7462.
http://www.resourcecenterchicago.org e-mail info@resourcecenterchicago.org ken@resourcecenterchicago.org.
Ken Dun's project-become-business was of the first comprehensive recycler's and green-practice organizations and businesses in the country, it has moved from just south of Hyde Park to 135th with a satellite at 75th and Dorchester or Woodlawn (?). Programs/facilities include Blackstone Bicycle Works that teaches kids bicycle repair and recovery, CHA Recycling, City Farm, Community-Municipal-Business Recycling (including the truck that plys Hyde Park), Creative Rec sources Warehouse (including reusing school books), Items for Sale, and Urban Composting and Community Gardening.

Ronald McDonald House
5736 S. Drexel. (773) 324-5437 (KIDS)
rmhuoc@aol.com
A service of Ronald McDonald Charities and the University of Chicago Children's Hospital. Provides lodging and services for parents of children at the Hospital, other child life services. Volunteers needs for a host of tasks incl. cooking.

St. Martin de Porres House of Hope
6423 S. Woodlawn. (773) 643-5843
Battered women and children shelter and services incl. job training, child care, tutoring, GED, substance abuse rehab. Volunteers esp for tutoring children, taking them on outings, visiting the women. Food, clothing, and monetary donations welcome (canned and boxed food and baking supplies).

South Side Sexual Assault and Violence Educators. Kavitha at kselv@uchicago.edu, 724 679-7249.

The It's Time Organization (TITO)

Bill Lowry, President. (no contact info avail. try ward office)
Funds or partners with civic and anti-violence programs such as Quad Communities Development Corporation's Chi Anti Vi, BUILD (Broader Urban Involvement and Leadership Development) which engages at risk youth in anti-violence and after school recereational programs. TITO will bring them to the 3rd, 4th, and 5th Wards initially. Works withthe aldermen, Cook County, and the Mayors Office.

Three Pillars Wellness Center
1516 E. 53rd Street. 773 363-7607.
Fitness, health and alternative training and foods.

United Methodist Community Support Services (division of United Methodist Homes and Services)- satellite office in Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn. (Seniors-oriented, this is the group that runs the acclaimed White Crane Wellness Center on the North Side) . They also have a service of reliable home craftsmen, fitness and adult day programs, live-in caregivers, overnight care, personal care and hygiene, housekeeping and laundry, meal preparation, grocery shopping, companionship, respite care, telephone contact, medication reminder, and escort to doctor or hospital from/at various facilities.

United Methodist Community Support Services is a professional and personal approach to home care, enabling older adults to remain independent and safe in the comfort of their own homes.

Current contact: Pamela Edwards, Service Coordinator, at 1415 W. Foster Ave. 60640. 773 769-5270.

University of Chicago. See relevant urls in Neighborhood Links page, Public Safety.
Mitchell Emergency: 702-6250, Peds Emergency: 7-2-6269, Dean/Sexual Assault/Therapist on call-773 835-HELP (4357)
Student Care Center-routine 773 702-4156, SCC Nurse Advice 73 702-1915, Physician on call after hours 773 702-6840 http://scc.uchicago.edu.

University of Chicago Hospitals. See at top of this section.

University of Chicago Service League
www.ucserviceleague.org (in development) More information awaited.

Urban Life Center
1515 E. 52nd Place, other locations, Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 667-6419, others
Purpose: Counseling and other social services

Urban Life Center
Valerie Wallace, Administrative Director.
1515 E. 52nd Place, other locations, Chicago, IL 60615. 1-800-747-6059, (773) 667-6419, others. fax: (773) 363-1150.
http://www.urbanlifecenter.org.
Purpose: Counseling and other social services. Celebrating 35 years in June 2006.
We're a nonprofit experiential educational organization in Hyde Park.
Urban Life Center engages college students with Chicago's diverse communities through innovative seminars and internships, expanding the traditional classroom through an experience-based, first-voices pedagogy.
Urban Life Center also designs day to week-long LearnChicago! tours and workshops to teach groups about the city's cultures and communities.

We the People, ...Media, ...Social Service
2411 S. Ashland, 773 529-9900, Social Service 800 548-9343
www.wethepeoplemedia.org
Gabriel Piemonte one conc tact.
A wide range of South Side programs from social, training and informational to coalition building and advocacy
.

WECAN- Woodlawn East Community and Neighbors
6450 S. Stony Island Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60637
773 288-3000
http://www.wecanwoodlawn.org, info@wecanwoodlawn.org.
Executive Director Mattie Butler
A longstanding advocacy and service organization dedicated to improvement in the Woodlawn neighborhood and mid South and enabling residents to remain their community. Manages three affordable housing buildings and various services.

The Woodlawn Organization

Program Sites:
Anchor House-Family Preservation
1230 West 76th Street, Chicago, IL , ph#: 773.651.0027

Service Connector
1508 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.256.2900

Community Office
1512 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.363.8864

Entry House
1447 East 65th Street, Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.493.6116

Family Life Center
1510 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.752.0911

Infant Day Care
1445 East 63rd Street, Chicago, IL , ph#: 773.324.5880

WECDC
950 East 61st Street , Chicago, IL, ph#: 773.667.3300

Youth Pride Center Services

Youth Pride Center. Youth of gay etc. affiliation or questioning. Serves c. 200 ages 13-19 from HP Neighborhood Club and 4950 S. Dorchester. Includes "University" life readiness by age 21, support groups, Frankie the Magazine, YPC Entertainment (which brings in performing artists from major schools and theaters) , advocacy Foundation, trips to affiliate clubs/programs in other cities and other parts of Chicago. Engagement in school, commitment required. 5480 S. Kenwood, 773 382-0511, youthpridecenter@gmail.com for full prospectus.

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Military families needs

The U.S. Army has opened up offices, for example in the General Jones Armory at 5200 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, to help support, inform and serve soldiers deployed from this and like facilities and their families. It's the Family Readiness Group.

"These are young men and women who have left their jobs, in some cases their schools, and their families to serve their country overseas for the next year. Family members are left here trying to cope not only with fear, but sometimes with financial problems, with health problems, with family crisis..." It's staffed entirely with volunteers. Needed: people to talk to the soldiers and family members, help with shopping trips,...

Karen Hunt, 708-753-1803 or ispy78@aol.com

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Child Welfare- more in just for kids and parents below.

See also Education Resources, preschool, tutoring

Illinois KidCare and FamilyCare is expanding in conjunction with Jewel-Osco and Illinois Maternal and Child Health Care Coalition. Applications and list of Application Agents: www.kidcareillinois.com or hotline 1-866-4-OUR-KIDS.

Baby Ph.D.
Sarah Diwan, phdccn@gmail.com. This is a network and connecting service of childcare to preschool providers, funded in part by University of Chicago. Its services include wide ranging programs daily at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club.
Baby PhD offers bi-weekly networking meetings"Finding Quality Child Care" starting Monday, Dec. 20 6:30 pm intended to bring together parents and caregivers seeking employment.
Dorchester and infant-toddler at 5415 Harper 773 684-8920, www.babyphd.com. Baby Ph.D. recently received a large grant for the University of Chicago to set up a Resource Center for providers and parents of home-based child care. Many kinds of training, supplies, support groups, access to babysitters and more will be developed for the Harper Court store and new home-based care center will be developed in surrounding communities.

Centers for New Horizons. Includes childcare centers,in a wide section of the mid-South. HQ. 4150 S. King Drive, 773 373-5700.

Chicago Association of Retarded Citizens (CARC). Evelyn Nelson School, Foster Parent Program
5333 S. Greenwood. 773 241-5700.

Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS)
5467 S. University Avenue. 773 643-0452. http://www.cccsociety.org
Executive Director Nancy Johnstone. Development Erin C. Walton, 773 256-2459, ewalton@cccsociety.org. Director of Clinical Family Services Curt Holderfield.
Since 1849, when established as an orphanage after the great cholera epidemic, CCCS is Chicago's and Hyde Park's oldest child welfare agency. To safeguard vulnerable children and reinforce their families first is their aim. Recently received a major grant from the University of Chicago.
Child and Family Development Center serves 2-5s in Community Day Care for working parents. There is also Homeless Day Care and Protective Day Care. Takes both community and DCFS kids including pick up to and from shelters. "
Clinical family services such as foster care and adoptions. Licensed therapists. No longer offers adoption services.
Next Step program prepares teenage mothers and dads for college. Collects toys for its and neighborhood kids in late fall.

From CCCS: Our mission statement: CCCS exists to protect vulnerable children and
strengthen their families. We strive to be among the premier providers
of high quality and effective child welfare services. We serve both
children and families in the following programs:

* Child and Family Development Center (CFDC): day care program
with children between ages of 2 to 5 years old.

* Counseling program: family oriented counseling for the
agency's foster care programs and the CFDC program.

* Education Support Program: provides services to children who
are experiencing academic, behavioral and attendance difficulties and
are at risk of expulsion or dropping out of school.

* The Extended Family Support Program provides short term
support to individuals caring for related children.

* The Teen Alliance Program: provides DCFS wards with a unique
foster care experience.

* The Safe Life Program: is an HIV/AIDS prevention and education
program aimed at providing information to adolescents about sexually
transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.

* The Teen Parenting Initiative Program serves pregnant and
parenting teens that are enrolled in the Chicago Public Schools.

* The Next Step Program is a college readiness program with
mentoring support for high school mothers with one child.

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club

5480 S. Kenwood Avenue

(773) 643-4062, Fax (773) 643-4262
Executive Director: Sarah Diwan. Media Miriam Sierig. President: Bethany Pickens. Youth and other programs Abigail Hymen.
www.hpnclub.org.
email@hpnclub.org. Purpose: To provide social and recreational services to youth and children from birth through high school through its facilities and programs. Features a variety of programs including recreation and fitness, crafts, education for toddlers, children, teens.

In 2010, the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club proudly celebrates the beginning of its second century of vital service to Hyde Park and the south side of Chicago. HPNC strengthens our community and fosters individual development by complementing and enriching classroom learning for children and youth and by promoting social interaction and wellbeing among seniors. Each day, more than 300 people participate in HPNC programs. This is truly a place “where generations grow together.” Space in the HPNC headquarters, which includes a community garden, is available for rental. HPNC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Options for Youth- http://options4youth.org. See above in Social Services section.

Hyde Park Self-Help Educational Group (project of GrandFamilies Chicago)

Cheryl Harvey Singleton. 1-888-GRAND-03, http://www.grandfamilieschicago.org.
Hyde Park Self-Help Educational Group is one of five areal groups by GrandFamilies following a curriculum developed by Mather LifeWays meeting bimonthly to serve not just as support groups by train with curriculum, toolkit and training guide. Members will learn about finding housing, managing finances, affordable legal assistance, getting healthcare, enrolling children in school and interacting with teachers and CPS including for resources and correct placement, and how to form their own groups.
Meets starting Aug. 18 third Wednesdays 10 am at Ellis Ave. Church, 5001 S. Ellis.


Public Library branches

Pets

Please click the link for the Lost Dog IL flyer http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=720291

Canis Sapiens dog training. Dog-friendly techniques. Group classes or private in Hyde Park. Weekends, nights, weekdays, in or outdoors. Courses: Puppy Kindergarten, Basic, Agility, Taste of Agility, Outdoors Manners, Small Dog, Rally-O, Canine Good Citizen. www.canissapiens.com, info@canissapiens.com, 733 913-2030

There is one out of St. Paul and the Redeemer.

Happytailssmileyfaces.com

Helps locate veterinary and other services for pets, including no-kill shelters, breed and breeder i.d., advice, dog walking/cat sitting services, grooming, training, adoptions and more. 312 662-2497.

Hyde Park Cats. http://hydeparkcats.blogspot.com. Dedicated to helping stray and feral cats in the Hyde Park/Kenwood/Woodlawn area, with our main goal being to control feline overpopulation through 'TNR.' TNR (trap-neuter-return) is promoted by the national feline advocacy groups Alley Cat Allies and the ASPCA, as well as 'no-kill' shelters in the Chicago area like PAWS and Treehouse. Quarterly meetings; periodic TNR workshops; email alerts. See blog site for details.

Dog park/run supporters:

www.hydeparkdogrun.org, Citywide: www.DAWG.org

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and a professional dog trainer have a a dogs-off-leash period, Sundays 1-3 pm, in the Neighborhood Club gym. 5480 S. Kenwood.

Vet--Hyde Park Pets? 13-- E. 53rd St. and 69th Stony Island.

Parker's Pets. 1342? E. 55th St.

Sprocket and Stone, 1013 E. 53rd St.

Especially for kids and youth, families, parents

See our School and Education Resources Index and Afterschool, Youth Program Database for much more, including for infancy and early childhood, such as the e-networking Parent Support Network, and Help Line, including Black Star Project. Recommended for scholarship search/info: http://www.scholarshiphelp.org

KidStart after school programs has a site with much more than the programs: www.chicagokidstart.org. Use the site, or regional guides (HPK is split between regions 4 and 5 at 55th St.) to Find an activity (get/be involved, fit, learning, creative, safe, earning incl. apprenticeship opportunities), Find a directory of Community Resources.

KidStart (www.chicagokidstart.org) and tutoring/mentoring programs include


Affinity

Forty Plus (as in age. LGBT affinity)
Phyllis Price at fortyplus@affinity95.org.

Unique, multiple

Op Shop and coming S.H.o.P. Op Shop (Opportunity Shop). Next location (Op Shop V) 1448 E. 57th St. (Hyde Park Free Theater). It will move around. A temporary new and experimental pop-up art store (and thrift store and much more. This is expected to be a long-term set of venues/projects that moves around, creating alternative sites of exchange and collaborative/interdisc. projects including installation around community-based art in vacant urban spaces. Artists hang, price, negotiate and control their works like in an outdoor market. Thurs-Sun 11 am-7 pm. Space also for rent for events evenings. Laura Shaeffer (Home Gallery). http://www.theopshop.org. laura.shaeffer@gmail.com.
Coming soon if all is worked out S.H.o.P. a more permanent space that would include a wood shop, Wisdom Bridge tutoring and much more.

Experimental Station with Blackstone Bicycle Works, Invisible Institute and more. See other sections for now.

Resale/recycle shops such as Encore (51st east of the Metra viaduct south side)
University Church Resale Shop, 5655 S. University.


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