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OPN - Social Service Agencies

American Lung Association of Metro Chicago

Janet Gniadek
The mission of the American Lung Association is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health through research, advocacy, and education.

American Red Cross of Greater Chicago

Shemiah Williams, Disaster Mitigation Technician
Martha Patterson, Manager, Corporate Volunteer Initiatives


Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
Kimberly Drew, Associate Director
BPNC is a community based grassroots organization uniting individuals, block clubs, churches, schools and businesses in the Brighton Park neighborhood. Our mission is to create a safer community with a strong infrastructure, improve neighborhood schools, provide a voice for our youth and stabilize the local business and housing structure

Center for Impact Research
Lise McKean, Deputy Director
The Center for Impact Research (CIR) is a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization that works towards the elimination of poverty through grass-roots research.

Chicago Department of Public Health/Chicago Safe Start
Eric B. Davis
Chicago Safe Start's mission is to prevent and reduce the impact of exposure to violence on children ages five and younger

Chicago Department of Public Health
Qiana S. Woodson, Coordinator
Our mission is to make Chicago a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards and ensure access to health care

Human Resource Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI)
Marian Humes, Director
Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. (HRDI) is a community-based behavioral health and human services organization

Leap Learning Systems
Kathleen Jackson, Business Development Director
Leap Learning Systems is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to results driven language and literacy development. Leap Learning Systems’ programs are proven to accelerate self-confidence and fulfillment in children, parents and educators

Metropolitan Family Services
Christine Brown, Supervisor, School-based services
For nearly 150 years, Metropolitan Family Services has been at the heart of Chicago and its suburbs-encouraging family strengths and investing in a comprehensive range of programs and services that help families through difficult times.

Neighborhood Technology Resource Center
Abby Bouzankalastian - Program Director
Our long-term vision is that local citizens, community organizations, churches and businesses will have access to and the necessary knowledge of digital technologies and its benefits for the purpose of individual and community development. Our programmatic focus has been to use digital technology to: (a) increase literacy and educational competency among youth, adults and organizations; (b) enhance training, employment goals and outcomes for long-term career development; and (c) bring local organizations and their services to scale.

People for Community Recovery, Inc.
Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director
PCR's mission is to enhance the quality of life for low-income residents living in communities affected by pollution. PCR educates , advocates policy and programs in an effort to coordinate local residents on issues of the environment, health, housing, neighborhood safety and economic equity.

Southwest Women Working Together
Cynthia Thurman, Director of Hep Program
Southwest Women Working Together is a not-for-profit, community based women’s organization which serves women primarily from the south side of Chicago. We respect the dignity and worth of women without regard to race, religion or sexual orientation. We believe that through the empowerment and expansion of options, women are best able to make decisions affecting their lives.

The Inner Voice, Inc.
Lisa Baugh, Director
Inner Voice is the largest provider of homeless services in the city of Chicago, and its expertise and track record in assisting homeless veterans are unmatched

Universal Family Connection, Inc.
Marcia D. Cloutier, Director, HIV/AIDS Dept.
We offer a wide variety of individual and family counseling, targeted case management, and support services. We provide the community with a comprehensive array of services that include family reunification and stabilization programs, domestic violence prevention and survivor treatment, child abuse prevention and counseling programs, educational and employment programs and various volunteer and training initiatives.


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