Opportunity Details

Homeless, Low-income Communities, Offenders/Ex-offenders

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Real Talk at Grace House

Join in a current events discussion with residents of a facility that provides interim housing and services for recently incarcerated women. The volunteer leader will pick the topic ahead of time, provide a handout with background on the subject, and lead the session. You and other volunteers will round out the conversation by sharing your own unique perspectives. This program helps residents re-acclimate to society by talking with volunteers who have had different experiences than their own. This program also supports efforts to reduce recidivism and support reentry for men and women with criminal justice histories.

  • Easy El access: Green, Blue, and Pink Lines

Partner: Grace House, operated by St. Leonard’s Ministries, is an agency that provides residential and supportive services to women exiting Illinois prisons. During their stay, residents are helped to reassess value systems, to reorder priorities, and to develop socially and legally acceptable patterns of behavior. St. Leonard’s House has been a Chicago Cares partner since 2007 for this project.
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