It is no secret that Uptown has a huge homeless population; the largest in the city of Chicago to be exact. Care For Real was chosen to help provide the homeless with vital recourses and hopefully get them to a better place.
"Care For Real's mission is to help neighbors in the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need."
Care For Real 5339 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60640 Tel: (773) 769-6182 Web: www.careforreal.org
Antonio grew up surrounded by many women and has experienced domestic abuse and its harsh effects head on. Often times, survivors must run away in order to escape the abuse. Sarah's Circle helps these women and others in need of sanctuary.
"Sarah's Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. SC has provided support for thousands of women since 1979."
Sarah's Circle 4838 N Sheridan Rd Chicago, IL 60640 Tel: (773) 728-1991 Web: www.sarahs-circle.org
Just down the street from the celebrated neighborhood of Boystown, Uptown boasts its own lively LGBTQ community. Though much progress has been made, HIV/AIDS still continues to affect this group and SHAKBACK chose to help TPAN in the fight against it.
"TPAN (Test Positive Aware Network) empowers everyone living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS to live open, healthy, and productive lives."
TPAN 5050 N Broadway Chicago IL 60640 Tel: (773) 989-9400 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.tpan.com