From United Way of Metropolitan Chicago We’d like to share with you a few facts about the efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and dismantle Medicaid. The ACA: Efforts to dismantle the ACA are moving forward at a rapid pace through both legislative and administrative branches of government The proposed ACA replacement plan would […]
In This Issue: Making the Homeless Count 2015-2016 Donors Ways to Help Finally Home – Deborah’s Story Staff Profile – Tiffany Isom Upcoming Events Making the Homeless Count Annual Point-in-Time Homeless Count It was about 11:00 PM on a Thursday night, and three women walked into a 24-hour McDonald’s in […]
From the Chicago Tribune: “Tough times never last, but tough people do!” and “Fear only limits your dreams #dontgiveup” were two of the motivational phrases handwritten on notes from Chicago-area female student athletes to inspire women facing difficult circumstances. On Wednesday, about 16 students representing Whitney Young Magnet High School, Lane Tech College Prep […]
FOUNDATIONS, CORPORATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS $40,000+ Anonymous Crown Family Philanthropies The Davee Foundation The Field Foundation of Illinois James P. and Brenda S. Grusecki Family Foundation Polk Bros Foundation Sammons Financial Group United Way of Metropolitan Chicago $25,000 – $39,999 Anonymous Chicago Foundation for Women Edmond & […]
On January 26, 2016, Deborah’s Place was among several organizations to collaborate in the annual point-in-time (PIT) count, which estimates the number of homeless living in the city of Chicago. The 2016 count indicates that homelessness has hit its lowest point in over a decade, with only 5,889 homeless being counted this year, according to the official […]
Gaynor Hall Patterson, Emmy-award winning general assignment reporter for WGN News, featured Deborah’s Place in a Cover Story segment on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Gaynor has supported Deborah’s Place for years and serves as the Honorary Chair of the 2016 Opening Doors benefit on June 10th. Watch the video here.
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The AT&T Pioneers provide landscaping, new furnishings, and more. Their volunteer service makes connections with people in their community. They help make Deborah’s Place a welcoming environment.
Cutting away at the human services safety net Yesterday, Governor Rauner gave his annual budget address in which he urged Illinois lawmakers to work with him to pass a budget. See the full address HERE . The result of this impasse is that human service organizations like Deborah’s Place that provide supportive housing for the […]
In 2015, Deborah’s Place celebrated 30 years of opening doors for women experiencing homelessness in Chicago. In Fiscal Year 2015, we recommitted to our mission by updating our brand. We adopted a revised mission statement, a fresh new look, and improved messaging. We used our anniversary not only to reflect on our accomplishments, but to […]
If you’ve ever wondered how someone moves from sleeping on the streets to a permanent home at Deborah’s Place, check out our interactive stories. Learn more about the resources that help women recover from homelessness and achieve their goals.
The Point-In-Time Homeless Count is conducted every two years to provide the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) with a “snapshot” of Chicago’s homeless population. The data gathered on the number of people experiencing homelessness in Chicago serves as a basis for federal funding, for service and resource planning, and to raise public […]
Peter is a paramedic who shares his medical knowledge with Marah’s residents, empowering women to take charge of their health.
Deborah’s Place welcomes two new members to our Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2016. They bring valuable expertise and specialized knowledge towards our mission of opening doors for women experiencing homelessness in Chicago. A full listing of our current board members is available here. In FY 2016, Deborah’s Place has added a Real Estate […]
Shelley Heard is in business to help people feel pampered and cared for. At Shelley’s Place 4 Skin, she provides facials, massages, and other spa treatments to help her clients feel their best. Shelley’s passion for supporting people as they cope with the stress of life transitions led her to volunteer her skills at Deborah’s […]
While we celebrate thirty years of service to women experiencing homelessness in Chicago, we look forward to an even brighter future. The new Deborah’s Place brand identity, launched during the 30th Anniversary Opening Doors Benefit, represents new opportunities. The contemporary, fresh design of our new logo reflects our innovative programs and services. As we continue to […]
Every week this spring, several women gathered around a round table in the Marah’s Learning Center for a conversation about financial management. Scott Goldstein, a Wealth Management Advisor with Northwestern Mutual, leads the conversation. Scott checks in with each person in the class, asking what they value and how Marah’s can support them in achieving […]
If you’re volunteering or dropping off donations at our 1530 N. Sedgwick location this spring, please be advised of some new parking restrictions and street closures.
On Monday, April 20, from 9 am until noon, take ten minutes to show your support for critical funding for Deborah’s Place’s housing and services. During this time, we encourage all residents, staff, board members and supporters to take a few minutes to express their support for funding for supportive housing in the state budget. […]
Juanita offers a budgeting class in the Learning Center. Empower to Employ enhances her efforts. Chicago Cares connects volunteers to causes throughout the city. When they received feedback that Deborah’s Place wanted programs to help residents achieve their employment goals, they began delivering the Empower to Employ workshops. Empower to Employ is now in its […]