10th Aug, 2018

The work itself is meaningful and fun

2018-08-10T15:01:31+00:00

By Theresa Daniel I’ve been volunteering with the Howard Area Community Center food pantry since April. It’s been an incredible experience. I'm enjoying it so much that I'm disappointed when it’s a holiday and I get the day off.     Volunteering here is special. This is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the [...]

The work itself is meaningful and fun 2018-08-10T15:01:31+00:00
2nd May, 2018

HACC helps domestic violence survivors navigate the cruelty of the courts

2018-05-02T13:31:23+00:00

This is Erika Castillo Smith. She is a former Domestic Violence Legal Advocate at Howard Area Community Center who represented over 100 people struggling with domestic violence. About half of her clients were immigrant women, some of whom are dealing with possible deportation. The majority are low-income. “This program is very important because the system [...]

HACC helps domestic violence survivors navigate the cruelty of the courts 2018-05-02T13:31:23+00:00
11th Apr, 2018

Hunger aid is under attack!

2018-05-01T14:40:11+00:00

In Rogers Park 20.1% - 35% of community members are food insecure, according to a 2016 Greater Chicago Food Depository statistic. And since 1967, Howard Area Community Center has been devoted to alleviating hunger. DONATE HERE! But recent proposals to cut and alter services provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for low-income people [...]

Hunger aid is under attack! 2018-05-01T14:40:11+00:00
2nd Apr, 2018

Register today! New food pantry volunteer orientation on April 17th or 19th

2018-04-02T14:10:19+00:00

REGISTER TODAY! Sign up on the Facebook event or email Maxine Bailey at volunteers@howardarea.org to attend by April 12th! HACC relies on over 700 volunteers every year to help Rogers Park children and families receive life-saving services. One way that you can join our incredible volunteer crew is by coming to the Food Pantry Volunteer [...]

Register today! New food pantry volunteer orientation on April 17th or 19th 2018-04-02T14:10:19+00:00
28th Feb, 2018

Women’s group donates purses stocked with survival goods for DV survivors

2018-04-06T13:30:32+00:00

When domestic violence survivors came to Howard Area Community Center’s evening counseling group in Rogers Park last week, they were met with a joyful surprise– 80 colorful purses waiting for a home on their shoulder. One participant in the program, who is remaining anonymous due to safety concerns, said “It makes me feel happy that [...]

Women’s group donates purses stocked with survival goods for DV survivors 2018-04-06T13:30:32+00:00
6th Feb, 2018

Tammie found a home for her children & work after her addiction

2018-04-06T13:33:25+00:00

In her youth, Tammie, 41, was abused by family members and boyfriends. Tammie looked to using drugs as an escape, but became addicted. It temporarily numbed her interpersonal pain, but left pain in its wake. “It was very hard to be anything- a friend, a daughter. I could only talk about my addiction. It was [...]

Tammie found a home for her children & work after her addiction 2018-04-06T13:33:25+00:00
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