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27th Nov, 2019

Winter Gift Program 2019

2019-11-27T14:19:53-06:00

Each winter, with the support of numerous gift partners, HACC distributes winter clothing, educational toys and games, and personal care items to children and families in our programs. As a generous HACC supporter, you are invited to become a gift donor for the 2019 Howard Area Community Center Winter Gift Program. This year we expect [...]

Winter Gift Program 20192019-11-27T14:19:53-06:00
5th Nov, 2019

Amy Skalinder will step down as Executive Director

2019-11-05T21:07:03-06:00

The Board of Directors at Howard Area Community Center (HACC) announced that Amy Skalinder will step down from the position of executive director, effective November 8. The board has formed a search committee and has retained an executive search firm to conduct a national search for HACC’s next executive director. Harry Wells, an experienced nonprofit [...]

Amy Skalinder will step down as Executive Director2019-11-05T21:07:03-06:00
25th Mar, 2019

A night of celebration!

2019-04-11T10:49:28-05:00

This year's benefit will be an interactive experience, showcasing the many resources and services HACC provides to the hundreds of people that come in and out of HACC's doors every day. Because we know it takes an individual to catalyze change and a community to create a movement, we will honor the accomplishments of community [...]

A night of celebration!2019-04-11T10:49:28-05:00
13th Nov, 2018

Support Howard Area

2019-03-25T09:04:12-05:00

DivvyGiving with Howard Area Community Center This holiday season, Divvy is giving thanks by giving back with Howard Area Community Center From November 13 to November 30, Divvy riders can visit bit.ly/DivvyGiving to donate to the Howard Area Community Center, a nonprofit that provides affordable and free education, employment, and health assistance programs to low-income people and families [...]

Support Howard Area2019-03-25T09:04:12-05:00
10th Aug, 2018

The work itself is meaningful and fun

2018-11-13T15:32:57-06:00

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 fun2018-11-13T15:32:57-06:00
26th Jul, 2018

House of Representatives congratulates former HACC Executive Director

2018-11-13T15:34:48-06:00

The House of Representatives of the State of Illinois highlights Bruce Rasey's leadership of the Howard Area Community Center by acknowledging among others, prevailing over the multi-year Illinois budget crisis and a record-breaking year of HACC's fundraising in 2017. The entire document is available below. State of Illinois, House of Representatives  

House of Representatives congratulates former HACC Executive Director2018-11-13T15:34:48-06:00
2nd May, 2018

HACC helps domestic violence survivors navigate the cruelty of the courts

2018-11-13T15:36:46-06:00

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 courts2018-11-13T15:36:46-06:00
11th Apr, 2018

Hunger aid is under attack!

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

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!2018-05-01T14:40:11-05:00
2nd Apr, 2018

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

2018-04-02T14:10:19-05:00

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 19th2018-04-02T14:10:19-05:00
28th Feb, 2018

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

2018-04-06T13:30:32-05:00

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 survivors2018-04-06T13:30:32-05:00