Day 265: Inspiration Corporation
Wow, 100 days left in year one! It’s been an amazing journey so far, today I’m bringing it back home. Today’s give goes out to a Chicago organization working to provide support, employment and housing programs for Chicagoans affected by homelessness and poverty. The one thing I would like to point out about this 4 star organization is their donation form, there is a option every charity should offer, Mailing Frequency. There was a drop down for the donor to select how much mail they would like to receive and that is a great thing for the “green” donor like me, who would prefer to receive email correspondence only. Great job, Inspiration Corporation, in addition to all the great work you do for Chicago!
Through its supportive services, employment, and housing programs, Inspiration Corporation assists more than 3,000 individuals and families affected by homelessness and poverty each year - serving as a catalyst for self-reliance.
Inspiration Cafe, located in Uptown, and The Living Room Cafe in Woodlawn, serve meals in a restaurant-style setting and provide supportive services in a therapeutic community designed to help individuals on their journey toward self-sufficiency;
Open Case Management offers case management, information and referral services, and direct financial support to any community members, typically to address a temporary crisis or transition. In partnership with Emergency Fund, Inspiration Corporation provides cash grants to prevent eviction and homelessness.
Cafe Too, is a food service job-training program including an award-winning restaurant open to the public at 4715 N. Sheridan Road in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood;
The Employment Project, offers career services, employment preparation training, tuition subsidies, employer outreach, and job placement and retention services throughout Chicago;
Community Voice Mail, offers free, 24-hour voice mail service for phoneless, homeless and low-income individuals enabling them to connect with family, employers, housing and service providers;
Housing Services, offers a housing locator, rent subsidies and social services to help individuals and families find and maintain permanent housing.
Amount Donated: $10
To support Inspiration Corporation, please visit: http://www.inspirationcorp.org