Bears Care, the Chicago Bears’ charitable arm, and I Grow Chicago will hold a grand opening for the new Family Resource House in Englewood on Thursday, Aug. 15, with a block party from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. and the dedication at 12 p.m. Bears Care and the Chicago Bears through the NFL Foundation provided an $80,000 grant to I Grow Chicago for the construction of the Family Resource House, which will aim to empower, educate and employ women and mothers to become community leaders. During construction, residents of I Grow Chicago learned from the contractors on-site and were paid to assist throughout the rehabilitation process.

Englewood native Bill Hazel owner of Bill’s Grill Mobile BBQ Food Truck will also be on hand donating his time and services by providing free BBQ and lunch for the entire community, all attendees and the I Grow Chicago team.

WHAT: I Grow Chicago Family Resource House grand opening
WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. with the dedication at 12 p.m.
WHERE: I Grow Chicago (6402 S. Honore St., Chicago)
● Bears alumni Mickey Pruitt and Bobbie Howard
● Bears Director of Bears Care Marge Hamm
● Quentin Mables, Co-Executive Director, I Grow Chicago
● Robbin Carroll, Founder, I Grow Chicago
● Alderman Raymond Lopez
● Bill Hazel, an Englewood native who is the owner of Bill's Grill, which will be donating
lunch for the community celebration

The grand opening will also showcase I Grow Chicago’s programming at the Family Resource House, which includes parenting education, pre- and post-natal yoga, domestic violence resources, healthy relationship and STI/HIV resources and more. The Family Resource House will also be used for small support groups including the I Grow Chicago Women’s Group and Chicago Torture Justice trauma group and their healing programs such as sound healing and reiki shares.