No Life is Expendable.
There is already a 30 year gap in life expectancy between Englewood and Streeterville, and it is our duty to prevent that gap from widening during this pandemic.
Fund the Frontlines
How We’re Saving Lives
prepared meals delivered
hours of remote children's tutoring
staple food items delivered
plastic face shields
protective face masks
rolls of toilet paper
packages of cleaning supplies
educational flyers delivered
phone prayer circles
children's meals from CPS picked up and delivered
bars of soap provided
bottles of hand sanitizer shared
households received clean drinking water
wellness and medical check ins
laptops provided children to complete remote learning
people supported in legal needs
Why We’re on the Frontlines
Covid-19 disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable. Lack of resources, opportunities, and robust infrastructure compound the dangers of this crisis, leaving too many at risk of becoming casualties to injustice.
- 62% of the people we serve don’t have internet.
- During COVID19, this means our neighbors can’t access life-saving, real-time information online.
- To keep our community informed, we’re delivering 1,000 educational fliers per week and have a volunteer nurse and a medical doctor calling all our families weekly.
- 59% of our community is food insecure, and 15% don’t have access to clean drinking water.
- During COVID19, this means stocking up with groceries to stay safe inside isn’t possible even on a good day.
- We’re delivering daily care packages to homes on 25 city blocks.
- Over 30% of Englewood residents have no high school diploma, and CPS schools in the neighborhood underperform and are underfunded across the board.
- During COVID19, children don’t have what they need for remote learning: internet, a computer, and in-house support.
- We’re providing daily tutoring, laptops, and internet support to all our after-school children.
- 66% of our community is unemployed, and the rest are primarily in hourly positions by the service, retail, and hospitality industries.
- During COVID19, this means our neighbors don’t have the financial safety net to cover their basic needs – food, shelter, and medicine.
- We’re helping out neighbors file for unemployment benefits, emergency rental assistance, and apply for SNAP.
- 94% of our children have heard gunshots, and 85% report worrying about their families a lot.
- During COVID19, the fear and crisis-mode of a pandemic exacerbate existing mental health issues and PTSD.
- Our team is calling over 200 people per day to check in and operating a daily prayer circle by phone for emotional and spiritual support.
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