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Bed & Bread Club: Restoring Hope in Chicagoland

A monthly membership in the Bed & Bread Club helps bring hope to the hopeless, and change for those who once thought it impossible.

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The Bed & Bread Club is a monthly giving program dedicated to fighting hunger and homelessness throughout our community.

When you pledge to give, you’re not just providing food and shelter, you’re offering second chances.

Human Trafficking: Your Support Helps STOP-IT

People are more aware of human trafficking than ever before. But most of what is shown on television or in films tend to be less accurate than real-life experience. In fact, human trafficking is often hard to spot – the person bussing tables at the restaurant, the child selling items door-to-door or in James’ case, the casino/hotel employees wearing a welcoming smile.

James, a father of three, came to the United States from the Philippines on an H2-B work visa to provide more financial stability for his family. He worked in various casinos and hotels and wore a smile every day. Outwardly, he seemed fine. But in actuality, James was a victim of labor trafficking. He was forced to work unfair schedules, paid unfair wages, provided with poor living conditions and threatened with harm if he left.

Through our STOP-IT program – one of the various services supported by the Bed & Bread Club – we helped James regain his freedom by offering him shelter, food and clothing. In addition, we connected him with community organizations that provided him medical and mental health services.

Our STOP-IT program provides human traffic survivors a brighter future through one-on-one case management, a drop-in center and a 24-hour staff-supported hotline for crisis intervention. For more information about STOP-IT and how you can help those in need, visit sa-stopit.org.

Learn about our newest homeless facility Shield of Hope.

Join Andrea Chapman (Shield of Hope Director) and Antwanette Standberry (Shift Monitor), as they talk about the amazing work being done at the Shield of Hope.

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How Can Joining the Bed & Bread Club Make a Difference?

Your gifts ensure The Salvation Army has the resources to provide shelter, food, clothing, counseling,
and medical care for anyone who walks through our doors. Because of our Bed & Bread Club friends, last year...

2,803

men, women and children provided shelter.

Nearly 1 of every 20 Chicagoan is homeless. The Bed & Bread Club is dedicated to fighting homelessness by offering safe shelter to the homeless in our community.

1,065

nights of shelter were offered at our Shield of Hope facility.

Our Shield of Hope facility provides 75 beds to families on a nightly basis in family bedrooms. There are also accommodations for up to 125 emergency shelter situations.

1,059,400

meals served to seniors, children and families each year.

When it comes to fighting hunger, Bed & Bread Club supporters ensure we can serve nutritious meals to the hungry across metropolitan Chicago through our feeding programs.

137,220

instances of emergency assistance.

Each year, we assist struggling households in our community with rent and mortgage, clothing, transportation, utilities and medications.

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As a Bed & Bread Club member, your support ensures The Salvation Army can provide safe shelter and nutritious meals to people all across Chicagoland, including families staying in our new Shield of Hope center.

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Our doors are always open.

Our emergency shelters and transitional living centers provide housing, food, and overnight lodging for homeless families and the homeless. Through our holistic approach to serving the whole person, we supplement every shelter service with emotional and spiritual support.

If you or a loved one are facing hunger or homelessness, please call 311, The City of Chicago will contact us for placement.

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