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.
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.
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...
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.Donate Now
Sign up to receive exclusive e-mail updates about The Salvation Army and the impact of your donations.