Thank you to these organizations that helped us pull off this event. Please visit their sites, learn more about them, and support their causes.
RefugeeOne creates opportunity for refugees fleeing war, terror, and persecution to build new lives of safety, dignity, and self-reliance.
Every year, RefugeeOne serves more than 2,500 refugees and immigrants of all ages, ethnic groups, faiths, and backgrounds. Our primary focus is to assist these resilient individuals in becoming an independent, self-supporting member of their new community.
As the largest resettlement agency in Illinois, RefugeeOne has welcomed more than 18,000 refugees since 1982. RefugeeOne walks alongside refugees from the moment they land at O’Hare International Airport—welcoming them to Chicago and providing furnished apartments, English classes, job search support, mental health care, youth programming, and mentors to help them adjust to life in the U.S.
Chicago Women’s Health Center
Chicago Women’s Health Center facilitates the empowerment of women and trans people by providing access to health care and health education in a respectful environment where people pay what they can afford.
CWHC provides care and services that people in Chicago need, but often cannot find anywhere else. Since we opened our doors in 1975, CWHC’s programs have been shaped by our clients’ needs for accessible, high quality health care. We provide services to more than 6,000 clients through our programs annually.
Latinos Progresando provides professional, affordable immigration legal services to thousands of families every year, from more than 40 countries around the world. The agency is recognized by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and staffed by DOJ-accredited representatives.
Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois
TJLP is a group of radical activists, social workers, and organizers who provide support, advocacy, and free, holistic advocacy and criminal legal services to poor and street-based transgender people in Illinois. Our organization is composed of collective members, folks who receive services, attorneys, interns, volunteers, and advisers.
Chicago Torture Justice Center
The Chicago Torture Justice Center seeks to address the traumas of police violence and institutionalized racism through access to healing and wellness services, trauma-informed resources, and community connection. The Center is a part of and supports a movement to end all forms of police violence.
Syrian Community Network
Syrian Community Network works to serve, connect and empower our client base by stabilizing and securing families, providing housing, social services, education, basic human needs and food security. We also connect clients to psychosocial services and healthcare resources. Providing a warm welcome is crucial as we familiarize our families with diverse communities beyond their own ethnic and cultural community. As the voice of the Syrian refugees, our advocacy efforts locally/nationally include championing refugee resettlement, dismantling national barriers and international impediments to resettlement, and to stabilize and procure support for refugees.
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund
The mission of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund is to give high school scholarship assistance and educational support to Chicago students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. DMSF seeks to make a life-altering difference in the lives of its Scholars by providing them with the best opportunity to succeed in high school and college.