Fire at Shelter for Homeless Youth

$21,185 of $17,450 goal

Raised by 209 people in 26 months
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Unity Parenting
for Unity Parenting & Counseling Inc.
 CHICAGO, IL

Please help Chicago's homeless youth. On January 16, Ujima Village, the Unity Parenting and Counseling shelter for homeless youth had a serious fire. Thankfully nobody was hurt. The cause of the fire has not been determined, and we are in "insurance limbo" right now and are unable to re-open.

Ujima Village is the only emergency homeless shelter for youth in Chicago's south side. We lost everything in our facility. This shelter serves 24 homeless youth each night and we are closed until we can get the facility repaired and back up and running.

We lost all of our appliances, furniture, equipment and bed linens. In addition,  we lost our computer and office equipment. While the building is still standing, everything in our facility was damaged or destroyed.

Unity Parenting and Counseling has been serving Chicago's homeless youth and single mothers for nearly 40 years. The state budget crisis has made our funds very tight and this fire has dramatically impacted how we can help some of Chicago's most vulnerable kids.

Please help us get this important program back up and running. Thank you so much for your help.  Learn more about Unity Parenting and Counseling at our website.




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We are just thrilled and overwhelmed with all of the support everyone has given. Thank you so much for helping us serve Chicago's homeless youth. We are within reach of our goal!!
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Sakota Jackson
24 months ago

I have some items i would love to donate. I would love to volunteer my time to assist in any way. Please message me.Thanks

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Howard Pattis
24 months ago

I have a HP Tower Computer that runs Windows 7 that I just replaced along with a monitor I can donate. Is this something you would need? I would ship it to you with your approval.

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Rosalind Henderson-Mustafa
25 months ago

I have an older model Maytag that works well. I'd like to donate if you would like it.

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$21,185 of $17,450 goal

Raised by 209 people in 26 months
Created January 30, 2017
Funds raised will benefit:
Unity Parenting & Counseling Inc.
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Chicago, IL
EIN: 364029502
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Sakota Jackson
24 months ago

I have some items i would love to donate. I would love to volunteer my time to assist in any way. Please message me.Thanks

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Howard Pattis
24 months ago

I have a HP Tower Computer that runs Windows 7 that I just replaced along with a monitor I can donate. Is this something you would need? I would ship it to you with your approval.

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Rosalind Henderson-Mustafa
25 months ago

I have an older model Maytag that works well. I'd like to donate if you would like it.

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