Care for Friends, a Chicago-based homeless-services program, has temporarily moved to Edgewater after being in Lincoln Park for 54 years, according to a press release.
The program is now based at the Church of the Atonement, 5749 N. Kenmore Ave.
In a statement, Care for Friends explained the move: "The building, located at 530 W. Fullerton Parkway, is of Civil War-era, wood-framed construction. At present, the original building, which is owned by the Church of our Savior, is in need of extensive improvements that are typical for a building of its age. In response to these needs, a plan has been developed to demolish the existing program building and construct a new community center on-site."
Among its services are:
Hot meals at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Free screening clinic at 10:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month
Free foot-care clinic at 10:30 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month
Care for Friends also offers free healthcare services, clothing, pantry items, toiletries, and more.
Executive Director Hope Pavich said in a statement, "The impact of COVID-19 and skyrocketing inflation has created an economic crisis and our guests are straining all their available resources. We are here to help bridge the gap for our community in Lincoln Park, and now also in Edgewater. We are thrilled to be a part of this vibrant neighborhood and invite our new neighbors to join us for a mealand more!"
People can donate online at www.careforfriends.org/donate. For more information, visit www.careforfriends.org/ .