Serving Local at Willow Chicago

From stocking groceries and staffing an emergency shelter, to education, employment services, and legal consultation, the Willow Creek Care Center and special initiatives at all 8 Willow locations are serving people in need.

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Local Compassion & Justice Opportunities at Willow Chicago

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatains 6:2


Willow Chicago serves its neighbors by hosting or participating in a variety of anti-poverty ministries in the South Loop.


Join Willow Chicago as we live out one of our audacious prayers. We have partnered with organizations in the Bronzeville community who are committed to the reduction of crime, driving economic development, and improving the educational environment at Drake elementary school. Bronzeville is our closest community to the south and one of the hubs of African American art and culture in Chicago.


If you have a passion for learning about Bronzeville and becoming deeply involved while walking along like-minded organizations, sign up by going to


Break Free Anti-Human Trafficking Group

The Anti-Human Trafficking Cause Group provides opportunities each month for you to learn more about human trafficking in Chicago and around the world. Awareness is the first step in the battle against traffickers. Learn more about the depths of Human Trafficking, and how you can help those affected in Chicago and beyond. This group provides an opportunity to discover like-minded people who are passionate about stepping up and making a difference in Chicago. 

When: Once a month, Wednesdays or Thursdays 6:30–8:30 p.m.

Where: Drinker Biddle & Reath (191 N Wacker Drive, Suite 3700) Contact: Quin Frazer

STOP-IT (human-trafficking awareness)

The STOP-IT hotline is a 24-hour phone number for service providers and community members looking for more information and/or resources related to human trafficking. STOP-IT, a program of Family and Community Services for the Salvation Army, serves as a point of contact for law enforcement and survivors looking for access to immediate STOP-IT services. Under the supervision of the Volunteer Manager and the assigned Outreach Worker, the hotline volunteer acts as a liaison between the caller and the assigned Outreach Worker, when the call requires an immediate response by someone from the STOP-IT team.

Learn More about STOP-IT 

5Loaves Family

You are welcome to join this richly intentional, Christ-centered community of individuals experiencing homelessness and life transition.  Weekly Sunday morning breakfast and Bible study discussion encourages relational connection and spiritual growth. Sign up to serve with 5Loaves at


Gatherings are Sundays, 8:00 a.m. at 1319 S. State Street.

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