August 23rd is International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. Honor it by planning a trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH.
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The Chicago Dream Center, one of the many of New Life Covenant Church's non-profits, strives to meet the practical needs of people while sharing with them faith, hope, and love. Our goal is to lead our community toward a new life and to give individuals the hope to dream again. Here at the Dream Center, we commit to loving the forsaken, remembering the forgotten, and pursuing the lost in our society. We intentionally reach out to homeless, drug addicts, prostitutes, convicts, felons, and runaways. We welcome the battered and bruised, the hungry and poor. We are an equal opportunity agency – so long as you are black and blue you have come to the right place! Like the rest of us who were once were lost, we want to welcome you home. We dedicate our lives to fighting the vicious cycle of poverty, including the forms of injustice and oppression tied to it. We want to make a difference in our community and our world even if it means reaching one life at a time. We share faith, hope and love through holistic programs and education. Each of our ministries strive to meet physical, emotional, as well as spiritual needs. We offer food, clothing, shelter, life recovery, support groups, referrals, job searching and training. Alongside these compassion ministries, we strive to educate ourselves and others to advocate as voices of justice. As you look over the site, you will get a glimpse into issues like homelessness and human trafficking. Keep in mind there is a name behind every statistic, a face behind every name, and a story behind every face. Challenge yourself to look deeper…
The Chicago Dream Center has a vision to continue planting seeds in our community, our City, the nation and the world. The Bible teaches us in Proverbs 29:18 that "where there is no vision, the people perish."