Maria Shelter - Chicago, IL

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7320 S. Yale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60621
: Phone: (773) 994-5350
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Always Open Maria Shelter is a 50-bed interim shelter in the Englewood community for primarily for homeless women and their children.

Each year, the facility provides food, shelter and programs to promote health and wellness and self-sufficiency for more than 200 women and children.

Volunteers Requests by Maria Shelter: You can help by volunteering your time. Serve on board committees such as fundraising events, resource development, and facilities Advocacy on behalf of homeless and elder issues Art projects for Vincenne’s Senior Center Child care at our shelter Construction, renovation, and maintenance projects, including painting Design and production of printed materials or video projects Food preparation (Churches, groups, and schools may volunteer to prepare and serve an evening meal for the shelter residents.) Grant writing Landscaping / Gardening Office assistance (filing, mailing, data entry) Organizing and participating in our Annual Community Health Fair

Donation Requests by Maria Shelter: ALWAYS NEEDED Our residents are always in need of Chicago bus passes. Residents use them to go to medical appointments, job interviews and jobs, and go to school. KITCHEN SUPPLIES / FOOD Silverware, Cups, Dishes Kitchen soap Paper towels Paper plates, paper cups, plastic silverware Gift certificates to Target, Jewel, Walmart Kitchen towels Plastic storage bags of all sizes Spices and seasonings Food items such as rice, beans, spaghetti, soup, cereal, flour, sugar, tuna, etc. CLEANING SUPPLIES Laundry Detergent Dish Soap Sponges, SOS pads, etc. Rubber gloves Pine-sol, Lysol, etc. Bleach Mops, brooms, pails Garbage bags Paper towels BEDROOM SUPPLIES Sheets, especiallly twin sheets Washable Twin Comforters/Bedspreads Blankets Pillows for twin beds and pillowcases Waste paper baskets Rubbermaid Storage containers Gift certificates to Target or Walmart Bath towels and hand towels PERSONAL ITEMS Feminine hygiene items Deodorant (both women and men) Shampoo, Bar Soap Hand sanitizer Toothpaste Toothbrushes Dental Floss Brushes/Combs Kleenex Toilet Paper Hats and Gloves Gift certificates to Target, Walmart or Jewel BABY SUPPLIES Diapers (all sizes) Wipes and Creams Crib Sheets Baby blankets High Chairs in good condition PROGRAM AND OFFICE SUPPLIES Art Supplies of any kind including paints, paintbrushes Paper (all kinds and colors) Pens, Pencils, Markers Sewing Machine Supplies for sewing, knitting, quilting, etc. Exercise equipment Copy machine Fax machine Tape (all kinds) Manilla Folders Mailing Envelopes (all sizes) Binders, Notebooks, Folders 3 hole punch Flash drives Computer equipment and software Digital camera

User Questions & Answers

Many of these shelters now have waiting lists. Please call before going to them. Many waiting lists are very long. Shelters and service also go out of business. Always call ahead to confirm that this location is still active. If you find that this location is no longer operating, please send us a comment using the form below.

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Do you have items to donate? Contact Maria Shelter at the phone number provided above to see if they can use any items you may have to donate.

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