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Let's Transform Lives!

Look at what you helped Charlene achieve



“When I moved into a homeless shelter,
I was so embarrassed that I didn’t
even tell my family… I wanted my
family to think I had disappeared.”

“The only problem: my 17-year-old
son was trying desperately to find me.”

Click to learn more about Charlene's incredible transformation.

Look at what you helped Charlene achieve within two short years!

Let's transform lives!

The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.

This is how we do it

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  • Another thank you to our 10th Annual Golf Classic sponsor, The Bob and Carol Passaneau Foundation! #CaraGolf10
  • 3 cheers 4 GOLF sponsors Tim & Katie Mulcahy, @NMHnews, Brinshore, @CodilisAndAssoc, Bill Quinn, Desmond & Ahern, & Robert J. Sheehy & Sons!
  • Thanks to Presenting Sponsor of the 10th Annual Golf Classic, The Owens Family! #CaraGolf10
  • Big thanks to our generous sponsors thus far for the 10th Annual Golf Classic June 18th coming atcha! #CaraGolf10
  • @motivatedbycara's 10th Annual Golf Classic is coming up June 18th! Get ready for the green & a second shot #CaraGolf10 #AnnualGolfClassic
  • Monday Motivations: What is the title of your obituary? How do you want to be remembered? #motivations
  • RT @maria_kim: pastor angela johnson bringing down the @SISTERHOUSE ;). thx ladies for welcoming @motivatedbycara today! http://t.co/pvXSBN…
  • Thank you to all our attendees of Ambassador night @motivatedbycara! A great time was had by all and we can't wait to connect again soon!
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Our Partner Programs

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The Impact

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Our Supporters and Employers

  • Accenture
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • Armitage Baptist Church
  • Calumet Area Industrial Commission
  • Ravenswood Community Council
  • Skilken
  • Six Corners Association
  • River North Businesses
  • Various Private Groupon Customers
  • John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
  • Illinois Medical District Guest House
  • Little Village Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Medical District
  • Michael's Market
  • Allstate
  • Help at Home
  • Community Care Systems
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