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Let's Transform Lives!

Looking back from where I came, I'm ecstatic!

This was the first year Roshaunda could afford to buy her kids' school uniforms.
She now makes enough money to
support herself and her children.
But it wasn’t always like that…
"Looking back from where I came,
I'm ecstatic!" says Roshaunda.
Click to learn more about Roshaunda's amazing journey.

Learn about Roshaunda's amazing journey

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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  • "What do you love about yourself? Be specific." #Motivations
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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
  • 180° Property Services
  • 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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