Category: Blog

Starting over in Chicago, migrant families hope for work permits

Lisbeth Camacho and her son, Jose, stand for a portrait outside Sheridan Market. (All photos by Abel Uribe for Nourishing Hope)  Lisbeth Camacho is starting over. She’s one of more than 41,000 migrants and asylum seekers to arrive in Chicago since Aug. 31, 2022. She left her native Venezuela last September, accompanied by family including […]

Home delivery program provides food and human connection

(All photos taken by Abel Uribe for Nourishing Hope.) From his 10th floor apartment in Uptown, Francisco Berrios has a sweeping southern view of Chicago, including the spectacle of Wrigley Field prominent in the foreground. Now limited in his mobility, the 82-year-old peers sometimes through the binoculars on his nightstand to explore the sights of […]

Rooted in Robbins, a family legacy lives on through helping others

(A photo of Pamela Moore-Thompson’s family, from left: Big Ma, Dad, Grandma and Mom.)   When Pamela Moore-Thompson thinks about Black History Month, she starts with her hometown of Robbins, a proud Black community in Chicago’s south suburbs. She reflects on her grandmother, known affectionately as Big Ma, despite her diminutive stature just barely clearing […]

Letter from the CEO: Top 10 accomplishments of 2023

Dear Nourishing Hope friends and supporters, Here we are again, at the precipice of another year brimming with challenges, both known and unknown. And yet, I’m feeling hopeful as 2023 fades into the past. I’m often reminded of the quote by the late great civil rights icon and lawmaker, John Lewis. “Do not get lost […]