Social Services

Hope For Tomorrow

Nourishing Hope believes you are the expert of your own life. Our case management team offers services designed to support and empower by partnering with you to tailor a plan to reach your unique goals. We assist you in making changes in your life by navigating the resources that are available to you.

As a free, private resource, your goals and hopes determine our course of action. You might only need a quick referral, or you may desire a long-term partnership. We’re here to get you the help you need and that is rightfully yours.

You choose what assistance you want and to what degree. We are here to assist and support you.

No Strings. Just Service.

Our social services programs serve clients residing within the city of Chicago. We keep your information confidential. You don’t have to use our food services to be a client.

Drop-In Hours:

Sheridan Market (3945 N Sheridan Rd)
Monday: 11am – 1pm
Wednesday: 11am – 1pm
Tues/Thurs/Fri by appointment only

We also offer virtual case management and mental wellness sessions by phone call, video call, or email.

Phone: 773-525-1777 ext. 300

Onsite assistance and resources are available for:

Public Benefits

Apply for or complete a redetermination or mid-point report for Medicaid, SNAP, and or Cash Assistance. Learn how to use the website.


Submit online applications for a variety of housing waitlists. Receive other resources.


Request Ventra single-ride tickets for scheduled appointments. Apply for long-term transportation assistance (Benefit Access Program, Ride Free Transit card).

Mental Wellness

Licensed, trained professionals working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, grief, or other stressors, getting at root causes of mental illness. No insurance is required.

Learn About Mental Wellness


Work with a Case Manager to determine your eligibility for the Nourishing Hope Grant Program. Receive budgeting assistance. Learn about other financial assistance resources in the city. 


Receive information about local job/employment openings and resources, and receive help with resumes, interviews, and other job preparation requirements. 

Referrals and information are available for:

Children & Families

Learn about local resources for children and families.


Receive referrals for healthcare needs, free/sliding fee scale clinics, prescription coverage resources and other needs. 

Domestic Violence Support

Receive support and services to escape domestic violence and the tools to restart your life.

Not Seeing What You Need?

Ask questions about anything and receive resources to meet identified needs. Reach out to us for a referral so that we can best assist you.

Contact Us

In fiscal year 2023, we provided nearly 6,000 social services. More than 3,250 were completely FREE mental wellness counseling sessions.

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How Do I Qualify For Nourishing Hope Social Services?

Everyone qualifies for Nourishing Hope Social Services. We believe that getting the assistance you need is vital to creating a better tomorrow. There are no strings and no catches — just the service you deserve.

There are three primary methods of obtaining service:

Our trained and licensed professionals are here for anyone who reaches out. We’re here today to support your goals for the future.


Learn more about our Mental Wellness Services

Mental health is a crucial part of your tomorrow. Our professional counselors provide mental wellness services that can help you take control of your life. Learn more about our comprehensive care options.  


Take Control of Your Tomorrow.

Work with our staff to find a path forward. We’re here to help you create the rest of your life.


or call 773.525.1777 x300