We Appreciate Your Support

We can only provide these services with your help. We do not receive support from large foundations or institutes. The majority of our funding comes from individuals who believe in our Franciscan inspired mission and want to positively impact the lives of those-in-need. We strive to provide programs and services that aid our beautiful south side Chicago community reach its full potential. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift to help support The Port Ministries. Your donation, at whatever level that suits your means and interest, is greatly appreciated.

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Make a check to “Port Ministries” and mail to PO Box 09168, Chicago, IL 60609

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Call 773.778.5955 or email info@theportministries.org

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Here’s what our people have to say about our services:

“A day does not go by without feeling grateful and honored for being welcomed through the doors of the Port Ministries and given the opportunity to continue building my personal vision of community healing through the People’s School. The support of The Port Ministries has created an empowering space where I can grow as an educator and become more confident as I progress in my personal career path. This is a priceless gift that is shared with all educators, students, and everyone who takes part in on-going community building and healing. It has been easy to feel at home and find a safe-space at The Port largely influenced by the warmth, openness, encouragement, and support. It has been inspiring to see the extent of their community involvement, love for the community and helping individuals connect and become empowered.”

Mariana Lopez, People’s School Leader, Young Professional Board Member

“Besides all of the wonderful programming that we offer, I have come to see that the real magic happens in these small, hidden moments of great love. We are blessed with so many wonderful people who do countless unseen acts of love to provide a clean, safe, and dignified place for the people of Chicago to find refuge. Port Ministries, which finds its spiritual roots in the life of St. Francis, the poor beggar of Assisi, is thoroughly dependent on God’s providence.”

Brother MJ Groark, Capuchin Franciscan

“One of the ways that the Port influenced me is by teaching how to become more confidant and encourage me to try new things.”

Genesis G. AKA GenGen, After-School Program Participant