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Kenya has witnessed flooding and such heavy amounts of rains as they have not seen in the recent past. So far they have lost almost 200 people with thousands rendered homeless and many houses submerged. Olive Branch Africa have been involved in the rescue efforts all over the place and have hardly been at the office for the last two weeks since critical infrastructure such as main Airports, roads, bridges, powerlines and the dams have been adversely affected, some of them overflowing their banks and causing massive deaths downstream. Olive Branch Mission remains on the frontlines assisting those in need. Click to read more.

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Growth

 

      Olive Branch Mission is not in the business of simply giving handouts, glorifying, managing or maintaining human tragedy and poverty, but rather, this great Mission stands firm against enhancing dependency. 

     We are in the business of human development, providing opportunity for recovery, restoration, reinstatement and re-entry unto a productive life. Olive Branch Mission remains a place where lost, injured, broken and desperate lives can freely, safely and unconditionally receive help, love and care! 

Your Support,Your Impact

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ORGANIZATION:

Olive Branch Mission is the oldest continually-operating community-based human service organization in Chicago 

  •     Olive Branch Mission has been serving the City of Chicago for over 155 years 

  •     Olive Branch Mission has a nationwide donor base

  •     Olive Branch Mission operates on a 24/7 schedule

  •    *Olive Branch Mission has remained safely open during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

2023 STATISTICS:

  • 1924 of clients (1306 of households) served (471 of children) in the shelters and permanent housing programs.  (HMIS)

  • 135 households served and remained permanently housed 

  • Race/Ethnicity (# of each) – Black-1,517 (78.8%), White-375 (19.5%), Asian/Asian American-7 (0.4%), American Indian, Alaska Native, or Indigenous-8 (0.4%), Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander-4 (0.2%), Multiple Races-13 (0.7%); Hispanics- 252 (13.1%), Non-Hispanics-1,672 (86.9%)

  • Gender – 754 of adult men, 601 of adult women, 559 of children, 9 transgender adults/1 transgender child

  • 29 of veterans and 10 of transgender clients served

  • 138,833 of nights of shelter provided

  • 278,961 of meals served

  • 2689 of transit cards provided

  • 2107 of referrals for education, job placement/training, housing, etc...

  • 353 of referrals for Health/Mental Health service providers

  • 103 of referrals/placements for Alcohol/Drug treatment and recovery

 

 

Our Doors Open On "Welcome" Hinges

 

Olive Branch Mission is not in the business of simply giving handouts, glorifying, managing or maintaining human tragedy and poverty, but rather, this great Mission stands firm against enhancing dependency. 

We are in the business of human development, providing opportunity for recovery, restoration, reinstatement and re-entry unto a productive life. Olive Branch Mission remains a place where lost, injured, broken and desperate lives can freely, safely and unconditionally receive help, love and care! 

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