Office of Faith Based Initiatives (OFBI)

The Office of Faith Based Initiatives is proud to announce the Summer Safe Haven Program for 2016. The free program runs from Tuesday, July 5th until August 12th; Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Students will be provided a free breakfast and lunch through our partnership with New Life Ministries. We are also excited to introduce enrichment programs from our corporate sponsors Junior Achievement and Common Threads. Students will learn financial literacy and the value of healthy and nutritious meal preparation. Registration is open now. If you would like to register a student, please contact a Safe Haven provider in your area. For a complete list, please refer to the list below. For additional information, please call The Office of Faith Based Initiatives at 773-553-2500.

Safe Haven

The Safe Haven program is housed in the Office of Faith Based Initiatives of Chicago Public Schools and provides a safe haven for CPS students that is a reliable and no cost alternative place for students and parents during critical high violence periods in the city. The mission of Safe Haven to eradicate bullying and instill practices to combat youth violence and to engage students in workshops that focus on positive conflict resolutions, anger management, anti-bullying, and anti-violence. Safe Haven is a partnership between CPS and the Faith Community. There are currently over 120 established partners.

Safe Haven Sites

South Side Churches

Southside Church Pastor Address Zip Phone
Allen Metropolitan CME Church Pastor David Bryant 10946 S. Lowe St. 60628 773-568-1200
Antioch MBC Pastor Gerald Dew 6248 S/ Stewart 60621 773-392-2818
Baptist Church Without a Spot or Wrinkle Pastor David Mc Cloud 9322 S. Halsted 60620 773-779-9707
First Holy Zion Bishop Jordan 6110 S. Ashland 60636 773-678-8491
Friendly Temple Church Pastor E. Walker 7745 S. State Street 60619 773-874-3045
First Paradise Pastor Albert Simmons 6736 S. Cottage Grove 60637 773-643-4305
Gifts of God Pastor Chisum 1818 W. 74th Street 60636 773-863-0995
Hope Presbyterian Pastor Leslie Sanders 1354 W. 61st Street 60636 773-737-8394
Holy Trinity Pastor Anthony O'Niel 5416 S. Calumet 60615 773-538-7866
King's Dominion Church Pastor Chris Wetherspoon 11625 S. Ashland 60643 708-257-7119
King of Glory Pastor Jeffery Hodges 2314 E. 83rd Street 60617 773-704-2370
KLEO Center Pastor Torrey Barrett 119 E. Garfield 60637 773-363-6941
Liberation Bishop James Dukes 7400 S. Michigan 60619 773-783-1885
Loving Spirit Pastor Robinson 424 W. 103rd. Street 60628 708-990-5885
Maple Park UMC Pastor Robert Biekman 11705 S. Elizabeth 60643 773-928-5220
Metropolitan Church Pastor Finney 4100 S. King Drive 60653 773-313-9146
Mt. Carmel Bible Church Pastor Byron Whitehead 740 E. 42nd. Street 60653 773-624-3690
Mt. Zion Pastor Henry White 56 E. 46 St 60636 708-623-7292
New Cannaland Pastor Pervis Thomas 5957 S. Peoria Street 60621 773-723-6816
New Memorial M.B. Church Pastor Roosevelt Walker 6844 S. Indiana 60637 773-488-6869
New Nazareth MBC Pastor Jarvis Hanson 7933 S. Yates 60617 773-731-4747
New Spiritual Light Pastor Walter Turner 7566 S. South Shore Dr. 60649 773-374-8373
Nu Grace Nu Mercy Pastor Antoinette Willis 7783 S. Exchange Avenue 60649 773-382-1723
Pilgrim Baptist Church Pastor Corwin Lasenby 3235 E. 91st. Street 60617 773-374-3888
Redemptive Tabernacle Pastor Linford Coleman 9989 S. Beverly 60643 773-429-9079
Sheldon Heights Pastor Leonardo Gilbert 11325 S. Halsted 60628 773-568-2929
South Shore UMC Rev. Adonna Reid 7350 S. Jeffery Blvd. 60649 773-324-4430
St. James Industrial Pastor Warner Pitts 8539 S. Racine 60620 773-723-8242
St. Sabina Father Pfleger 7800 S Racine 60620 773-483-4333
The Lord's Way Pastor Kelley 1250-56 E. 75th. Street 60619 773-392-1075
The Way of Truth Church Baptist Bishop Daniel Lee 6458 S. California 60629 773-925-9351
Tree of Life Pastor Shelby Stokes 1124 E. 93rd Street 60619 773-820-0617
Triedstone Bishop S. Gordon 1415 W 104th St 60643 773-881 7710
True Light/B.F. Paxton Community Development Rev. Larue Kidd 7300 S. Maryland 60619 773-994-1381
Vernon Baptist Church Pastor Andrew Gibson 6400 S. Champlain 60637 773-684-7869
Yahweh Ministries Pastor Jessie Williams 5413 S. Halsted St. 60609 708-299-7443

West Side Churches

West Side Churches  Pastor Address Zip Phone
Christ Centered Ministries Pastor Anthony Spencer 1533 W. Drake 60623 773-522-5425
Corinthian Temple Pastor David Whittley 4520 W. Washington Blvd 60624 773-626-1972
Greater Holy Temple Pastor Lamont Lennox 246 N. California 60612 773-722-9430
Greater Rock Baptist Church Pastor Floyd James 718 S. Independence 60624 773-722-7701
Greater St. John Pastor Ira Acree 1256 N. Waller 60651 773-378-3300
Greater True Vine Pastor John Collins 5936 W. Division 60651 773-626-3542
Heirs of the Promise Pastor Joseph Kyles 4821 W. Chicago Ave. 60651 773-342-5377
Helping Hands Pastor Tommy Woolridge 538 N. Lavergne 60644 773-379-4918
Home of Life Pastor Johnny Henderson 4650 W. Madison 60644 773-626-8654
Hope Community Church Pastor Steve Epting 5900 W. Iowa 60651 773-921-2243
I Care Ministries Annie Cross 4925 W. Division 60651 773-287-4630
Inspirational Deliverance Pastor Shirley Hughes 647 N Park Side 60644 773-287-4311
Jesus Word Center Pastor Mattie Phillips 4224 W. 13TH STREET 60623 773-762-2432
Mt. Ebenezer Pastor Leon Miller 3555 W. Huron Street 60624 773-826-3379
Mt. Pilgrim Pastor Marshall Hatch 4301 W. Washington 60624 773-287-5051
Mt. Vernon Pastor Johnny Miller 2622 W. Jackson Blvd 60612 773-826-3064
New Landmark Pastor Cy Fields 2700 W. Wilcox 60612 773-722-7555
New Life Holiness Pastor LaJuan Whitfield 5637 W. North Ave. 60637 773-683-5433
New Macedonia Pastor Leronza Moore 4242 W. Madison 60643 773-826-4988
New Miracle Temple Pastor Williams 5455 W. Division 60651 773-379-8445
New Mission Pastor Purkett 4700 W. Polk 60644 773-848-6140
New Tiberia Pastor Oscar Crear 911 S. Kedzie 60612 773-379-1750
Peoples Church of the Harvest Pastor Michael Eaddy 3570 W. 5th Avenue 60624 773-533-6877
Reaching out Ministries Pastor Lafayette Mcgary 2431 W. Roosevelt Rd. 60608 708-932-6496
Rising Sun Pastor Matthew Miller 820 N. Central 60651 773-921-0744
St. Stephen Pastor Bailey 3042 W. Washington 60612 773-826-7009
Stone Temple Bishop Fitzpatrick 3622 W. Douglass Street 60623 773-762-0900

Spring Break Latino/North

Spring Break Latino/North  Pastor Address Zip Phone
Assembly of Faith Pastor Andre Gross 1222 W. 108th. Street 60643 773-779-5901
Carpenter's House Pastor Douglas Villacreses 1651 N Kedzie 60647 773-276-2681
Casa de Santidad  Centro Renacer Pastor Pilar Alvarez 5300 S Maplewood Ave 60632 773-778-5300
Chicago Tabernacle Pastor Al Toledo 3231 N Cicero Ave 60641 773-583-7344
Christian Fellowship Flock Pastor Freddie Caraballo 10724 S. Ewing 60617 773-721-3095
Elston UMC Pastor Hannah Kardon 5850 N Elston 60646 773-775-3399
Family Empowerment Center Pastor Scott Menke 1533 W. Devon Avenue 60660 773-262-0760
First Congregational Church Pastor Jose Rosa 1305 N. Hamlin 60651 773-384-8118
Generation to Generation UMC Pastor Ayla Samson 11731 S. Avenue O 60617 773-729-0522
Grace & Peace Pastor John Zayas 2100 N Kildare 60634 773-489-5949
Iglesia Evangelica Emmanuel Pastor Tony Mariscal 5016 W. Armitage 60639 773-237-1645
Iglesia Manantial de Vida Pastor Hector Delgado 5300 S. California 60619 773-376-3436
Mision Crisitiana Elim Pastor Oscar Arevalo 1615 W. Morse Avenue 60626 773-764-5801
New Dimensions Pastor Rolando Othier 6115 W. Fullerton 60639 773-663-9037
New Life Centers Pastor John LaTorre 1410 N Springfield 60651 773-252-1104
New Life Family Center Pastor Edwin Carrera 2910 N Central Ave 60641 773-237-0639
New Life NW Pastor David Marrero 5100 W. Diversey 60639 773-512-9558
New Life Pilsen Pastor Robert Belfort 2512 S. Oakley 60608 773-851-7021
Rogers Park UMC Pastor Wesley Dorr 1545 W. Morse Ave 60660 773-761-2500
Shalom Pastor Ernesto Betancourt 1400 N. Ridgeway Ave 60651 773- 276-1990
Upper Room Pastor Secundino Mendoza 1357 N California 60622 773-227-9985
Urban Vineyard * Pastor Eddie Nodal 2145 N Maplewood Ave 60647 773-276-7286
Union MBC * Pastor Marvin Alexander 940 N. Orleans 60610 312-642-5696

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