Safe Haven-Safe Holiday program announced 


Positive activities for 2,500 students planned at sites throughout Chicago

 

December 14, 2010

 

The 2010 Safe Haven-Safe Holiday program, which is designed to provide CPS students with structured and productive activities during the school District’s winter break, was announced today.

 

Details of this year’s holiday-break program, an extension of the Safe Haven initiative launched last year, were announced at West Point Church 3566 S. Cottage. Safe Haven-Safe Holiday 2010 is an eight-day program designed to provide guidance services and activities to groups of CPS students in targeted communities.

 

Programming will include workshops on conflict resolution, positive communication, character development and anger management and employ practical exercises, group discussions and arts and crafts. The program’s theme is “Stop the Violence, Stop the Silence.”

 

The programs will be housed in some 80 sites on the south, west, southwest and northwest sides of the city.

 

Winter break for most Chicago Public Schools students begins this Friday, December 17. About a quarter of CPS students who attend “Track E” calendar schools began their break last Friday.

 

Classes resume for CPS students on Monday, January 3, 2011.

 

Programs available through Safe Haven-Safe Holiday also include parental involvement and encourage an atmosphere for families to positively interact with members of the family unit.

 

Faith leaders and other vendors who operate the Safe Haven-Safe Holiday sites will work with the CPS Interfaith Office and school principals to determine students who could most benefit from the program. Lead vendors chosen through an RFP process are HOPE Organization, New Life Pilsen, and St. Mark International.

 

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to participate, and each site must serve a minimum of 25 students. Additional information on becoming a Safe Haven-Safe Holiday provider or regarding student enrollment is available by calling the District’s Interfaith Department at (773) 553-1528 .  Information can also be provided by calling 311.

 

Safe Haven-Safe Holiday will operate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Day, but not on Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Similar to last year, a culminating event with all participants will take place on the program’s last day, December 30.

 

Catholic Charities will provide as daily meal for each child.

 

Participating churches and organizations and their addresses include:

 

Samaritan Bible Baptist Church

6847 S. Halsted

 

Holy Trinity

5416 S. Calumet

 

First Paradise

6736 S. Cottage Grove

 

Original Mt. Pleasant

6614 S. Blackstone

 

Greater Harvest

5141 S. State

 

King of Glory Tabernacle COGIC

2314 W. 83rd

 

New Eclipse Baptist Church

715 W. 51st

 

New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church,

8850 S. Cottage Grove

 

West Point Baptist Church

3566 S. Cottage Grove

 

Tridestone Full Gospel Baptist Church

1415 W. 104th St.

 

True Vine Missionary Baptist Church

6720 S. Stewart

 

First Corinthian

7500 S. Halsted

 

St. James A.M.E.

9250 S. Lafayette

 

Morgan Park U.M.C.

11030 S. Longwood

 

New Hope Christian

1033 E. 95th

 

Pleasant Green

7545 S. Vincennes

 

Pentecostal Temple

415 W. 111th St.

 

New Gideon Missionary Baptist Church

6735 S. South Chicago Ave.

 

For Your Consciousness Ministries

1923 W. 51st

 

Beth Eden Baptist Church

11121 S. Loomis

  

Bethlehem Star

9321 S. Cottage Grove

 

New Memorial

6844 S. Indiana

 

Sheldon Heights Church of Christ

11355 S. Halsted

 

Promise Center

13560 S. Indiana

 

Trinity All Nations

9600 S. Vincennes

 

Come Alive Ministry of Faith Church

2206 E. 73rd

 

True Light Church Baptist

7302 S. Maryland

 

Liberation Christian Center

6801 S. Ashland

 

New Spiritual Light Church

7566 S. South Shore Drive

 

Sweet Holy Spirit

8621 S. South Chicago Ave.

 

Armitage Baptist

2505 N. Kedzie

 

Bethel

1450 W. 19th

 

Brickyard Bible

6334 W. Diversey

 

Christian Fellowship Flock

10724 S. Ewing

 

El Buen Pastor

2159 W. Cullerton

  

Grace and Peace

2100 N. Kildare

 

Iglesia Cristiana Manatial

4300 S. California

 

Iglesia Evangelica Siloe

5740 W. Grand

 

La Villita

2300 S. Millard

 

Liberty Christian Center

5447 W. Addison

 

Life House Christian Center

1701 N. Tripp

 

Mision Christiana Familiar

1701 N. Tripp

 

New Dimensions

6115 W. Fullerton

 

New Life C.C.H.P.

410 N. Springfield

 

New Life Covenant

2401 W. North

 

New Life Little Village

2657 S. Lawndale

 

New Life Pilsen

2512 S. Oakley

 

Storehouse

1644 N. Albany

 

Urban Vinyard

2145 N. Maplewood

  

Church of the King

4014 W. 55th

                       

New Home

4804 W. Polk

 

Christ Centered Ministries

1533 S. Drake

 

Stone Temple

1337 S. Millard

 

Rose of Sharon

4209 W. Cermak

 

Gospel of Truth

4118 W. Division

 

Heirs of Promise

4821 W. Chicago

 

Mt. Vernon

2622 W. Jackson

 

New Evergreen

3404 W. Roosevelt

 

Brotherly Love

3801 W. Cermak

 

All Nations COGIC

1525 S. Pulaski

 

New Canaan Land

5957 S. Peoria

 

New Mt. Pilgrim

4301 W. Washington

 

Chance Ministries

305 N. Cicero

  

Peaceful New Beginnings

345 S. Cicero

 

St. Rest

5920 W. North

 

Launch Out Into the Deep

2223 S. Millard

 

New Hope Baptist

4247 W. Division

 

Corinthian Temple

4520 W. Washington

 

St. Mark

832 N. LeClaire

 

Greater St. John

1256 N. Waller

 

Christian Love M.B

535 N. Spaulding Ave.

 

God Cares for You

3852 W. 63rd St.

 

New Life Midway

4101 W. 51st

  

Heritage International

5312 W. North Ave.

 

Friendship Baptist

5200 W. Jackson Blvd.

 

New Birth

5335 W. Lomoyne

 

New Ebenezer

355 W. Huron

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Truth & Life

4146 W. Chicago

 

New Landmark

2700 W. Wilcox

 

Alliance for Community Peace

12350 S. Wallace

 

About CPS

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