One minute you’re financially secure. The next you’re not. It happens more frequently than we want to believe. That’s why The ARK has been the community’s safety net since 1971. Each year, The ARK cares for more than 4,000 people who come from all facets of the Chicagoland Jewish community. We draw on our shared Jewish values of care, respect, empathy and loving kindness to acknowledge each member of our community as an important, unique individual. Our vital, tangible human services honor that individuality.
It is not an exaggeration to say that The ARK saved my life. The ARK gave me shelter and the myriad of services I needed to get back onto my feet. The ARK is the best friend I’ve ever had.“
former small business owner