The Ark’s Peterson offices close Feb. 28. We will reopen on Mar. 11 at 6450 N. California Ave. and in Northbrook. Learn more.

Discover Your Best Self. Free, Life-Changing, and Compassionate Human Services.

What We Do

The Ark helps Chicagoland Jews facing adversity navigate toward self-reliance. Ark professionals, volunteers, and donors provide free, comprehensive services within a framework of Jewish values and laws.

Our Services

Case Management and Social Services

Financial Counseling and Assistance

Employment Services

Mental Health Services

Food Assistance and Pantry

Health Clinics and Pharmacy

Housing Solutions

Spiritual Enrichment

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Voices of The Ark

“You really don’t know what an Ark client looks like. They look like you and me.”

Josh S.,

a client

“It is not an exaggeration to say that The Ark changed my life. The Ark gave me shelter and the myriad of services I needed to get back on my feet. The Ark is the best friend I’ve ever had.”

Simon,

a former small business owner

Our volunteers make our work possible. Explore the many ways you can make a difference.

Your support powers The Ark. Make a contribution today.