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 is the community’s safety net. Each year, The ARK cares for 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, and are delivered according to halachic guidelines. Our policies and procedures are endorsed by the Chicago Rabbinical Council and other local authorities.
The mission of The ARK is to help Chicagoland Jews who are facing adversity navigate toward self-reliance. ARK professionals, volunteers, and donors provide free, comprehensive services within a framework of Jewish values and laws.