At Homes and Order we believe in being good members of our community. With every inspection, we donate a portion of our fee to the following local non-profits. Each one of these organizations holds a special place in our lives. Here is a little more information about them.
Greater Chicago Food Depository
The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, started with one purpose – to nourish our neighbors at risk of hunger. And as the needs of our neighbors have evolved, so have we.
"Our work against hunger has expanded to address the issues that cause food insecurity and poverty. To achieve our mission, we work in partnership with a network of community-based organizations and individuals. Together, we connect our neighbors with healthy food, lift our voices and advance solutions that address the root causes of hunger – poverty, systemic inequity and structural racism. Together, we are greater. Together, we can end hunger."
Devices 4 The Disabled
Devices 4 the Disabled collects and redistributes used Durable Medical Equipment to those in need in the Chicago area. "We provide wheelchairs, hospital beds, walkers, and other equipment for free because we believe no disability should prevent people from living the life they want to live."
Howard Brown Health
Howard Brown Health was founded in 1974 and is now one of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) organizations. The agency serves more than 40,000 adults and youth in its diverse health and social service delivery system focused around seven major programmatic divisions: primary medical care, behavioral health, research, HIV/STI prevention, youth services, elder services, and community initiatives. Howard Brown serves men, women, trans and gender non-conforming folks, infants, youth, and children through a multi-site operation based in Chicago
LUNGevity is changing outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, education, and support. "We are dedicated to funding scientific research because the link between research spending and improved survival is clear. Our strategic investment in both early detection and therapeutics will help people live better with lung cancer and dramatically improve on the current 19% five-year survival rate."
Latinos Progresando provides professional, affordable immigration legal services to thousands of families every year, from more than 40 countries around the world. Part of the flagship immigration legal service program, the VAWA Project provides full-service, completely free legal support to immigrants surviving domestic violence and sexual assault.
The cats and dogs who come to PAWS Chicago are rescued from places where they are at great risk. "We give them the medical treatment, behavior enrichment and support they need to find loving, lifelong homes. As a No Kill shelter, we manage our rescue and intake based on our resources and adoption demand."
National Association for Down Syndrome
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individuals with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence.
Baby Spirit Foundation
The Baby Spirit Foundation believes no family should go through a pregnancy or infant loss alone. "We are committed to providing honorable funeral services, education & emotional support to every family who experiences a loss."