Donate

Your contribution helps us pay for the nutritious food, drinks and supplies at the hospitality center, warming centers, and soup kitchens. Additional support goes toward events that promote interfaith dialogue…

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Services

We express our shared values through direct services, including soup kitchens, warming centers, an emergency overnight shelter, a hospitality center, free fresh produce distribution in partnership with The Great Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile.

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Advocacy

The Education & Advocacy Committee monitors local and national initiatives impacting hunger and homelessness, and recommends political actions for contacting legislators and policymakers. Public Gatherings provide a venue for volunteers, supporters and others who care about ending hunger and homelessness.

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Dialogue

By creating safe spaces for peaceful non-confrontational dialogue, Interfaith Action of Evanston brings people together to build relationships and understanding across faith boundaries. We continue to learn from each other by exploring the varied traditions and beliefs that make up the diverse community in which we live and serve.

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Winter Gathering: Supporting Homeless Families & Vets

3:00 p.m., Sunday, January 11, 2015

All are welcome to attend our Winter Gathering titled, “Connecting Homeless Families and Veterans to Educational & Support Services.” Topic for discussion is how educational and support services are working in our community to benefit homeless families and veterans. Presenters will explore challenges of homelessness and its barriers to service delivery.

presenters:
Ahmadou Drame,
Community and External Affairs Coordinator
Evanston Township High School

Betsy Tolstedt, Ph.D.,
Team Leader, Evanston Veterans’IAE Community Dialogue logo-web Center

location:
Evanston Friends Meeting-Quakers
1010 Greenleaf Street
Evanston, Illinois 60202

Download the flyer to help get the word out.

 

Volunteers Needed Now to Support Our Cold-Weather Services

  • mittens-webFrom November through March we provide warming centers for people who are otherwise out in the cold.  We need help at our Friday center.  It is at Sojourner Covenant Church, 1101 Church St.  We need help between 1 and 4 p.m.
  • The Hospitality Center at St. Mark’s, 1509 Ridge, needs a doorkeeper from 9 to 11 on Tuesdays.
  • The overnight “cold” shelter will be opening at St. Paul’s Church, 1004 Greenwood, when the temperature falls to 5 degrees.  We need volunteers to set up cots in the evening, spend the night and do the laundry.

Contact Sue Murphy if you are interested in any of these great opportunities to serve.
phone: 847-869-0370
email: ia@interfaithactionofevanston.org.