•  1/13/2024 11:00 AM - 1/13/2024 01:00 PM
  •   14700 Kildare Avenue, Midlothian, IL, USA

Join us for Lunch while we pack Emergency Backpacks for our Homeless Neighbors In Need. A Special Thank You to Suburban Service League for the financial support allowing us to create 50 bags filled with Essential Toiletries, Food, Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks, Hand Warmers, Feet Warmers, Gift Cards, Resource Info & more to help get through the season. Please RSVP by January 10th at ssjeinfo@gmail.com. We hope to have 10-15 helpers and may have a special announcement!! Thank you!

  •  11/2/2023 06:30 PM
  •   Chicago Ridge, IL, USA

A meeting of minds and helping hands. We are bringing together our friends in service in the South Suburbs to discuss issues, share decisive information, build purposeful partnerships and create a concise 2024 South Suburban Support Services Resource Guide to be distributed everywhere we can make an impact!

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  •  9/22/2023 06:00 PM - 9/22/2023 10:00 PM
  •   12952 Western Avenue, Blue Island, IL, USA

Dress To Impress and Open Your Hearts to the 1st Annual Joy Gala! Join us ~Friday, September 22nd ~ at the Newly Restored, Art Deco Inspired, Historic- Lyric Theatre! Where: Lyric Theatre 12952 Western Avenue, Blue Island IL 60406 When: September 22nd 2023 Doors Open at 6pm Dinner at 7pm Sinatra, Buble' and Timberlake Crooner James Libera Performing, Open Buffet, Open Cocktail Bar, Nostalgic Whimsy & Joy Bar until 10pm Tickets On Sale Now at Lyric Theater or Eventbrite! Link: www.lyrictheater.com Thank you for helping provide much needed funding to benefit our neighbors in need of emergency resources, shelter, nutrition, clothing & furniture, health services, mental health services, as well as free events & education, senior advocacy & youth outreach. We have helped hundreds of members of our community since establishing our 501c3 this past year and plan to keep up that momentum with your help! We believe everyone experiences hardship in their lifetime and so we spread a message of "No Shame" helping individuals and families grow from 'Merely Surviving' to 'Joyfully Thriving'. The need for emergency resources has grown substantially, with the cost of inflation and post-covid recession, driving many to go hungry or unable to afford housing. Combine this with an influx of refugees and asylum seekers to the Chicagoland area and many service providers are overwhelmed, unable to meet the demand. Please help us provide basic necessities to our neighbors in need while bringing joy back into our community! To see how we have been impacting our community, check out our timeline of events, sign up for upcoming volunteer opportunities, or make a donation today, visit: www.southsuburbanjoyemporium.org

  •  7/29/2023 01:00 PM

Mom & Dad Do Not have to lose their entire savings to a senior care facility. Bring the family and discuss planning for retirement, How to Safeguard the family against financial burdens and how to plan for senior mobility issues and other health restrictions. We have New York Life (Retirement Planning), Popovic Law (Estate Planning) and Sahara Home Services coming to discuss your options.

  •  7/25/2023 06:00 PM

Join our Kitchen Supply Shower in support of Zelda's Kitchen Witches that stocks homes for families and individuals in transition. Bring a new packaged item to donate and enjoy learning about our cause and the success we have had so far!

  •  6/28/2023 06:29 AM
  •   1529 South Harlem Avenue, Berwyn, IL, USA

Join us Wednesday June 28th from 6pm-7pm as we discuss our Achievements this past year and the Challenges facing the South Suburbs today. We are raising major funding for two major initiatives. Emergency Housing- Which we plan to offer temporary housing via negotiated rates through our partners, as well as starting the process of getting a license to run a Group Home for families and individuals in transition. Some people just need just a little help and stability to get back on their feet. We are promoting The Joy Gala September 22nd and looking for sponsors! We are also sharing information about our upcoming Senior Planning Class, Youth Programs and looking for viable locations for Our 2nd Home. We hope to see you at this Summers Volunteer Call Out!

  •  4/12/2023 03:00 PM
  •   720 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Join SSJE in giving back to an organization that supports not only multiple non-profit service organizations around the Chicagoland area, they provide ongoing meals, education, jobs training, housing and help to hundreds of individuals per week. SSJE is sponsoring a meal for approximately 120 members of our homeless and underserved communities hosted by CHI 4/12/23. Volunteers are welcome, please contact us today to sign up. We are also looking for donations to help cover the cost of the meal, main protein, 2 sides, salad, bread and dessert. Please donate today on our home page. We have served with the C.H.I. team and they have served among us and we thank every volunteer and donor supporting our community!

  •  3/13/2023 11:00 AM - 3/13/2023 02:00 PM
  •   Oak Forest, IL, USA

We will be teaming up with our local Mary Kay Rep. Maria Gonzalez and providing a Brunch & Learn for our local Seniors at New Horizons. Not only will we enjoy learning the latest in skin care secrets, multiple free senior services & vendors will be on display for you to take advantage of! More Details To Be Announced - If you would like to volunteer or donate to this event please visit our home page or contact us today.

  •  2/28/2023 06:30 PM
  •   12218 South Harlem Avenue, Palos Heights, IL, USA

We are looking for Passionate and Dedicated Volunteers to Join SSJE and help bring Free Support Services to the South Suburbs. Join us to learn all about SSJE's Mission & Our Year Ahead! When: February 28th, Tuesday @ 6:30pm Where: Joe Daniels, 12218 S Harlem Ave, Palos Heights IL **Bring a donation for your Local Food Pantry. Unopened and Unexpired Items Needed: Canned Soup Canned Broth Canned Tuna/Meats Canned Vegetables/Fruit Ramen Noodles Elbow Noodles Pasta Sauce Peanut Butter/Jelly Brown/White Rice Cereal/Oatmeal Cooking Oil Sugar Flour Cake/Brownie Mix Hamburger Helper

  •  1/30/2023 11:06 PM - 12/31/2023 12:01 AM

WE CURRENTLY MEET ONLINE. WEEKLY Visit the link below and click "Join This Group" You will then receive an email with a link to our next meeting and a list of a few other meetings hosted by Peers, including Support Groups for individuals of Color and LGBTQ. https://www.meetup.com/depressiontby/ Sometimes depression has a cause, such as job loss. Sometimes it doesn't: chronic depression just comes and goes. This group is for anyone who suffers from depression for any reason or none at all. This group does not have a therapist. We don't do therapy techniques or symptom management or anything like that. We're just people who talk about our lives and give each other emotional support.

  •  11/24/2022 01:00 PM - 11/24/2022 04:00 PM
  •   Chicago Ridge, IL, USA

Bring Yourself or the Family to Chicago Ridge Legion Hall and Join our First Ever SSJE Community Thanksgiving Dinner!