Chicago’s violence is a cycle. It disrupts people’s lives so completely — emotionally, economically, educationally — that it feeds upon itself, creating more violence.

We believe there are thousands of people who want to help break this cycle. However, finding a way to do so can feel overwhelming. Whether you want to donate or volunteer, this site will get you started by introducing you to organizations working directly in neighborhoods afflicted by violence.

Click on one of the buttons below. You will find a list of services, such as extracurricular activities for kids, direct violence intervention, and community development. Choose one that resonates with you. You will then be presented with a list of organizations that share your passion and would welcome your help.