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Willie sat by a light pole near Wacker Place and Wabash. It's not his usual place he said, but I was glad that it wasn't. He's been out here a couple hours. He also comes out early in the morning on Michigan Avenue too. His biggest need is housing. Someone was nice enough to put him up for a couple nights in a cheap hotel, but it's better than sleeping on the street. He pointed over to the river and said, "I sleep over there, by the statue." He has limited mobility, due to his prosthetic leg. He needs to get to the doctor so they can adjust it, because right now he doesn't have much padding in there. "I've been wearing it for two days!" he said. At the moment, he's waiting for his Social Security check for $750. His daughter came to visit him recently and ended up taking a picture of his information and then stole his money. He found out, when he tried to withdraw money and they said it had already been spent on a bunch of things in Memphis. So, now he's waiting 10 days for the fraud unit to complete their investigation, then he'll be able to get his check. In the course of our conversation he said, "I draw pictures". I believe he does it for the pure enjoyment of it. He draws people and landscapes. All he needs a photo and he can do it. He has pastels with him and when he needs paper, he just goes to the Blick art store and picks some up. I hope to share some of his artwork in the future. Willie was a guy with an incredible disposition and optimism. He said "God is blessing me". #homeless #homelessness #peoplebeautifulpeople #streetsamaritans #chicagohomeless #homelesspeople #homelessportraits #homelessportrait #youmatter #peoplematter #helpthehomeless
Mario was singing on the corner of State and Randolph. He was very friendly and had a smile on his face. He's been homeless for about five years. He's on a waiting list for housing, but that can take years (it's been two years for him). His mom is in senior housing. He can't sleep there, but he can shower there, so that helps him out. He grew up on the West Side of Chicago, which is not a good place to be. He was raised by a single mom and he did his "juvenile thing", in his words and got involved in drugs and gangs, which landed him in prison. But he's in a better place now and knows that that kind of lifestyle is a dead end. He's always enjoyed singing and was in a few talent competitions. He was depressed when some of his heroes (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Prince) passed away. He wanted to pursue a career in music, but after seeing these artists pass away, he decided not to continue. He has had some temp work, but nothing steady. His faith keeps him going. #homeless #homelessness #singer #chicagohomeless #peoplebeautifulpeople #streetsamaritans #homelessnessawareness #humansofchicago #homelessportraits #streetphotographer #street #streetphoto #humanity #youmatter
In the course of distributing clothing/necessities to folks on the street, Leon and Willie came up to us, as they needed clothes as well. They were so excited to see us. It was obvious they were good friends and watched out for each other. #homeless #helpthehomeless #homelessnessawareness #humansofchicago #homelessportraits #streetphotographer #chicagohomeless #peoplebeautifulpeople #streetsamaritans #friends #friendship
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Ron and James were sitting outside a department store on Michigan Avenue. The connection they had was inspiring. Ron is a vet and has been homeless for many years. James has only recently become homeless. They met up a while ago and Ron really became a father figure for James. He showed him the "ins and outs" of being homeless and steered him clear of trouble. Ron stays away from shelters, because he doesn't like the negativity. So they sleep on the street, away from trouble. "Once you get in a hole", Ron said, "it's hard to get out...but with God's help, I will". #homeless #homelessness #humansofchicago #homelessportraits #streetphotographer #helpthehomeless #streetsamaritans #portraitphotography #peoplebeautifulpeople #chicagohomeless
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About Hello! I am hosting my 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Give Back event, In honor of my Uncle Varick Lamar “Scooty” Walton whom I lost due to homelessness. At a young age I watched as my mother and family members struggled to receive financial help for my uncle. It lead him into depression causing him to have a mental breakdown and more. NO ONE should have to endure this! So this event will celebrate who he was and always will be to me; Loving, Cheerful, and Fun! We’re not only going to feed one’s body but let’s feed their spirits too! Goal The mission is to feed, cloth and provide hygiene bags to as many people possible. I believe just because you fell on hard times, doesn’t mean you should be dehumanized; let’s humanize them by allowing them to choose what’s on their plates. Something so small can be taken for granted until it’s removed from us. So this year and moving forward there will be no pre-made plates! With YOUR HELP, we will be serving food, words of encouragement, and love for two hours. Volunteers Please just show up! If you are able to bring something or not, Your joyful spirit and helping hand is what is needed most! Items needed Water, Can Soda/Juice, Fruits, Deserts, Snacks, Utensils, 3 compartment containers, Napkins, Hats, Gloves, Scarfs, Thermal Socks, Ear Muffs, Coats, Shoes/Boots (NEW or gently worn please), Deodorant, Tooth brush/Paste, Soap, Face Towels, Shampoo/Conditioner, Wipes, Chapstick, Hand Sanitizers, Lotion, etc.(Only NEW/ unopened Items please) Donations Although I am grateful for any donation sent, I refuse to give out Items that I or YOU wouldn’t wear/use ourselves! New items are preferred but gently used items will be accepted. #linkinbio #canihelpyou #humanity #feedthehomeless #icare #chicago #chicagofood #chicagohomeless #thanksgiving #kingsandqueens #thankyou @hygienecleanchi @englewoodbarbie @mookdilla @unkandauntie
Hey #Chicago ! I received this great opportunity from Teen Living Program (TLP) at work today and I wanted to share. If you know any youth that are currently experiencing #homelessness between the ages of 18-26 and is looking for affordable housing opportunities please have them email me at ruqayyah@ffchicago.org so I can forward their information. TLP will be hosting a info session for youth and staff on October 18th but they MUST RSVP by October 16th. Please share!!
THE NEWLYWEDS have a real heart to serve! Jacob and Kaitlind are at home in the kitchen helping prepare chili for some of Chicago's rent/food-challenged guests and the homeless tonight. #chicagohomeless #Chicago #windycity #hunger #Pilsen #southshore #childhunger www.MercyGateIntl.com
October 30 Fun Event—Money helps support #chicagohomeless #street based #youth (I will be out of town so can’t go. Please share and support if you can!)
A homeless man (with a cat named Blessing), two years ago, in Chicago, drew me this wonderful “portrait”. Sometimes I think about him. Does anyone, out of there (I live in Italy), know him, and could gave me some news about how his doing? #homeless #chicagohomeless #chicago
Tahan was sitting on the corner of Washington and State Street, with a few pieces of artwork on the sidewalk in front of him and a pad of paper in his lap. He was drawing a portrait with colored pencils. He was a man of few words and when he spoke he kept his down, fixated on his drawing. His favorite thing to draw he said was women. He's been homeless for about a year and a half. His artwork helps him earn money. His biggest need at the moment is warm clothes and a big military-type backpack that won't rip or tear. #homeless #homelessness #humansofchicago #homelessportraits #streetphotographer #portraitphotography #chicagohomeless #streetphotography #peoplebeautifulpeople #streetsamaritans
Stop by our studio’s Open House on Saturday, 10/20 from 7-10! It’s in conjunction with Pilsen’s largest open studio art walk this year! Some of our latest works will be on display, so come on by and visit the space where everything was created 😀! We’re located in The Cermak Arts Center at 629 W Cermak (entrance on Ford St), just east of Halstead. Our Studio is called ‘Wabee_Sabee Studios’. #pilsenopenstudios #TD #pilsenartists #abstract expressionist#sculptor #painter ##streetart #artexpochicago #equestrianart #abstractart #chicagart #chicagoartists #daniel0wilson #homlessart #femanistaart #metoo #metoomovement #womeninart #chicagohomeless #chicagohomelessness #Pilsen #Pilsenartstudio #cermakcenter #bunnyxlv #horse_sculptor #arabianhorse #arabianhprseart #horsesculpture #chicagowomen #womeninthearts #Pilsenartstudio
Willie sat by a light pole near Wacker Place and Wabash. It's not his usual place he said, but I was glad that it wasn't. He's been out here a couple hours. He also comes out early in the morning on Michigan Avenue too. His biggest need is housing. Someone was nice enough to put him up for a couple nights in a cheap hotel, but it's better than sleeping on the street. He pointed over to the river and said, "I sleep over there, by the statue." He has limited mobility, due to his prosthetic leg. He needs to get to the doctor so they can adjust it, because right now he doesn't have much padding in there. "I've been wearing it for two days!" he said. At the moment, he's waiting for his Social Security check for $750. His daughter came to visit him recently and ended up taking a picture of his information and then stole his money. He found out, when he tried to withdraw money and they said it had already been spent on a bunch of things in Memphis. So, now he's waiting 10 days for the fraud unit to complete their investigation, then he'll be able to get his check. In the course of our conversation he said, "I draw pictures". I believe he does it for the pure enjoyment of it. He draws people and landscapes. All he needs a photo and he can do it. He has pastels with him and when he needs paper, he just goes to the Blick art store and picks some up. I hope to share some of his artwork in the future. Willie was a guy with an incredible disposition and optimism. He said "God is blessing me". #homeless #homelessness #chicagohomeless #humansofchicago #homelessportraits #streetphotographer #portraitphotography #portrait #peoplebeautifulpeople #loveoneanother
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Lavelle was on the corner of Michigan and Chestnut. He's been homeless for a couple years. He was in a wheelchair, because he has limited mobility in his legs. There are few places for him to sleep he said, because people shoo him away and say "you can't be here". He used to sleep on Lower Wacker, but it's dangerous down there and it's hard to sleep. Around the downtown he's had Chicago workers tell him that it doesn't look good for the city to have homeless people sleeping around. His biggest need is clothing, sleeping bag, socks, shoes, and bus cards for transportation. The amazing thing about Lavelle is that he was employed by Thresholds as an advocate/counselor to help people in jail and going through difficult times. Then he got into trouble himself and ended up in jail. He said, now I've seen it from both sides--employed as a counselor and being in jail, as well as the one needing help. Now, he wants to "extend my hand and help others in need". He's trying to get his ID, which was stolen from him and a few other of his belongings. Near the end of our conversation, he said "and I'm writing a book about being homeless and climbing out of homelessness". He had written a bunch of things down, but ended up having his journal stolen on the street. Lavelle's story will be told... #homeless #homelessness #streetsamaritans #humansofchicago #homelessportraits #streetphotographer #portraitphotography #streetphotography #chicagohomeless #peoplebeautifulpeople
We are back with our T-SHIRT FUNDRAISER💜💜💜do not miss out on your chance to grab one this time around and while your shopping for that perfect fit Tee grab a water bottle as well it’s a 28 oz Infusion Tumbler so if you are that person who likes to add🍋or🥒to water this is perfect for YOU😉so🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️💨over to FromOurHeartsChicago.com and click the SHOP tab🛍 ALL PROCEEDS go to helping a person in need on the streets of Chicago💜 #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #Branding #TShirtFUNDRAISER
Congrats to our raffle🎟🎉prize winner @naturalbrowndiva on September 23rd at @successjunkie Success Supper🥂she won🏆🌟a dinner for 2 aboard the Odyssey🛳🥂from From Our Hearts Chicago Inc.💜💜💜STAY TUNED maybe you will be our next WINNER‼️ #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #Branding #RaffleWINNER
Ann was behind a cardboard sign on Michigan Avenue south of Wacker. Right from the start, she had a smile on her face. The first thing she said was, "everything's gonna be alright". She's been waiting to get senior housing (she's 65), so in the meantime the money she receives on the street goes to help her find temporary housing. She's been out here about 7 months. She said it hasn't been that long, and that "this too shall pass". She's skilled in maintenance and janitorial work. She's hoping to find a job. She was a very optimistic woman. What keeps her going? She pointed up and said "a Higher Power". #homeless #homelessness #homelessnessawareness #helpthehomeless #homelessportrait #chicagohomeless #humansofchicago #streetphotography #streetphotographer #peoplebeautifulpeople
My buddy who is also without accomidation and homeless , sleeping outdoors. #homelessuk #homeless #london #detroit #chicagohomeless #newyork #newyorktimes #local #without #accomidation #invisiblepeople homelesslondon #trees #park #salvationarmy #ok #whatever
Homeless dude named alberto wants me to draw him! How nice! Except he did ask me if he could ask a question and when i said yes he said ‘sex?’ Soooo... what does that mean. #chicagohomeless #chicagoartist #sex ?
- 💙💙💙 ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 This young activist (Aleta Clark) feeds the homeless (The friends) in Chicago EVERY night for 6 months straight AT THE POLICE STATION on 51st. (#Club51 ) ....... Just ONE of the many things she does for this city! #frontline ........... . . Sponsor a night ------> swipe . . . Follow ----> @englewoodbarbie ............ #englewoodbarbie #chicago #chicagohomeless #homeless #activist #englewood #englewoodchicago #51andgreenline #greenline #hugsnoslugs #aletaclark
- 💙💙💙 ✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼 This young activist (Aleta Clark) feeds the homeless (The friends) in Chicago EVERY night for 6 months straight AT THE POLICE STATION on 51st. (#Club51 ) ....... Just ONE of the many things she does for this city! #frontline ........... . . Sponsor a night ------> swipe . . . Follow ----> @englewoodbarbie ............ #englewoodbarbie #chicago #chicagohomeless #homeless #activist #englewood #englewoodchicago #51andgreenline #greenline #hugsnoslugs #aletaclark
AS COLD WEATHER approaches, we prepare for record numbers needing and seeking our full, complete, hot meals to help them make it through another day . . . #Chicago #windycity #hunger #chicagohunger #homeless #chicagohomeless
Pat sat on a bench on the inner part of Wacker Drive, holding his sign. He's said he's 75 and has been homeless for about four months. His daughter has three children, but her ex-husband isn't paying child support, so he's giving her the $1400 a month he receives from Social Security to help her. In his words, "I'd rather be homeless, than my daughter and kids." So, he sits here from about 12 to 6pm, to get money for a room, which costs him $16 a night. A security guard from one of the buildings came out about a week ago and asked him to move across the street onto "city property" to which Pat replied, "this is city property". The security guard then said, "Well, it doesn't look good having you here". Pat respected his wishes and then a few hours later, he sat down where he was before, "and I haven't seen him since", with a smile. His word of encouragement when people are going through tough times is, "Just persevere". #homeless #humansofchicago #homelessportraits #streetphotographer #homelessness #chicagohomeless #peoplebeautifulpeople #streetsamaritans #portraitphotography #portrait
In search of an apartment that will take all three Pitbulls. Owners are in their 50s and lost apartment due to a fire and are trying to keep their family together. Owners are looking to stay under $800. Please spread the word so we can help keep this family stay together. All dogs are fixed and utd on vaccs. Willing to relocate out of the city. #chicagoapartments #apartment #chicagohousingauthority #forrent #help #pitbullsofchicago #chicagopitbulls #chicagorescuedogs #chicagorescue #helpthisfamily #cacc #aliverescue #playersforpits #chicagohomeless #chicago #pittiesofchicago #chicagobully
Sometimes all it takes is for someone to believe in you... then you will start believing in yourself! . . . . . . #loveyourself #beatingaddiction #chicagohomeless #chicity #addictionfree #takethefirststep #chicagogram
Chris sat outside a restaurant on Wabash Street. Not actively soliciting, but there. He's been homeless for about five months. He's usually here for about three hours during lunchtime. He echoed the concern of so many, that housing is his greatest need. He stays at a local hostel, which costs $27 a night. When he doesn't have the money, he has to sleep on the street. He said, "It's depressing, not having a place to stay!" He doesn't want to be out here, but he has to to survive. He's trying to get an ID, because with that, he can get his Social Security card and be able to work. At the moment, it's a catch 22, but he is getting help to allow him to have an ID. What he and other homeless folks need are hoodies, blankets, sleeping bags, toiletries, and a guide to where they can find help, shelter, food, and support. #homeless #homelessness #helpthehomeless #streetsamaritans #street #streetphotography #streetphoto #streetphotographer #chicagohomeless #homelessportrait #peoplebeautifulpeople #lowkey #lowkeyportrait
The iconic "Walking Man". Joe is probably the most well-known homeless person in Chicago. He's walked the streets for years, sporting his signature hair and mustache. Kind of reminds me of Einstein...In the past, he walked as much as 20 miles a day. He's quiet and keeps to himself, rarely engaging anyone in conversation. So I engaged him. He was soft-spoken and was kind enough to let me take his picture. He said many people take his picture, so I was just another eager "tourist" I suppose. I wanted to chat more, but he was meeting a friend somewhere he said. "But if I see you again, I'll be sure to say 'hi'". #walkingman #chicago #chicagohomeless #peopleofchicago #humansofchicago #peoplebeautifulpeople #blackandwhite #monochrome #blackandwhiteportrait #hair #whitehair #streetphotographer
Celaphalus was on the corner of Wabash and Jackson. He was a vet and talked about his time in the service years ago. He's been homeless for about a year and a half and never thought it would happen to him. At the moment he’s trying to raise money for a room. He is a Puerto Rican African American. Asked his dad why he gave him such a strange, long name. His dad said he looked in his eyes and thought he looked noble, like the centurions of old, so he named him "Celephalus". His dad told him he had a purpose. His dad was a minister, so Celephalus grew up in the church. He said he feels Gods love in the people that he meets and talks with. Midway through our conversation, he said "what do you need? How can I help you?" Pretty amazing. Then I asked him. He needs a shaver and wants to look presentable so he can get a job. He has written a book about his experiences on the street and a woman is helping him put it together. He's written a couple more chapters in addition to the ones he already gave her, (which probably include his encounter with a drunk guy yesterday who pulled a knife on him.)
Tommy was on the corner of Wabash and Washington. He was sitting in a wheelchair and had a gentle disposition. We talked for a bit and talked about his time in the Army and that he didn't have benefits now. He was waiting for his Social Security benefits, so for now he's out here trying to make ends meet. He's hoping to make 30 or 40 bucks to pay for a room and food. He's been staying with his brother, but his brother has bills too, so Tommy's been paying him to stay there. He said he doesn't want to be out here, but he has to do what he can to survive. His knees are bad and he's older, so it's hard for him to find employment in the condition he's in. As we said goodbye, he said "Never give up--I never give up". #nevergiveup #inevergiveup #homeless #homelessness #helpthehomeless #homelessportraits #chicagohomeless #streetphotographer #streetphotography #streetphoto_bw #streetphotographers
REACHING OUT TO THE HOMELESS This Sunday we will be heading to Chicago to spend time with those facing homelessness, we'd love to have you join us! Meassage @dacarter8780 for more details or if you'd like to help in any way! #homelandoutreach #serviceopportunity #chicagohomeless @alpineoutreach @alpinelz
E-Rodney has been out here 5 1/2 years. He's trying to get enough money for a deposit and first months rent for an apartment. You can find him on the Randolph Street bridge. He's very friendly and chatty with people as they pass by "Good morning Ladies--good morning Gentlemen!" He said, "I know everybody who passes by." He wants people to know that he's a good person. "Some people call me lazy, but I could be stealing purses or hurting people, but I don't do that." He showed me his arms and said, "I don't do drugs, I don't get high". He asked me if I'd ever been homeless..................man.........Right now, he's staying in a shelter. He can do janitorial work and he's a good cook. "If you put a pig in front of me, I can cook it!" He's a very amiable, talkative fellow! #homeless #homelesspeople #helpthehomeless #homelessness #streetsamaritans #humansofchicago #homelessportraits #streetphotographer #lowkey #lowkeyportrait #lowkeyportraits #lowkeyportraiture #portraitphotography #portrait #portraits #chicagohomeless
#fbf Our volunteers are the best🌟.... #FlashBackFriday August 12th we gave out 200 Brown Bag BBQ & Mini Love Bags.... thank you again @dreamchefkitchen for allowing us to use your gem of a restaurant....💜 #BrownBagBBQ #FOHC_Inc #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #LovelyAndCandice #FromOurHearts #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #NFP #NonProfitOrganization
Jesse was outside Garrett’s popcorn store. He’s been out here about 2 years. A while back he had an aneurysm and stroke which set home back a little bit. He’s out here daily from about 3-8. What he needs most is money for a bus pass. He doesn’t have a steady place to stay. He’ll either be at the shelter or at a friends house. People take care of him. He mentioned hurricane Florence and said he knows there are people worse off than him. He’s blessed, he says. “I have a faith in God”. He was an optimistic person, despite his situation.
Emily and Jessie were occupying space under some scaffolding on Michigan Avenue near Washington Street. The sign in front of them read, "We may be ugly, but we still get hungry." She told me, it's not meant for people to pity them, but as a way to get attention. She said, it's usually worth a buck when people walk by. Jessie was laying down on the ground, not feeling well. They have two dogs that care for wherever they go. Emily was pretty apathetic in all her responses. Didn't really care about much. They've been in Chicago for 5 weeks. I was telling about some other folks I met (Josh, Shawn, and Kate). Turns out they know them. They met up here in Chicago. They also take freight trains from city to city. Their tattoos are also similar to Josh, Shawn, and Kate. Emily and Jessie stick together with like-minded travelers, as it's safer that way. She said we don't ride with people we don't know. Emily’s originally from Seattle. She wasn't too eager to talk, but was kind enough to oblige me for a photo. #homeless #homelesspeople #helpthehomeless #homelessness #streetsamaritans #portraitphotography #portrait #homelessportraits #humansofchicago #streetphotography #streetphoto #streetphotos #streetphotographer #chicagohomeless #drifter #drifters #trainriders #peoplebeautifulpeople
Street Ministry Life Chicago NIGHTS! #streetministry4life ✌️👟#chicagohomeless #Prayforchitown #BeForgiven 🙏🎥👟
Tommy was preparing a place to sleep, on Washington Street, east of Wells. He had a few pieces of cardboard he laid on top of each other to serve as a cushion while he slept. He was very engaging and enjoyed conversing. He lost many of his family members all in a short span of time—some to cancer and some to HIV, which contributed to him living on the street. He is a tool and die maker by trade, but with the advancements in computers, many jobs like his have become obsolete. His most recent job he had to resign from, since didn’t have reliable transportation. What he needs most he said, is a bus pass. When it gets colder, he stays in warming shelters or the Pacific Garden Mission. He’s a Christian and says his faith helps him. He was genuinely happy. He told me that money is helpful, but that so are words of encouragement. He truly loves people and loves talking and engaging with people. He told me this is where he usually stays and sleeps, on the sidewalk in front of this old building. #helpthehomeless #homeless #homelessness #homelesspeoplematter #homelessportraits #peoplebeautifulpeople #streetphotographer #portraitphotography #humansofchicago #streetsamaritans #chicagohomeless
Scott’s been out here about 3 months (this year), but homeless for longer. In the winter months he stays in a homeless shelter in Oak Park. He said "Get in the ark or build your own ark". He spoke at length about his church--pretty much gave me a sermon about what's going on with the world and how God's got the answer. He wishes there could be more done to help the homeless find housing. He's been given assistance for housing, but there is no housing available for the meager funds he has. #homeless #homelesspeople #helpthehomeless #homelessness #streetsamaritans #chicagohomeless #makeadifference #humansofchicago #streetphotographer #portraitphotography #streetphotography #peoplebeautifulpeople
Ryan sells Sun-Times newspapers on the corner of Randolph and Dearborn, by McDonald's. He is always there, with his Sun-times gear on. Today around lunchtime, I saw him panhandling. We talked and he was telling me that he sells papers, but he's trying to do what he can to make more money. The place he stays charges $17 rent per night. There's "chicken wire" around it and people sell drugs there. He said at one point he was staying with a cartel boss, but "you don't cross him or they'll find someone to kill you!" He's been out here for about five years, selling papers. "If I was president", he said, "I'd build housing for the homeless". #homeless #homelessness #homelessnessawareness #homelessnothopeless #streetsamaritans #helpthehomeless #chicagohomeless #chicagohomelessness #streetphotography #streetphoto #streetphotographer #streetphotos #streetphotographers #streetphotographerscommunity #man #portraitphotography #portrait #streetportraits #streetportrait
Our volunteers are the best🌟.... #tbt August 12th we gave out 200 Brown Bag BBQ & Mini Love Bags.... thank you again @dreamchefkitchen for allowing us to use your gem of a restaurant....💜 #BrownBagBBQ #FOHC_Inc #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #LovelyAndCandice #FromOurHearts #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #NFP #NonProfitOrganization
Morris has been out here for about three years. He was sitting in the shadows under scaffolding on Wabash Street. He didn't have much to say, but chatted nonetheless. The first thing he asked me was if I smoked (he wanted a cigarette). I asked him what his dream was and he said "I don't even know". The street had taken a toll on him. He seemed mildly depressed while we were talking. When asked about what he would tell someone who was going through tough times, he just said "be cool". #homeless #homelesspeople #helpthehomeless #homelessness #streetsamaritans #chicago #chicagohomeless #homelesspeoplematter #homelessman #lowkey #lowkeyportrait #portraitphotography #portrait #peoplebeautifulpeople #youmatter
It was a rainy Friday and Kate, Shawn, and Josh sat under the awning of Macy's to stay dry. They had all their belongings in backpacks, along with two dogs, and it was very evident they loved them very much. Josh was the more outgoing of the bunch and did more of the talking. He said, "I don't really believe in homelessness, because home is wherever you are." He's been homeless for 13 years, since he was 16. Josh had one of the firmest handshakes I've experienced and looked me right in the eye. "My grandfather taught me to give a firm handshake", he said. Josh, Shawn, and Kate were together in this spot, but Josh said he's not traveling with Shawn and Kate, but they connected here and have spent some time together the past few weeks. "I'm sure we'll meet up again, down the road", he said. We talked about music and Josh said "true music comes from the heart." He said I could call him "Dirty". I guess that was his nickname. And, he was brutally honest about himself and matter-of-factly said "I'm a drunk". None of the three were despondent or depressed. Their attitude was more "it is what it is". I think they were content where they were. Shawn and Kate are married and they usually play guitar and banjo on the street for money. But, since it was raining today (and Shawn broke a string), they didn't want to get their instruments wet. Even during the short time I was there, you could tell Shawn and Kate were in love. And when you boil it all down, that's all you need. They don't take public transportation. Rather, they ride freight trains from city to city, to which Josh added, "It's dangerous". Even though he's from Georgia, Josh's favorite city is New Orleans. "I love it there..." #homeless #homelessness #helpthehomeless #streetsamaritans @street.samaritans #chicagohomeless #lovedoes #people #humansofchicago #portraitphotography #peoplebeautifulpeople #portraiture #blackandwhiteportraits #soulfulportrait #hope
James was sitting by Carson Pirie Scott on Madison. A mild-mannered friendly man. It was a slow day for him. He usually sits out here. He’s been out here for about 11 months when his wife passed away. He said he has a speech impediment since his stroke, which affected his right side. It just takes him awhile for him to put thoughts together he said. He wants people to know that he’s not out here “for the fun of it”, he has needs and is trying to get assistance. This picture sums up his personality perfectly... #homeless #homelesspeople #homelessness #homelessnessawareness #helpthehomeless #homelessman #chicagohomeless #chicagohomelessness #homelessportrait #people #portrait #portraiture #street #streetphotography #streetphotographer #smile #peoplebeautifulpeople #lovedoes
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Absolutely love this page! @people_beautiful_people Allows the world to see how the residentially challenged are still real people, regardless of their economic status. ❤️❤️ #Repost @people_beautiful_people with @get_repost ・・・ Julie always sits outside the Starbucks on Wabash and Randolph. She is so petite you’d barely know it if you passed her. I’ve passed her many times and from outer appearances she seemed like a bitter person (she never smiled), so I never took the chance to get to know her. Turns out, she is a sweet woman, who was eager to talk and has a beautiful smile. She was from England originally and wanted to marry an American so she could be a citizen here. Sadly, he passed away and she wasn’t able to gain citizenship. Now she is unable to get any sort of benefits, so she sits here on the corner trying to make money. In her earlier days she was involved in singing, dancing, and performing. She was in the Sound of Music in a small theater group and enjoyed that very much. She also said she likes drawing and painting. Now, she has a younger boyfriend and they’re trying to make ends meet. She’s out here from around 6am to 6pm. “It all depends on how it goes”, she said. #lovedoes #people #instagood #peoplebeautifulpeople #humansofchicago #homeless #helpthehomeless #homelessness #homelesswoman #chicagohomeless #chicago #portrait #portraiture #portraitphotography #homelessportrait
Julie always sits outside the Starbucks on Wabash and Randolph. She is so petite you’d barely know it if you passed her. I’ve passed her many times and from outer appearances she seemed like a bitter person (she never smiled), so I never took the chance to get to know her. Turns out, she is a sweet woman, who was eager to talk and has a beautiful smile. She was from England originally and wanted to marry an American so she could be a citizen here. Sadly, he passed away and she wasn’t able to gain citizenship. Now she is unable to get any sort of benefits, so she sits here on the corner trying to make money. In her earlier days she was involved in singing, dancing, and performing. She was in the Sound of Music in a small theater group and enjoyed that very much. She also said she likes drawing and painting. Now, she has a younger boyfriend and they’re trying to make ends meet. She’s out here from around 6am to 6pm. “It all depends on how it goes”, she said. #lovedoes #people #instagood #peoplebeautifulpeople #humansofchicago #homeless #helpthehomeless #homelessness #homelesswoman #chicagohomeless #chicago #portrait #portraiture #portraitphotography #homelessportrait
It was a rainy Friday and Kate, Shawn, and Josh sat under the awning of Macy's to stay dry. They had all their belongings in backpacks, along with two dogs, and it was very evident they loved them very much. Josh was the more outgoing of the bunch and did more of the talking. He said, "I don't really believe in homelessness, because home is wherever you are." He's been homeless for 13 years, since he was 16. Josh had one of the firmest handshakes I've experienced and looked me right in the eye. "My grandfather taught me to give a firm handshake", he said. Josh, Shawn, and Kate were together in this spot, but Josh said he's not traveling with Shawn and Kate, but they connected here and have spent some time together the past few weeks. "I'm sure we'll meet up again, down the road", he said. We talked about music and Josh said "true music comes from the heart." He said I could call him "Dirty". I guess that was his nickname. And, he was brutally honest about himself and matter-of-factly said "I'm a drunk". None of the three were despondent or depressed. Their attitude was more "it is what it is". I think they were content where they were. Shawn and Kate are married and they usually play guitar and banjo on the street for money. But, since it was raining today (and Shawn broke a string), they didn't want to get their instruments wet. Even during the short time I was there, you could tell Shawn and Kate were in love. And when you boil it all down, that's all you need. They don't take public transportation. Rather, they ride freight trains from city to city, to which Josh added, "It's dangerous". Even though he's from Georgia, Josh's favorite city is New Orleans. "I love it there..." #helpthehomeless #homeless #homelessness #homelesspeople #homelessportraits #homelesspeople #chicagohomeless #drifters #love #instalove #thisislove #humansofchicago #peoplebeautifulpeople #instagood #people #lovedoes
Carl was sitting by Macy’s. He’s been homeless for awhile. He wasn’t actively soliciting, but just hanging out smoking a cigarette that was getting precariously close to his finger. He said he wanders around from city to city. The last place he was at was Phoenix. Oddly enough he was looking forward to snow in Chicago. He loves the trains in Chicago and how loud they are when they pass by. What he wants people to know is that people on the street are no different than the people in big white houses. #homeless #lovedoes #people #instagood #peoplebeautifulpeople #humansofchicago #homelessness #helpthehomeless #chicagohomeless #lowkey #lowkeyportrait #portrait #portraiture
We’re here to help those in need or you might not be needy but need a little help & there’s nothing wrong with that we have clothes & shoes for kids & women. Dm me #needy #homelessshelter #chicago #homeless #chicagohomeless #chicagohomelessyouth #helpingothers #speakup #chicagoland
James has been out here for about 3 months, on the corner of Wabash and Madison. Regarding homeless folks he said “there are good seeds and bad seeds, but not all of us are bad.” James is one of the good ones. From the outset, he was positive and had a smile on his face. Pretty amazing considering he sleeps on the street every day. Everyone has a story, he said. He wants to know what it feels like to not “want”. He’s trying to make money to get by. I asked where he sleeps, and he pointed over by some stairs. He sleeps where he can. In the wintertime, he’s in the warming shelter. #homeless #homelessness #helpthehomeless #chicagohomeless #chicagohomelessness #streetphotography #streetphotographer #streetphotomag #streetphoto #lovedoes #people #instagood #peoplebeautifulpeople #humansofchicago #humanity
We have some EXCITING news! After 19 months of serving Chicago’s homeless youth through daytime services, residential programming is open! Tonight, young people will sleep safely inside the walls of Covenant House, in spaces they can call their own as they progress toward a future free from homelessness. #endyouthhomelessness #covenanthouseillinois
Deborah was selling chocolate bars by the St. Peter's Catholic Church on Madison Street. In the first few moments, I knew she was a sweetheart--you just know. She genuinely was passionate about what she was doing. Today, someone moved her milk crate, so she was forced to sit on the ledge of the building...standing makes her tired. She's been out here for about 25 years. Various medical issues have plagued her during this time and she does what she can to make money for those things. Many people know her on this street and her medical problems. Her dream is to be free of her illnesses. #woman #street #streetphotography #streetphotographer #streetphotographers #homeless #homelessness #homelessnessawareness #chicagohomeless #lovedoes #people #instagood #peoplebeautifulpeople #humansofchicago #beauty #beautiful
Doug was a soft-spoken man, on Madison Street, east of the train station. He's been homeless for about three years. At the moment, he sleeps in abandoned buildings. His dream is to have a place to live, so he won't be homeless anymore. He likes Chicago sports, but prefers the Sox to the Cubs... #homeless #homelesspeople #homelessness #homelessnothopeless #homelessman #chicagohomeless #helpthehomeless #portraitphotography #portrait #people #street #streetphotography #streetphotographer #streetphotomag #streetphoto #peopleofchicago #humansofchicago #peoplebeautifulpeople #lovedoes
From Our Hearts Chicago is a non-profit organization that works to benefit and assist Chicago’s homeless community. Founded by Lovely Brack and Candice Williams in 2014, FOHC aims to follow the Mother Teresa motto of “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Having passed out over 3,000 items and with your HELP we will do more.💜💜💜💜DONATE ::: Get Involved ::: VOLUNTEER ::: Spread the WORD🔊 www.FromOurHeartsChicago.com #FOHC_INC #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #NFP #NonProfitOrganization
Clifton sits on State Street near Ohio. He’s complimenting people as they go by. He likes talking. He’s been homeless for about 12 years. His parents cared for him up until about five years ago. Then when they passed away, he had to live on the streets and sleep on Lower Wacker. If people shoe him away, he just goes where God leads. What he wants is to “live forever”. He wanted to give me his resume, but didn’t have it with him today. #homeless #homelessness #helpthehomeless #homelesspeople #portraitphotography #portrait #portraits #portraiture #bnwlombardia #lovedoes #people #instagood #peoplebeautifulpeople #humansofchicago #smile #dreds #dredlocks #chicagohomeless
Efrem has been homeless for about a year. His wife had MS and passed away. As a result he was saddled with all the bills and lost his home. He stands under some scaffolding on Michigan Avenue north of Randolph. What he wants people to know is that he’s a good person. He wants to make people smile (“But I don’t want to brag”, he says. A man of few words, with a soft voice... #homeless #homelessness #homelesspeople #homelessman #homelessnessawareness #helpthehomeless #chicagohomeless #chicagohomelessness #humansofchicago #peoplebeautifulpeople #instagood #people #lovedoes
#tbt And yes I was nervous my 1st time speaking in front of a crowd about FOHC s/o @dreamchefkitchen 💜💜💜 SUCCESS AFTER DARK ✨🌃🔑 Amazing event.. networking, building positive relationships and a whollllle lotta positive energy Thank you @successjunkie 👑💊 “Highlight your strength and hire your weakness”... _________________________________ @fohc_inc @thelovelyone7 @mrs_prissy1 💜 #FOHC_INC #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #NFP #NonProfitOrganization #Networking #BuildingPositiveRelationships
Fred has been homeless here 20 years. He lost his job back then and hasn't worked since. They live under a bridge on the south side of the city all year long. Even in the wintertime, they're out there. They have a tent and a tarp and a gas stove and they try to raise money to by gas for their stove and food. Fred told me about the new ID cards they got from City Hall identifying them as homeless (their ID card doesn't have an address on it). He was very proud of that. Fred is a very friendly positive guy. No resentment in him at all. He just "takes what he can get", and appreciates everything he gets. He was very eager to talk and we chatted for at least ten minutes about life as a homeless person. Fred said that the people who "really" need help and truly hopeless are those people who sleep in doorways on cardboard on the ground. He knew there was always someone worse off than him and he had empathy for their plight. Fred said some days are good and others are bad, but he accepts them both. If someone is down or depressed he tells them to think about the positive things in your life, don't be down. Fred said he and his brother don't do drugs or anything like that. The only things he drinks are water, coffee, and pop all day and they are making money for their camp. Some people leave things messy, but Fred said they they keep their camp very clean and orderly. Again, they take pride in what they do. Fred's dream is to just have a place to live. Fred was eager and willing to talk and enjoyed sharing about his life. You can find him on the Madison Street bridge, just east of Ogilvy Transportation Center. #lovedoes #peoplebeautifulpeople #helpthehomeless #street #streetphotography #streetphoto #streetphotographers #chicago #chicagohomeless #chicagohomelessness #helpthehomeless #homelessstories
Regrann from @people_beautiful_people - Curtis has been out here for about three months. The past few days he's been sitting at the corner of Michigan and Randolph. There is no shade here, so occasionally he would protect himself with his cardboard sign. He is in high school, but needs to support himself by sitting out here from time to time. A picture IS worth a thousand words and you can read most of those words in Curtis' eyes...This is not what he wants to be doing as a high school student, but it's what he feels he must do to survive. #homeless #homelessness #helpthehomeless #homelesspeople #chicago #chicagohomeless #peoplebeautifulpeople #people #human #instagood #street #streetphotography #streetphoto #streetphotographer #portrait #portraiture - #regrann #bekind21
From Our Hearts Chicago is a non-profit organization that works to benefit and assist Chicago’s homeless community. Founded by Lovely Brack and Candice Williams in 2014, FOHC aims to follow the Mother Teresa motto of “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” Having passed out over 1,000 bags each filled with 15 assorted items such as deodorant, shampoo, mouthwash, socks and lotion, the next batch are set to be passed out on TBA💜💜💜💜DONATE ::: Get Involved ::: VOLUNTEER ::: Spread the WORD🔊 www.FromOurHeartsChicago.com #FOHC_INC #FromOurHeartsChicago #ChicagoHomeless #ChicagoCares #CandiceAndLovely #FromOurHearts #LovelyAndCandice #GiveBack #FeedingChicagoHomeless #NonProfit #HelpSomebody #HelpUsHelpOthers #NFP #NonProfitOrganization
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