ZAMS HOPE - HELPING HUMANITY

ZAMS HOPE - HELPING HUMANITY ZAM's Hope is a Community Resource Center in Rogers Park, Chicago, IL. No to racism, yes to humanity Participants come to ZAM’s Hope with numerous problems. R.
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In August of 2000, ZAM’s Hope was incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 not for profit. Since then, ZAM’s Hope has expanded to serve men, women, and children from over 12 different ethnic backgrounds. Most reside in the neighborhoods of West Rogers Park and West Ridge. Among the most common are poverty, language barrier, domestic violence, homelessness, stress created by two competing cultures and their exp

ectations, unemployment, difficulty negotiating mainstream systems, and immigration issues. Now, and for the past twenty-two years, Zehra has personally powered ZAM’s Hope as an engine of hope for those who struggle in pursuit of their dreams. As the organization’s Founder, Zehra has galvanized Chicago’s leaders to answer the call to true community service. Over the past years of operation, Zehra Quadri, ZAM’s Hope has been recognized by various organizations for its commendable services to the global humanity. ZAM’s Hope is open to all without regard for religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, income, or sexual orientation. Zehra Quadri is a single mother who discovered first-hand the lack of services available to underprivileged individuals in Chicago. As she worked through the cultural stigma of divorce and struggled to make ends meet for herself and her two daughters, she also began planning how she would help others who were experiencing similar problems. At first, Zehra began offering emergency services from her home, using her own resources, support from her two daughters, and local donors. Zehra was working two full time jobs to meet their needs. We offer culturally appropriate services, managed by an executive director and a board of directors, 99% of whom are members of the community they serve. Services include:
1. Housing Resource Center
2. Senior Services
3. Economic Development – Business Incubator
• Technical Assistance – Information Technology
• Kitchen Program
• Family Emergency Program
• Rental Assistance
• Utility Bill Payment Assistance
• Grocery Distribution
• Food Pantry
• Hot Meal Services
4. Youth & Adult Services – Crime Prevention Programs
• Security Guard Job Training
5. Other Services: (Seasonal)
• Holiday Meals
• Christmas Toy Distribution
• School Supplies
• Clothing Distribution
• Household Items
6. Educational Workshops
(Last but not least we organize Educational Seminars/Workshops on different topics such as Financial Literacy, Housing, Health, Cyber bulling, Scamming and according to community needs etc. Please visit our website at www.zamshope.net

Our Future Goal
Now, we are planning to "Owning Our Vision" by initiating a major project to help the community by purchasing ZAM’s Hope own building in Chicagoland and Suburbs. We would like to humbly request your support by donating land, building or funds to achieve our vision. Our Executive Director and Founder, Zehra Quadri's dream is to leave a legacy by purchasing a paid building for the community where unfortunate individuals can get the support and keep serving, that is why we are creating this Milestone in the hope of making her "Last Wish" come true. Your kind heart will allow us to make this effort a success

Please visit us by using your credit card online at

https://www.zamshope.net/donation or

Zelle quick pay at 312 684 1343 or

Check payable to: ZAM’s Hope C. C.
6401 N. Artesian Ave., Chicago, IL 60645

For any questions, please text us at 773.719.9267


THANK YOU FOR HELPING ZAM'S HOPE AND SERVING THE
DISADVANTAGE FOR OVER 22 YEARS!

12/22/2023

Just check out this turn out! So amazing!

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: COMMUNITY HOUSING FAIR WORKSHOP, JOB TRAINING AND HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING AND LUNCH AT ZAMS!! So many c...
12/22/2023

HAPPENING RIGHT NOW: COMMUNITY HOUSING FAIR WORKSHOP, JOB TRAINING AND HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING AND LUNCH AT ZAMS!!

So many community members, it’s an overwhelming response! We were expecting 50-60, we’re reaching almost over 200 now!!

Update: we had a total of 240 attendees!

12/21/2023

You know those jackets that are sitting in your closet that look practically new but you don’t need anymore? Donate them! To us! We’re collecting winter items for the community.

Contact Zehra at (773) 719-9267 for drop off locations!

“Giving is the key to living life of abundance blessings.” — Lailah Gifty AkitaOn Thanksgiving weekend, we hosted a Than...
12/04/2023

“Giving is the key to living life of abundance blessings.” — Lailah Gifty Akita

On Thanksgiving weekend, we hosted a Thanksgiving lunch with seniors and after had a Thanksgiving lunch distribution for the homeless community.

Please text us at 773.719.9267 to set up an appointment for drop off. We will not be accepting donations without appoint...
11/20/2023

Please text us at 773.719.9267 to set up an appointment for drop off. We will not be accepting donations without appointments.

Drop off location:
* 6401 N Artesian Ave Chicago, IL 60645
* Wednesday November 21st 2:30-6:30pm

Please help if you can!

Are you looking for a job? There’s good news! Zams Hope community resource center is offering job readiness training, ba...
11/07/2023

Are you looking for a job? There’s good news! Zams Hope community resource center is offering job readiness training, basic security, guard training, and CPR training. After training, we help you find opportunities to start your career, open doors, and help you look forward to the future.

These are our most recent graduates.

If you are interested, please contact us at 773-719-9267 spots are filling up fast!

To all our new followers, welcome! Thank you for your interest in ZAM’s Hope! Here’s a little snippet of what we do! Sta...
10/21/2023

To all our new followers, welcome! Thank you for your interest in ZAM’s Hope! Here’s a little snippet of what we do! Stay tuned as we share more!

And for those who have been following us for some time, thank you for your continuous support! ❤️

09/28/2023
Last month, we over exceeded our goals. We were supposed to have 20 students for the first quarter but because of the de...
09/28/2023

Last month, we over exceeded our goals. We were supposed to have 20 students for the first quarter but because of the demand from the community we had to take 40 students. All of our 40 students successfully completed the program and have graduated!!

Alderman of the 6th Ward, Willam Hall
08/29/2023

Alderman of the 6th Ward, Willam Hall

Last month we hosted our 23rd Annual Event and Job Training Program. It was very successful! Our event was an opportunit...
08/28/2023

Last month we hosted our 23rd Annual Event and Job Training Program. It was very successful! Our event was an opportunity to learn about the benefits available and to talk with representatives from several vendors & government departments. We also recognized community leaders, volunteers, and businesses for supporting our organization to serve the disadvantage community for over 23 years. Check out our pictures and hit the like button!

We educated the community about businesses, human relations, housing issues, evictions, crime prevention and putting people to work. Also, recognition of individuals from the government, corporate, and community sectors was recognized during the event for the major impacts they made for supporting our organization to serve the disadvantage community for over 23 years.

Our goal is to create a hunger-free, healthy, and thriving community and our objectives include creating jobs & putting people to work, providing nutritious food, preventing crime and connecting to support services. Our hand-made products are made by disabled people, low-income seniors and youth.

Our event was an opportunity to learn about the benefits available and to talk with representatives from several vendors & government departments

Dear Community -In preparation for tomorrow’s excessive heat warning here are a couple of updates:  Greater Chicago Food...
08/23/2023

Dear Community -

In preparation for tomorrow’s excessive heat warning here are a couple of updates:

Greater Chicago Food Depository will deliver 10 cases of water at all police district stations starting tomorrow.

The City of Chicago will open additional Cooling Centers–27 total citywide–in addition to Park District facilities and Chicago Public Library locations. See information below

Additionally, we’ve created this resource (doc attached) that shows the closest cooling center to each of the police district stations.

I also wanted to share the current numbers of people at shelters and PDs.

Current census as of August 22, 2023, at 8 a.m.

There are 6,521 residents in city shelters

Total awaiting placement: 1,404

1,206 waiting in CPD districts, 198 at O’Hare, and 0 at Midway.

96 Buses have arrived in Chicago since May 12, 2023

More information to prepare for the excessive heat warning:

An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service in Chicago for Wednesday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. This is in addition to the Excessive Heat Watch beginning Wednesday morning, August 23 through 8 p.m. on Thursday, August 24 due to an expected period of dangerous heat and humidity with possible heat index values of 110˚-115° degrees for at least two consecutive days.

The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) will continue to monitor conditions with the National Weather Service in Chicago and will issue alerts for additional advisories, watches, and warnings.

EXCESSIVE HEAT

Excessive heat or extreme conditions can lead to unhealthy impacts – especially over a duration of time. Public safety is the top priority of the City of Chicago and residents are also reminded that hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. OEMC and city departments are reminding residents and visitors of the resources available to help alleviate the effects so everyone can stay healthy and safe.

City of Chicago Cooling Centers

27 Locations Citywide + Park District Facilities and Chicago Public Library locations.

The City of Chicago’s cooling areas located at the City's six community service centers are activated from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. NOTE: Hours will be expanded on Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Englewood Center – 1140 W. 79th Street

Garfield Center – 10 S. Kedzie Ave. (24 Hours)

King Center – 4314 S. Cottage Grove

North Area Center – 845 W. Wilson Ave.

South Chicago Center – 8650 S. Commercial Ave.

Trina Davila Center – 4312 W. North Ave.

Additional locations activated from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23 and Thursday, August 24:

Regional Service Centers

Southeast - 1767 E. 79th Street

Southwest - 6117 S. Kedzie Avenue

Central West - 2102 W. Ogden Avenue

Northeast - 2019 W. Lawrence Avenue

Northwest - 3160 N. Milwaukee Avenue

Renaissance Court - 78 E. Washington Street (10 a.m.- 5 p.m.)

Satellite Senior Centers

Pilsen - 2121 South Morgan

West Town - 1615 West Chicago Ave.

North Center - 4040 North Oakley

Norwood Park - 5801 North Natoma

Portage Park - 4100 North Long

Abbott Park - 49 East 95th St.

Chatham Park - 8300 South Cottage Grove

Roseland - 10426 South Michigan

Garfield Ridge - 5674-B South Archer

Kelvyn Park - 2715 North Cicero

Auburn Gresham - 1040 West 79th St.

Englewood - 653-657 West 63rd St.

Austin – 5071 West Congress Parkway

Edgewater – 5917 North Broadway

South Chicago – 9233 South Burley

For additional details on the Senior Centers, visit the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services at Chicago.gov/DFSS/Senior Centers

During hours of operation, residents can also find relief in one of the City’s Chicago Public Library locations and Chicago Park District fieldhouses as well as splash pads located throughout the city. For a map of locations, visit Cooling Centers - Map | City of Chicago | Data Portal. NOTE: The Legler Library at 115 S. Pulaski and Austin-Irving Library at 6100 Irving Park Road will be closed all week.

Tips to Beat the Heat

Stay hydrated – drink lots of water, AVOID alcohol, caffeine, sodas.

Stay inside, if you do not have air conditioning, keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but windows slightly open.

Keep electric lights off or turned down.

Minimize use of your oven and stove.

Apply sunscreen and wear loose, light, cotton clothing and hats with visors if you must spend time outside.

Take cool baths and showers.

Do not leave anyone (including pets) in a parked car, even for a few minutes.

To receive the latest updates on heat advisories and weather emergencies residents can register for the City’s emergency alert notifications at NotifyChicago.org, check OEMC’s social media pages, tune to local media or download the Chicago OEMC App.

When the temperatures climb to extreme levels, Chicagoans should monitor themselves and others for the telltale signs of heat-related illness. Extreme sweating, intense thirst, nausea, fatigue or weakness, and dizziness or confusion can all be indicators of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. It’s also important to check on relatives, neighbors, seniors, and our vulnerable population. If you are unable to make contact, you can request a wellbeing check by downloading the CHI311 app, visiting 311.chicago.gov, or calling 3-1-1. If there is a medical emergency due to a heat related illness, call 9-1-1.

The Chicago Department of Buildings(DOB) advises property owners and building managers to check their electrical and cooling equipment to make sure it is in working order. On days when the heat index exceeds 80°F certain residential buildings must provide air conditioning in all apartments or have an air-conditioned indoor common gathering area known as a cooling center. For additional information on the 2022 Cooling Ordinance visit Chicago.gov/cooling.

Chicago OEMC App

For safety and preparedness at your fingertips, residents and visitors are encouraged to download the new Chicago OEMC App. The public safety tool provides safety information, preparedness tips, emergency alerts, weather information and more in the palm of your hand. Users will also have access to current forecasts, radar, and other weather-related information as well. The app is now available through the Apple App and Google Play stores or download by visiting the OEMC website Chicago.gov/OEMC.

Smart911

Create a Smart911 profile now to include vital information to share with first responders if needed. A new feature has been added to include if you have air conditioning in your home or apartment for heat emergencies. This is useful information for first responders if they are responding to vulnerable residents, particularly seniors. The edit your profile or sign-up, visit Smart911.com.

Sign up for NotifyChicago alerts at NotifyChicago.org. OEMC also issues TEXT alerts for lakefront notices, issues affecting businesses or events:

CHILAKE: For lakefront notices, TEXT “CHILAKE” to 7-8-0-1-5

CHIBIZ: For alerts affecting businesses, TEXT “CHIBIZ” to 6-7-2-8-3

For additional information on emergency preparedness information, visit the OEMC website at Chicago.gov/OEMC. Follow the Office of Emergency Management and Communications on Facebook (), Twitter () and Instagram (chicago_oemc_911)

Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) protects life and property by operating the public safety communications system and by coordinating and managing emergency situations.

Day 19 was a successful class. Amongst many topics, the students also took part in fingerprinting for possible security ...
08/17/2023

Day 19 was a successful class. Amongst many topics, the students also took part in fingerprinting for possible security job positions that have been available.

The project is funded by the US Department of Treasury awarded to Cook County.

Let's start with our Job Training Program!Day 11 to Day 18:We had a full attendance almost everyday. We have worked on i...
08/16/2023

Let's start with our Job Training Program!

Day 11 to Day 18:

We had a full attendance almost everyday. We have worked on interview preps, resume writing, time management. Also spoke to the students on how to keep good relationships with your peers and having realistic financial goals/budgeting.

We make sure that the students in our class experience these topics outside of the classroom so we take them out on Devon Ave.

Most recently, we have worked on CPR training and using AED.

**This project is supported by the Federal Funds awarded to Cook County by the US Department of Treasury. **

08/16/2023

Let's get you all updated! A lot has been happening these last few months. Between the Job training Program, 23rd Annual Event, Back to School Bash, Pakistan Independence Day, and Indian Independence Day we've been pretty busy! Can't wait to share all the pictures.

08/14/2023

We’ve had an incredibly busy month! We’re so excited to share pictures from all of our events real soon!

DROP BY TODAY! From 11am to 1pm at TOUHY PARK!
08/12/2023

DROP BY TODAY! From 11am to 1pm at TOUHY PARK!

08/11/2023
08/11/2023
Uniting Hearts, Igniting Hope: Join us for ZAM's Hope 23rd Annual Event, a Celebration of Community and Giving!Please se...
07/28/2023

Uniting Hearts, Igniting Hope: Join us for ZAM's Hope 23rd Annual Event, a Celebration of Community and Giving!

Please see post for more information!

07/26/2023

Dear Supporters, Donors, Volunteers & Staff,

You are cordially invited to our 23rd Annual Event on Sunday, July 30, 2023.

Please see our program outline. I hope to see you all....

Description of Event:

We at ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center are celebrating our “23rd Annual Event” & “Job Training Program” Festival and recognize community leaders, volunteers, and businesses for supporting our organization to serve the disadvantage community for over 23 years.

Highlights of the Event:

Segment One
11:00 am - 11:30 am Vendor Registration

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Lunch will be served to Volunteers and Vendors.

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm Job & Resource Fair

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Questions & Answers

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Clean up for Fashion Show

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Social Hour / Networking / Recognition

Segment Two
· 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
· National Anthem
· Welcome
· Performance by Youth
· Song by Sam Williams Jr.
· Accomplishments
· VIP Fashion Show - A unique fashion show featuring “Celebrity Models” Elected Officials & Our Community Business Leaders Modeling to support our program & and bidding items)

· Honors & Awards
· Special Recognition – Highest sponsors for this event and best volunteers
· Guest Speakers
· Closing Remarks
· Refreshments
· 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
· Pictures with dignitaries
· Raffle & Prizes drawing

Again, thank you for your time. Please bring your family and friends to enjoy the festivities.
Please text us at 773-719-9267 to confirm your participation in this event.

Stay blessed, safe, and healthy!

Regards,
ZAM's Hope Community Resource

Day 11Sunday, July 23, 2023 Today is week 4, day 11 of class. We are proud to report that we had a full attendance. It i...
07/24/2023

Day 11
Sunday, July 23, 2023

Today is week 4, day 11 of class. We are proud to report that we had a full attendance. It is a sunny and mild day. The instructor separated class into groups and discussed preparation for interviews and other important subjects. Also, students were taught time management. Lunch was served. Toward the end of the evening, students were given a preview of resume writing. Students were released with no problems.

Preparing for our November gift giving program! We've been receiving donations. Please continue to support us! Thank you...
07/22/2023

Preparing for our November gift giving program! We've been receiving donations. Please continue to support us! Thank you!

Week 3 Day 9: Team building exercises are a vital part in our Job Training Program. Our students were excellent! This pr...
07/22/2023

Week 3 Day 9: Team building exercises are a vital part in our Job Training Program. Our students were excellent!

This project is supported by the federal funds awarded to Cook County by the US Department of Treasury.

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