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Larry's life has changed completely - click here to find out how!

Eking out a survival on the streets that included bouts of homelessness and prison, Larry knew his biggest problem was his addiction that was slowly killing him. Remarkably, he found the strength to get clean and sober.

With a story like that, you might
be surprised to find out that his biggest
struggle was learning how to live again.

Click to learn more about Larry’s incredible transformation.

Larry’s life has changed completely – click here to find out how!

Let's transform lives!

The Cara Program prepares and inspires motivated individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, transform their lives, strengthen our communities, and forge paths to real and lasting success.

This is how we do it

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  • #TBT to Marshall getting the crowd motivated at Tribute to the Stars circa 2003. For #CaraTribute2017 ticket info -…
  • @StandTgthr Cara and Stand Together - #ThatsMyFriend
  • Thank you, @EmCollective's @arneduncan and Curtis Toler for your support of Cara and @CleanslateCara through…
  • One of our former booth interns, Maura, was recently spotted sporting her Cara Chicago swag in Machu Picchu. Safe t…
  • We saw the power and purpose within Diana and today we are happy to report she has accepted a great position with K…
  • Cheers to another #MotivationsAfterDark. #ThatsMyFriend
  • One of our dearest friends, Pat O'Connor, joined us today to award Markus with the inaugural Brian Walch Community…
  • On #WorldHomelessDay we honor the motivated people who come here, many from homelessness, to unlock the power and p…
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Our Partner Programs

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The Impact

Job Placements

graduates placed into quality jobs since 1991

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Our Supporters and Employers

  • Morgan Stanley
  • Kellogg Company
  • Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Mariano's
  • Rebuilding Exchange
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Sodexo
  • Salvation Army
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Nordstrom Rack
  • Rivers Casino
  • Fitness Formula Clubs
  • Eataly Chicago
  • Housing Authority of Cook County
  • Catholic Charities
  • Harvard Maintenance Inc
  • Gotham Greens
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • The Habitat Company
  • Union League Club
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Chicago O'Hare
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Resurrection Healthcare
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick
  • Standard Parking
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Pierce and Associates
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Center For Working Families
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Cleanslate
  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • Bank of America
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