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Look at what you helped Charlene achieve



“When I moved into a homeless shelter,
I was so embarrassed that I didn’t
even tell my family… I wanted my
family to think I had disappeared.”

“The only problem: my 17-year-old
son was trying desperately to find me.”

Click to learn more about Charlene's incredible transformation.

Look at what you helped Charlene achieve within two short years!

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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  • #TCPgrad Angela W. is celebrating one year at Hilton Chicago this month! #OneYearStrongTCP
  • #TCPgrad Erica M. is a rock-star here @motivatedbycara. We are so proud that she has been with us for one year! #OneYearStrongTCP
  • #TCPgrad David W. is one year strong at ABM Janitorial! #OneYearStrongTCP
  • #TCPgrad Martha M. celebrates one year on the job at ABM Janitorial! We knew you could! #OneYearStrongTCP
  • Congrats, Rico B! #TCPgrad Rico has made one year of employment at Ain't She Sweet Cafe! #OneYearStrongTCP
  • JOIN US: A Night of Art & Transformation http://t.co/ty0ejJ9h4X #vr4smallbiz
  • Congrats to #TCPgrad David P! He is one year strong at Engineered Glass Products! #OneYearStrongTCP
  • Congrats to Timothy G! What a hero, he is the newest Senior Assessment Counselor at The South Suburban Council #234 of 345 #TCPjobs
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Our Partner Programs

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The Impact

The Cara Program is a 4-Star Charity

Charity Navigator has awarded The Cara Program its most coveted 4-star rating!

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Our Supporters and Employers

  • Accenture
  • Engineered Glass Products
  • Armitage Baptist Church
  • Calumet Area Industrial Commission
  • Ravenswood Community Council
  • Skilken
  • Six Corners Association
  • River North Businesses
  • Various Private Groupon Customers
  • John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
  • Illinois Medical District Guest House
  • Little Village Chamber of Commerce
  • Illinois Medical District
  • The Habitat Company
  • Union League Club
  • Scrub Inc.
  • Oce Business Services, Inc.
  • Charter One Bank
  • Standard Bank
  • Palmer House Hilton
  • Hilton Chicago O'Hare
  • Loretto Hospital
  • Gate Gourmet
  • Vacant Property Security
  • Sodexo @ Northwestern
  • Resurrection Healthcare
  • Greyhound
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago
  • Hyatt Regency O'Hare
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick
  • Standard Parking
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Securitas
  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Pierce and Associates
  • Manpower
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront
  • Pitney Bowes
  • Terrace Paper Company
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cambridge Commercial Cleaning
  • Center For Working Families
  • Chicago Bulls
  • Chicago Transit Authority
  • Cleanslate
  • Digby's Security
  • Dyson, Inc.
  • ABM Janitorial Services
  • ACORN Housing
  • Allied Barton Security Services
  • ARAMARK
  • Bank of America
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