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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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  • Let's hear it for Asielsel M! Asielsel is the most recent permanent hire at @habitatcompany! #30 #CaraJobs
  • Christa!!!! Our #29th placement, she is the newest Service Work Coordinator at Catholic Charities! #CaraJobs
  • @Eataly has gained a great new employee in Jessica C! Jessica is the newest Housekeeper at Eataly and she's making us proud at #28 #CaraJobs
  • Three cheers for Carmen K! Carmen just started working as a US Messenger Intercept Clerk! #27 #CaraJobs
  • #GreatWall #Motivations: What have you accomplished within the last year? How specifically, did you achieve this?
  • Michael R. has made us proud! He is the newest Crew Member at The Brickman Group! #26 #CaraJobs
  • Let's hear it for Dominique W! Dominique is the newest BOH personnel at Eastman Egg! #25 #CaraJobs
  • Thanks for the follow @MelodyMendezFOX @GoodDayChicago! Big fans over here @motivatedbycara
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Our Partner Programs

Clean Slate TCP Staffing

The Impact

Job Placements

graduates placed into quality jobs since 1991

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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
  • Bank of America
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