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Port Ministries Open House

May 7, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Port Ministries welcomes community members, volunteers, and supporters to learn more about our progams and services, tour the space, sign up for new programming, meet the Staff and coordinators, and enjoy family fun.

This Open House will also highlight our partnership with Mujeres Mutantes, an all-women artist collective with a mission of supporting and mentoring others through the creative process.

For all who supported us during our time of need, The Open House is the perfect time to see how your contributions helped return HEAT to the Port! It was because of your care and your support, Please allow us to thank you in person and show you how your donation has helped our program!

– Fun artistic activities in the Family Resource Center.
– Take in the art hung in our gallery space.
– Tour the space and learn more about our Franciscan inspired programs.
– Sign up for workshops and visit our gym.
– Meet the staff and coordinators
– Food, Music and More.

-Introducing the Mujeres Mutantes Arts Collective, The Port Ministries New Artists in Residence! These artist will be working in our studio space and provide free art workshops for all in the community.

– Free Life Skill and Recreation Workshops: New workshops will be scheduled at The Port’s Family Resource Center for all who are interested.

– Open Gym Expansion: Our gym space will have scheduled basketball, soccer, and other activities for various ages. We will also showcasing our Teen Lounge.

Sign up to volunteer during this event and meet the coordinators you will be working with.

This event is free for all, please stop in, learn about our program and get involved! But If you are moved to support the Port Ministries by making a donation, please visit

Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, the goal of the Port Ministries is to respond to the fundamental needs of the under-serviced south side Chicago community, and to provide the programs and services that address the root problems of poverty and despair. Here are the program and services we offer absolutely free for anyone living in our community:

People’s School
Workshops for the community taught by the community to address the ever-changing needs of the community.

Open Gym
Staff supervised physical activities for at-risk secondary and post-secondary aged youth hosted in our indoor gymnasium.

Health Clinic
Provides those in need with free general physicals, health consultations, and referrals.

Bread Truck
Driving around the Back Of The Yards neighborhood to battle hunger by providing meals to under-served children, women and families.

Open Arts
Work studios for local visual artists. These artist provide the community with apprenticeship opportunities and creative workshops.

HOPE House
Our intentional covenant community. Residents are volunteers that provide over twenty-hours of service per month and maintain the Port Ministries spiritual schedule.

After-School Services
Elementary and middle school students from the neighborhood are welcomed to come from 3pm – 6pm, Tuesday through Friday, to receive tutoring, mentoring, homework help, and social activities in a safe, supervised environment.

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May 7, 2016
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Port Ministries


The Port Ministries
5013 S Hermitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60609 United States

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