Casa Ruth Update

Now at Casa Ruth we have two families, both ladies of two children each.  One of our ladies is going through the process of getting asylum and we are starting to receive letters correspondence about appearing in court so please pray that all would go smoothly and that she would be approved.   I know she is need of bus passes help cut cost of traveling to work.  We are in times of so much uncertainty especially with immigration issues.  The other young mom we are assisting just recently came to us we are still assessing her needs.  Her and her two beautiful girls ages 2 and 4 love their new apartment.  We already had mom go to a job interview, she is going to her 2nd interview next week so it looks good. The things she needs is bus passes, food certificates while we wait for her food stamps to be approved, towels, cleaning supplies, laundry soap, twin sheets, queen sheets, clothing for the girls, sizes 3 and 4 toddlers.  

If you want to donate clothes or help with in-kind donation please feel free to contact us! Thank You! 


GAPademics Summer Day Camp 2017 came and went! When your having so much fun time flies. Our GAPademics kids and Summer Staff had so much fun going to many places like Brookfield Zoo, Brair Street Theater, Museum of Science and Industry and many others. Our kids at GAPademics had fun learning new things like sign language, dance, singing. We wanted our kids to experience everything and anything that we could offer. We want to say THANK YOU to all the parents for letting your kids spend the summer with us, we also want to thank GRACE AND PEACE COMMUNITY for letting us rent the space for the summer and always being a great help. We look forward to spending SUMMER 2018 with your kids and having even more fun. 

"Can ICE Police take our parents away?"

"Can ICE Police take our parents away?"

If my parents are taken, how can you help us?
— Six-year-old GAPademics student

     One of the great programs at the GAP community Center is GAPademics, an after school program where children receive homework assistance, tutoring, food, and love. This past Wednesday most of our children came to our community center scared and even in tears. Erica (ASP Coordinator) sat with the upper class students as they shared their concerns and fears with great emotion, asking, "How are you going to help us if ICE Police take our parents away?" With a very heavy heart, Erica demonstrated concern, assurance, and love as she spoke to all her kids. Like most of us, when we were growing up, we didn't have a "care in the world" but here at the GAP Community Center, many of our children leave their homes each day and wonder if they will see their parents again.

     I was sharing with our staff Erica's experience and started weeping, asking God "Why? We need Your Help!" As an organization we're partnering with Grace and Peace church, which provides our facilities at almost no cost to us, to coordinate sanctuary and care for our youth, many of whom have family members affected by recent government policies towards immigrants. We're working on a plan to be prepared should our youth not have a home to go back to when they leave our program.

If you are able to house youth, even temporarily, or want to make a donation, contact: Angelina Iliana Zayas 2100 N. Kildare Ave | Office # 773-489-4959 ext 231 | Cell #773-410-3790 |

GAPademics has begun!

GAPademics has begun!

We're BACK

GAPademics has begun again. We are are currently at capacity but are receiving students onto the waiting list.