Monday, December 1, 2008

Emmaus Ministries, located on Chicago's North Side provides counseling and resources to men engaged in prostitution. Many of the men are homeless,addictted to drugs, mentally ill or HIV positive and they rely on the Emmaus Ministry for meals, clothing and an address.

Team Chicago cooked a simple meal for the men. It was the most fulfilling time spent with them just talking and making them feel comfortable with us being in their space. No judgement. Just lots of fun and laughter. One Americorps member even played the piano. The men told us that they had never opened up to a group before. But with us Americorps Team Chicago they were willing to talk and share some of their experiences. They had a ball as did Team Chicago.

Regina Moffett
Team Chicago

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