<p>Serve the Community<br />
Loving our neighbors!</p>
Serve the Community
Loving our neighbors!
<p>Serve the Community<br />
Loving our neighbors!</p>

​Serve the Community

Parkview's mission is to REACH people with God's love, RAISE up fully devoted followers of Jesus; and RELEASE these followers to do God's work in the world.

Serving the local community is one of the ways we strive to fulfill the RELEASE part of our mission, as we take God's love to the world around us.

We have a wide variety of ministry partners from our local communities, and we have organized them within our three Parkview campuses. Serving our neighbors is a great activity to do as a family or small group. We encourage you to pray about where God is leading you to serve.

If you have questions, please contact Lynn Schuman.

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    FISH Food Pantry
    Homer Glen Campus

    604 E. 9th St,Lockport, IL 60441

    Phone: 815-588-3543
    lockportfoodpantry.org

    The Lockport/Homer FISH Food Pantry is a non profit, non denominational Christian organization, organized and operated solely by volunteers to minister to the hungry within Lockport and Homer Townships. They serve over 300 families per month with the donations of food and money they receive from Parkview and other organizations  and individuals. Their hours are listed below.

    Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
    Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    For more information, call 815-588-3543.

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    Marian Village
    Homer Glen Campus

    15625 Marian Dr., Homer Glen, IL 60491
    Phone: 708-226-3719
    franciscanministries.org/marian-village/

    Marian Village is a Catholic senior living community in Homer Glen that welcomes people of all faiths.  They offer both independent and assisted living.  Their mission is to celebrate life and serve with joy.

    For more information, contact Larry Estell at 815-609-1298.

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    Operation Nehemiah
    Homer Glen Campus

    Phone: 708-612-9139
    operationnehemiah.org

    Operation Nehemiah’s mission is to partner with “in need” non-profit organizations and churches on building and re-building projects that will help transform the lives of the people they serve as we all work together in the name of Jesus.  Volunteers range from skilled tradespeople to those who just want to lend a hand and assist with the less technical aspects of renovation and construction.  Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Those under 15 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    For more information, call Joe Bianchi at 708-612-9139.

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    Shady Oaks
    Homer Glen Campus

    16300 Parker Rd, Homer Glen, IL 60491
    Phone: 708-301-0816
    shadyoakcamp.org

    Shady Oaks creates outstanding camp experiences for children and adults with disabilities.  Parkview Homer Glen parents with them to lead weekly worship services during camp weeks for the campers and their counselors.  Shady Oaks is always in need of volunteers to help with repairs and maintenance of camp, especially in the fall and spring to help with camp opening and closing.

    For more information, contact Scott Steele, executive director, at 708-301-0816.

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    Will County Habitat for Humanity
    Homer Glen Campus

    200 S. Larkin Ave., Joliet, IL 60436
    Phone: 815-726-1880
    chicagolandhabitat.org

    Will county Habitat for Humanity relies on thousands of volunteers every year to carry out their mission - providing opportunities for homeownership to limited income families  or individuals.  Volunteers help with everything from answering phones to hanging drywall, from graphic design to real estate acquisition.  There are volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, and for one time volunteers and those who want to regularly commit.  Check out the website for past and upcoming projects.  

    For more information contact John Knoelk, construction manager, at 815-714-7016.

     

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    Journey Pregnancy & Life Hub
    New Lenox Campus

    19715 LaGrange Road, Mokena, IL 60448
    journeyhub.com | 708-478-0527

    Journey is an organization in Mokena, IL that offers continuous mentoring, encouragement, resources, and support for individuals seeking to travel from survival to success. Some of the services they offer are pregnancy tests and support, GED tutoring, diapers and baby supplies, personal counseling, and much more! If you would like to get involved or give to Journey, please visit their website at journeyhub.com.

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    MorningStar Mission
    New Lenox Campus

    350 E. Washington Street in Joliet
    morningstarmission.org | 815-722-5780

    MorningStar Mission in Joliet, Illinois relieves the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all.

    Since 1909, MorningStar Mission has served men, women, children, and entire families in Joliet and Will County, offering hope for the hurting through one-time meals and long-term recovery programs.

    For information about volunteer opportunities, contact our volunteer coordinator.

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    New Lenox Food Pantry
    New Lenox Campus

    1080 S. Cedar Road, New Lenox, IL 60451
    newlenox.org | 815-717-6221

    The New Lenox Food Pantry is available for New Lenox residents who are in need of food supplies. Proof of residency is required. The hours of operation for the food pantry are Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Residents are limited to one bag of groceries per week. No appointment is necessary.

    Currently, the food pantry is experiencing record levels of demand each week. The food pantry does not operate on tax dollars but solely on donations from our community.

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    Alicia's House
    Orland Park Campus

    17 Paulsen Ave., South Chicago Heights, IL 60411
    Phone: 708-946-3002
    aliciashouse.org

    Alicia loved people and loved helping people. She would spend hours working with her Grandma Stella at the church food pantry, making bags of food to hand out to people in need. Although her Grandma had a specific way to nutritionally pack the bags, Alicia would always add her special touch by making sure each bag would contain a special treat, usually candy.

    To honor the memory of Alicia. who passed away at the age of 4 on January 14, 2001, her Grandma Stella and Poppy Juan started a non-for profit food pantry called Alicia's House. Alicia's House will continue to feed hundreds of hungry families and each bag of food will contain Alicia's special loving touch.

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    All God's People
    Orland Park Campus

    15554 S 70th Court, Orland Park, IL 60462
    allgodspeoplechicago.org | 708-625-2423

    All God’s People is an organization that ministers to the needs of homeless people in the Chicago Loop area. The second Saturday of the month they set up a distribution center on the corner of State and Van Buren where they hand out clothing, blankets, toiletries, and food. The need is great. They serve 300 or more people who wait patiently in line to receive items that meet their basic needs. To volunteer or for more information, visit allgodspeoplechicago.org.

     

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    Bridge Teen Center
    Orland Park Campus

    15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, IL
    thebridgeteencenter.org | 708-532-0500

    The Bridge Teen Center is an innovative grassroots nonprofit community center for teenagers, located in Orland Park and serving the Chicago southland area. Their mission is to provide free programs during after-school and unsupervised hours where students can develop mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually in a safe environment.

    There are many volunteer opportunities available, including:

    • Bus Driver - for an hour or two on Wednesday afternoons
      (Contact Charles Dobeck at 708-532-0500 for more info.)
    • Bridge volunteer - afternoons/evenings
    • Community promotion
    • Café server - after-school hours
    • Voice/guitar/keyboard/music instructors
    • Program volunteer
    • Licensed facilitators for support groups
    • Cleaning support
    • Administrative/data entry
    • Sound/lighting technicians
    • On-call after-school tutors

    Questions?
    Please contact volunteer@thebridgeteencenter.org.

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    Chicagoland Prison Outreach
    Orland Park Campus

    236 E. 161st Place in South Holland
    cpoministries.org | 708-331-3301

    Chicagoland Prison Outreach (CPO) ministers to men and women in the Cook County Jail, Cook County Sheriff’s Boot Camp, Stateville Department of Corrections, River Valley Juvenile Detention Center, and at their Career Center in Roseland. CPO provides Christian worship services and discipleship classes to inmates and participants, as well as individual counseling, vocational training, and job preparation to help people successfully transition to a new life post-incarceration. The Angels of Hope program ministers to families of people who are incarcerated.

    Parkview partners with CPO by sending volunteers to build relationships with families of people who are incarcerated by delivering food and Christmas gifts to them, praying for them, and spending time with them.

    For information about volunteer opportunities, contact Jan Latko.

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    Children's Hunger Fund
    Orland Park Campus

    17451 Palmer Blvd., Homewood, IL
    CHF Volunteer Website| 708-799-5822, Ext. 4201

    Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF) has practiced Gospel-centered mercy ministry for more than twenty years. Since 1991, 99% of CHF’s total contributions—over 1 billion dollars in food and other aid—have been distributed through programs serving more than 20 million children across America and around the world.

    Children’s Hunger Fund delivers food and other resources to the homes of children in need, but we don’t stop there. True hope comes through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We share God’s love with those we serve, knowing only He can meet their deepest needs.

    Serving Event | Homewood Warehouse

    Join Children's Hunger Fund and help pack food for children and families in need.

    You can sign up by going to the VOLUNTEER PAGE.

    For information about volunteer opportunities, contact Jonn Blazy.

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    Elim Christian Services
    Orland Park Campus

    13020 S. Central Avenue, Palos Heights
    15565 South 70th Court in Orland Park (Vocational Center)
    elimcs.org | 708-429-7493

    At Elim Christian Services, their mission is to equip individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest God-given potential so they may live their lives glorifying Him. Each day, over 800 individuals with disabilities turn to Elim for educational, vocational, and therapeutic programming. Over 400 staff members serve the children and adults on one of Elim's two campuses or within one of the 20 discovery Centers located within partnering Christian schools nationwide.

    Volunteers can contact Rose Ringenberg at 708-293-3602 for more information.

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    Greater Chicago Food Depository
    Orland Park Campus

    4100 W. Ann Lurie Place in Chicago
    chicagosfoodbank.org | 773-247-3663

    The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

    The Food Depository distributes donated and purchased food through a network of 650 pantries, soup kitchens and shelters to 678,000 adults and children in Cook County every year. Last year, the Food Depository distributed 64 million pounds of nonperishable food and fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 134,800 meals every day. Innovative training programs and initiatives developed by the Food Depository also work to provide men, women and children with the tools necessary to break their individual cycles of poverty.


    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

    We are located near I-55 and Pulaski. Volunteers need to be at least 14 years of age. To learn about volunteer opportunities with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, please contact Debbie or Kathy.

    • Wednesday, February 21 | Contact Kathy
    • Wednesday, May 16 | Contact Debbie
    • Wednesday, August 15 | Contact Kathy
    • Wednesday, November 7 | Contact Debbie
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    Orland Township Food Pantry
    Orland Park Campus

    14807 S Ravinia Ave, Orland Park, IL 60462
    Phone: 708-403-4222
    Contact: Marianne Hill
    Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The Orland Township Food Pantry, which provides emergency food to residents in need of immediate assistance, now has triple the capacity and a dedicated entrance for residents as part of the Township’s ongoing efforts to better serve the local community.

    The Food Pantry assists more than 300 families every month by providing donated non-perishable items, frozen and refrigerated foods, and bakery goods.

     

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    PASS (Pregnancy Aid South Suburbs)
    Orland Park Campus

    17214 Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park (708-614-9777)
    3116 Ridge Road in Lansing (708-614-9777)
    613 E. 162nd Street in South Holland (708-614-9777)
    helppass.org

    Whether teaching sexual integrity, saving lives of unborn children, teaching life skills, or offering hope and healing, Pregnancy Aid South Suburbs (PASS) seeks to ensure the stability of the family.  PASS is not only about saving lives, it is also about preserving the life of the family as part of God’s plan for future generations.

    Questions? Please contact Bob Blake.

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    Reclaim 13
    Orland Park Campus

    Devoted to ending the sexual exploitation of children
    reclaim13.org | 312-462-3306

    Reclaim 13 is an organization devoted to ending the sexual exploitation of children. "13" is the average age of entry into the commercial sex industry. Their goal is to “Reclaim” a child’s right to grow up feeling safe, loved, and free from harm. They work in the areas of healing, prevention, and education in and around Chicagoland.

    Questions?
    Contact info@reclaim13.org.

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    Restoration Ministries
    Orland Park Campus

    253 E. 159th Street, Harvey, IL 60426
    restorationministries.net | 708-333-3370

    Restoration Ministries serves the neighborhood of Harvey and the south Chicago area, providing after-school activities for local kids, a food pantry and thrift store for families, and residential rehabilitation programs for men and women coming out of addiction. Youth activities provide a venue to share the Gospel, as well as an alternative to the dangers of life on the street. By ministering to the needs of the poor and vulnerable in the south Chicago area, the mission of Restoration Ministries is to bring the hope and transformation of the Gospel into the community.

    Restoration Ministries is in need of volunteers in the following areas:

    • After-School Program
    • Harvey House & Tabitha House
    • Food PantryRestoration Ministries’ Thrift Store


    For more information or to volunteer, please contact Karen Vrdolyak.

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    Safe Families for Children
    Orland Park Campus

    Safe Families for Children is a national movement of compassion that gives hope to families in crisis.

    Safe and loving homes are provided where parents may voluntarily have their children cared for while parents seek to restore stability in their lives.

    If you would like more information about providing a safe and loving home for a child in need Jenny Zabrocki.

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    Smith Crossing Ministry
    Orland Park Campus

    Parkview conducts a traditional Christian worship service for residents and guests of Smith Crossing Retirement Community (located east of the Orland Park Campus) using volunteers who serve twice a month, sharing communion and assisting residents as needed.

    If you are interested in serving on occasional Sundays at 11:00 am, please contact Patti Oswald at 708-478-7477, Ext. 235.