The Mission of Our Lady of the Angels is a Catholic presence in the West Humboldt Park area on Chicago’s west side (Hamlin Avenue just north of Chicago Avenue).
This area is presently one of the poorest neighborhoods in the City of Chicago. The purpose of the Mission is twofold: to assist the materially poor and to share the treasure of our Catholic Faith.
Address: 3808 W. Iowa St., Chicago, IL 60651
St. Mary Riverside Service Outreach contact: Michael Flight at firstname.lastname@example.org
ASSISTANCE TO THE MATERIALLY POOR INCLUDES:
–Food Pantry– Mission OLA currently provides food to about 700 families each month.
–Distribution of Clothing/ Household Goods– Gently used clothing as well as furniture and household goods are distributed by Mission OLA at set times as well as for emergencies.
–Emergency Assistance– Mission OLA provides emergency food, material assistance, and referencing to other agencies as requested.
–Afterschool Programming– Approximately 900 youth participate in a variety of afterschool, evening and summers programs, many of which are in partnership with the Kelly Hall YMCA and the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
–Senior Citizens Programming– Each week Mission OLA hosts between 30-40 seniors for a program which includes: exercise, computer classes, a Bible study, and lunch.
–Community Dinners– Mission OLA’s newest outreach strives to provide a safe, healthy, and wholesome environment for the families in our neighborhood. The community dinners give the neighbors an opportunity to pray, enjoy a nutritious meal, and foster healthy family and community relationships based on Christian values.
–Special Events– Mission OLA hosts several special events each year including block parties, a Thanksgiving party, and a Christmas party.