Our Programs

Open Arms Ministry provides access to programs and service that help meet some of the basic needs of those who are currently experiencing the effects of financial poverty, namely homelessness and hunger. We believe in everyone’s ability to achieve a life of joy, fulfillment, and financial stability. The basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, and safety must be met for a person to begin setting other goals in their lives.

We seek to work alongside our brothers and sisters who are in a state of financial dependence and journey with them along a path that moves to independence. We want to be anti-transactional—meeting our brothers and sister's basic needs in a holistic way.

Currently, Open Arms has programs operating in the Logan Square neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago.


All our programs take place at in the basement of New Community Covenant Church at: 
2649 North Francisco Ave Chicago, IL 60647.

Our organization is affiliated with, but not a direct ministry of NewCom.
No spiritual participation is ever required. Everyone is welcome regardless of creed, faith, or lack of faith.

Current Programs

Spread Out Saturdays
People meeting at Open Arms daily Drop In

Every 3rd Saturday of the month

Because our weekly programs are limited right now, we created a new weekend program to help serve our neighbors in need. Please come and grab a hot meal and a care kit to make this difficult time a bit easier.

Volunteers ARE NEEDED to pack care kits and help prepare food.
To sign up to volunteer: benjamin@openarmsministry.org
Drop In
People meeting at Open Arms daily Drop In

Every Tuesday & Wednesday

Our Drop In program is still available, but food is takeout only. Our building is not open to the public because of COVID-19 concerns.

Clothing is provided on Tuesdays. For more info: dropin@openarmsministry.org
Food Pantry
Person handing food to someone at Open Arms' food pantry

Every Wednesday

Please come and pick up food from our pantry! Food is provided from the Great Chicago Food Depository and private donations.

For more info: dropin@openarmsministry.org
Community Dinner
Our community dinner has been canceled until further notice because of COVID-19 concerns.
A girl serves food at Open Arms' community dinner

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

We gather to build and strengthen the bonds of community between Open Arms, the people we serve, Logan Square, and other Chicagoland neighborhoods over a delicious meal.

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