• Challenge: Today’s economic
    climate has created human
    services needs in the Jewish
    Caring for the needy within the Jewish
    community is critical, including assistance
    for the elderly, those with special needs,
    and those facing financial hardship. In Israel,
    areas of need include those in the geographic
    and social periphery, and those from
    immigrant communities.
    response: Providing vital human services
    within a framework of Jewish values
    JEWISH CHARITABLE | social services in the u.s. and israel | the ark

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Jewish Charitable  Social Services in the U.S. and Israel

The Ark

The Ark opened in 1971 as a free medical clinic. Since that time, the organization has grown and adapted to serve a wide range of needs in the Jewish community. The Ark’s mission is to create a safety net for Jewish residents of the Chicagoland area by providing vital human services within a framework of Jewish values and laws. Each year, the Ark serves more than 3,700 low-income individuals, of which 64% are from the city of Chicago and 36% are from the Chicago suburbs. Eighty-two percent are Jewish. Services include medical, dental, and eye clinics, a pharmacy, a food pantry, residence support for the homeless, psychological services, a legal clinic, a senior life program, and job counseling. All services are completely confidential and are provided free of charge in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.