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South Side Help Center

Living Our Mission • Serving People • Strengthening Communities

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About Us

South Side Help Center (SSHC) is purposed to help people of all ages embrace a lifestyle of prevention against mental, physical and social ills by providing positive, healthy alternatives so that community residents can lead productive lives. South Side Help Center (SSHC) has been serving Chicago’s South Side for over thirty years. Our programs and services have grown and evolved so that we may better serve the needs of our clients and community. However, our reason for being remains the same: to provide people with positive healthy alternatives.


At a Glance


Risk Reduction Education

We provide HIV/AIDS education and risk reduction information with an emphasis on promoting and reinforcing safer behavior through enhanced decision-making skills.


Youth Program

With a focus on holistic wellness and academic achievement, SSHC Youth Program is designed to foster leaders through the development of positive self-image, conflict resolution, and support.


Mobile Testing Unit

Our mobile testing unit provides confidential, expert counseling and testing at festivals, parades, parks, parties and other indoor and outdoor events where those in our community gather to celebrate life.


Visit Our Timeline

Since our inception in 1987, we've come a long way and have remain steadfast to fulfilling our mission to serving people and strengthening communties. Visit our online timeline for an overview of our rich history.


Gallery of Recent Events


Bud Billiken Parade


Strut Frashion Show


Youth Conference


Prayer Walk


WVON MLK Activation


Breakfast With Santa


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