As we enter our 33rd year of operation, South Side Help Center is “LevelingUp” in Advocacy. As Chicago’s foremost Black-founded and Black-led community based organization in the field of HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care, the responsibility of developing and implementing initiatives that address SYSTEMS and POLICIES which bring about racial inequity have become a duty that is intertwined with our mission.

We have developed and led forums to engage city, state and federal legislators, as well as organizations dedicated to the socio-economic equity of African-Americans. These forums have led to the introduction of new legislation and protection of current legislation e.g. the Illinois Afican-American HIV/AIDS Response Act, to address inequities of funding for Black-led, culturally-compotent services in the Black community.

Please visit our FaceBook page and other social media for ongoing “acton-oriented” initiatives. In particular, please mark your calendars for every Third Thursday of the Month, to participate in our monthly “LevelUp Virtual Town Halls” which address and provide solutions to racial inequity.



South Side Help Center

10420 S. Halsted St

Chicago, IL 60628

Main (773) 445.5445

TTY (773) 701.4256

E-Mail: info@southsidehelp.org


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