Chicago Teachers Strike - Where can you take your kids?

October 16, 2019
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A Chicago Teachers Strike is looking promising, as of today, Thursday classes and activities are cancelled.  So where can your kids go during school hours since school will not be in session?  Below is a list a places I found thanks to NBC Chicago (LINK HERE) >>> https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-teachers-strike-ctu-places-to-take-kids-563138291.html

Your local YMCA looks like a solid move: (Fees apply, hours 7am - 6pm, check ahead of time)

High Ridge YMCA 2424 W. Touhy Ave., Chicago, IL 60645

Irving Park YMCA 4251 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, IL 60641

Kelly Hall 824 N. Hamlin Ave. Chicago, IL 60643

Lake View YMCA 3333 N. Marshfield, Chicago, IL 60657

Leaning Tower YMCA 6300 W. Touhy Ave., Niles, IL 60714

McCormick YMCA 1834 N. Lawndale Ave., Chicago, IL 60647

Rauner Family YMCA 2700 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60608

South Side YMCA 6330 S. Stony Island, Chicago, IL 60637

West Communities YMCA 6235 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL 60629

North Lawndale YMCA 3449 W. Arthington, Chicago IL 60624

 

SAFE HAVEN LOCATIONS:

 

SOUTH SIDE

Allen Metropolitan CME CME church-- 10946 S. Lowe

Alliance for Community Peace… 7740 S. Eberhart ave

Brightstar Comm outreach… 333 E. 35th St.

Christian Fellowship South.. 107 24 s. Ewing 

Concord Missionary Baptist Church 6319 S. Kimbark 

St. Sabina … 1210 W. 78th place

Grant Memorial .. 4017 S. Drexel

Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church… 3330 S. King Drive 

Institute for Positive living 435 E. 35th street 

WEST SIDE

Chance after Chance Ministry, 305-09 N. Cicerco

Chicago Tabernacle of the Assemblies of God, 3231 N. Cicero

Corinthian Temple Church of God and Christ. 4520 W. Washington 

Greater Holy Temple Church of God and Christ, 246 N. California

Heirs of the Promise ministry.. 4821 W. Chicago Ave.

Home of Life Community development 4650 w. Madison st.

Hope Community church-- 5900 W. Iowa St. 

Care Ministries 4925 W. Division street 

Jesus Word Center church 4224 W. 13th Street 

NORTH SIDE:

Grace and Peace 2100 N. Kildare 

Family Empowerment Centers 1533 W. Devon 

Grace and Peace 2100 N. Kildare 

ALSO check your neighborhood Boys & Girls Club, SHEDD AQUARIUM is extending child care hours, Community Centers, and Public Libraries are a resource as well.