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Every November Open Access provides 1000 families with complete Thanksgiving meals, as well as coats, clothing, toys, and other essential items.  Help us feed our neighbors this holidays season!  Click below to donate! 


Call to action

Need For community Centers

  • Most youth at risk behaviors occur between the hours of 3pm and 6pm.  
  • Childhood obesity is at an all time high.
  • Homelessness rates and unemployment rates in Cook County are higher than the state and national averages.
  • High school drop out rate is higher in Cook County than neighboring counties.  
  • Many families are living below the poverty level.

we provided 1,000 meals this thanksgiving

project 1 OF 100

 Collectively, we raise $24,000 to provide 1,000 complete Thanksgiving meals to families residing in our underserved communities.   

Hunger and being homeless are not seasonal, which is why our year-round food and clothing drive gets so much attention. Donate or spend 2 hours working our clothing closets and see first-hand the families we help.

The mission of Open Access is to educate, advocate, and provide a gateway to services that meet the needs of individuals in communities where access to vital services is limited​.

Our Mission

TURKEY DAY 2018

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Open Access is working on a new website that will launch in  March 2019.


Thanks for bearing with us as we revamp the site! Feel free to look around. Just pardon the dust.