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Safe Haven Programs

CPS partners with faith-based and nonprofit organizations to host the Safe Haven program to provide all CPS students with additional learning time outside regular school hours.

Safe Haven after-school programming engages students in academic and recreational activities that fosters the development of peer and mentor relationships to help students stay on track at school.

Safe Haven operates in three cycles over the course of the year:

  • After school: October - May
  • Spring break: March - April
  • Summer break: July - August

Safe Haven sites across the city offer out-of-school time programming for all CPS students. The program also offers programming specifically tailored to spring break and summer. Safe Haven sites serve as contingency sites for unexpected interruptions in a school day(s). Healthy meals will be provided at all locations. Hours of operation may vary by site.

If you have general questions about the program, contact the Office of Faith-Based Initiatives at 773-553-2500 or email

2019 Safe Haven After-School Locations

South Side Churches

South Church Pastor Address Zip
Allen Metropolitan C.M.E. Church Pastor David Bryant Jr. 10946 S. Lowe 60628
Alliance for Community Peace Pastor Walter Johnson 7740 S. Eberhart Ave 60619
Bright Star Community Outreach Pastor Adrienne Brooks 333 E. 35th St. 60616
Catholic Bishop of Chicago - St. Sabina Church Pastor Jocelyn Jones 1210 W. 78th Place 60620
Christian Fellowship Flock South Pastor Emily Cabrales 10724 S. Ewing 60617
Concord Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Kenneth Phelps 6319 S. Kimbark 60637
Grant Memorial Pastor Samuel Mendenhall 4017 S Drexel Blvd 60653
Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church Pastor Andrea Davidson 3330 S King Dr 60616
Institute for Positive Living Pastor Marrice Coverson 435 E. 35th Street 60616
King of Glory Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C. Pastor Dawn Hodges 2314 E. 83rd St 60617
Maple Park United Methodist Church Pastor Robert Biekman 11705 S Elizabeth St 60643
New Life Covenant Church South East Pastor Laverne Thomas 7522 S. Greenwood 60619
Rehoboth Apostolic Worship Center Pastor Dana Thornton 9130-40 S. Vincennes Ave 60620
Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church Pastor Sheila Freelon 3610 S. Giles Street 60653
Woodlawn Baptist Church Pastor Jeffery Campbell 6207 S University Ave, 60637

Office of Faith-Based Initiatives


42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602