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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. To register for a safe haven program, complete the consent form linked with the list of sites below. 

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

  • After school: September - June
  • Spring break: March - April
  • Summer break: June - 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

Summer Safe Haven Sites for SY23-24

To register for a safe haven program, complete the Consent Form for Summer Programs [ ENGLISH | SPANISH ].

South Side Church Address Start Date, Hours Neighborhood
Allen Metropolitan C.M.E. Church 10946 S. Lowe, 60628 June 10, 10am-2pm Roseland
Carey Temple AME Church 7157 S. Greenwood Ave., 60619 June 10, 10am-2pm Greater Grand Crossing
Chosen Bethel Family Ministry 6201 South Sangamon, 60621 June 10, 10am-2pm Englewood
Family Centered Educational Agency, Inc. 6604 S. Hermitage Ave., 60636 June 24, 10am-2pm Englewood
Hartzell Memorial United Methodist Church 3330 S King Dr, 60616 June 24, 10am-2pm Bronzeville
King of Glory Tabernacle 2314 E. 83rd St, 60617 June 10, 10am-2pm South Shore/South Chicago
New Life Centers - Little Village 2657 S Lawndale Ave, 60623 June 24, 10am-2pm Little Village
Rehoboth Apostolic Worship Center 9140 S. Vincennes Ave, 60620 June 24, 10am-2pm Auburn Gresham
St. Sabina/The ARK of St. Sabina 97800 S. Racine, 60620 June 24, 12pm-4pm Auburn Gresham

Office of Faith-Based Initiatives


42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602