Why Shining Light?
St. Paul tells us that if one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it. You may know of someone, or maybe even yourself who has a crisis in their life at the present time; such as loss of income or job, unplanned pregnancy, victim of domestic violence, or addiction to drugs and/or alcohol. It is an endless cycle.
Most social service programs offer quick fixes to address immediate needs and do not diagnose and treat the underlying problems that produce chronic poverty.
Shining Light breaks the cycle of poverty by taking a long term, holistic approach with personal mentoring.
Today, we offer workshops and support groups with a focus on: developing self-esteem, financial literacy, and job training. Also, we serve a large immigrant population in which we provide financial/education classes while assimilating them into the community.
What is Shining Light?
We are a Christian nonprofit organization, serving West Chicago and surrounding communities by providing the tools that are necessary for individuals to become self-reliant members of society.
At Shining Light, our clients are our priority and we ensure and promise to help them and/or their family with the benefits and support for a substantial life.