Award winning Monarch Thrift Shop in Chicago houses programs focusing on breaking cycles of youth homelessness, rebuilding lives and reducing recidivism.


Breaking the Cycle of Youth Homelessness

Monarch is partnering with One Heart One Soul to provide job training and career pathways in the retail industry for youth in seasons of homelessness.

Rebuilding Lives

Monarch provides a safe and growth-oriented community service site for youth and community members, including court mandated hours. We offer interview preparedness assistance, contribute items to other local service agencies, and partner with local agencies and churches to provide needed items in times of emergency.

Reducing Recidivism

Monarch partners with the Avondale Restorative Justice Community Court, The Summit of Hope, and the Illinois Department of Corrections, to be a stepping stone. We provide a safe and nurturing environment to build employment skills, receive needed resources, and give back to the community during times of challenge and restoration.