Community Centers

Chicago Heights

Bethel Community Facility (BCF) was envisioned 40 years ago by Rev. John H. Rice, Sr., former Pastor of St. Bethel Baptist Church. After, years of watching the area he grew up in deteriorate, he decided that a local community center was needed to serve as a headquarters for community restoration. Without the help of bank loans, the center was constructed—brick-by-brick—slowly but surely. Often construction was halted for months until money was raised to buy more brick. Finally the building was completed. DEBT FREE.

John Rice
708.758.5585
Chicago

In Chicago’s East Garfield Park, where disinvestment has left the neighborhood devoid of opportunity and full of broken dreams, Breakthrough is restoring the broken networks of youth and families and empowering adults in the community to achieve self-sufficiency and break the cycle of poverty.

708.722.0179
Calumet City

Today, Calumet City boasts a restored City Hall; a major mall in the South Suburban area; state-of-the-art Library and Police Department; two Fire Departments; a quality network of public schools; civic clubs and organizations that provide community outreach programs; and, a multitude of businesses and individuals who work hard to make Calumet City great.

Sr. Alban Hermes
708.891.9330
Ford Heights
BAron
708.758.4575
Harvey
Ann Hernandez
708.331.4539
Chicago Heights
708.757.6500
Steger
James King
708.672.4541
Mokena
708.995.5786
Markham
Anne Brady
708.333.8052
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Youth and Adult Programs
Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Food Pantry
The food pantry is open on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. or by appointment.

Cheryl Rupe
708.757.5395