Our Programs

Comprehensive,
Roseland-focused programs

Our programs are designed to serve the needs of the Roseland community by providing care and support in a welcoming environment. Whether that means offering affordably priced goods, programming for children and youth, shelter for women and children, or meals where we can break bread together, we love the opportunity to walk with our neighbors.

Many of our programs take place at the Van Zanten Center, located at 10846 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago, IL. Here, in this resource for the community, we invite all of Roseland to come together to experience Christ’s love in fellowship.

Thrift Store

We serve the community by selling gently used clothing, appliances, furniture, and housewares at affordable prices. This is a win-win ministry—proceeds support RCM programs.

33 E 111th Place.
Open Thursday-Saturday, 10 am-4:30 pm.

Food Pantry

The food pantry, which operates in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, is open for those in the 60628 zip code to select groceries to feed their families. Community members can take part in this twice a month.

10846 S. Michigan Avenue.
Open Thursdays, 9-11 am.

Sunday Worship

All are welcome to join us Sunday mornings as we carry out our shared goal of proclaiming the kingdom of God in Roseland. On Sundays, we serve breakfast at 9am to the hungry and homeless, and then worship together with a lively gospel service.

10858 S. Michigan Avenue.
Breakfast at 9 am, worship at 10 am.

Women & Children’s Shelter

Moms with up to four children (ages 0-13) are welcome to stay at the shelter for up to 12 months. We offer individual rooms for families, providing a stable home as moms attend school or seek employment and permanent housing.

No referral needed.
Call 773-264-5665 for intake.

Care Center

During designated times, our front doors are open as a community resource for our neighbors. If anyone has an emotional, spiritual, or physical need, we offer guidance. This can mean anything from pointing them to specific programs, offering hygiene kits, helping with state IDs, writing referral letters as they seek employment, or even providing bus fare.

10858 S. Michigan Avenue.
Open Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm.

Summer Camp

This free 4-week camp, which runs Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 9-2, offers a structured curriculum for ages 5-13. Students have a blast enjoying Bible lessons, art, music, recreation, field trips, and science activities. Lunch is provided.

Register at 10858 S. Michigan Avenue, Monday-Friday, 10 am-3 pm.

Lunch Program

Men, women, and families from the Roseland neighborhood enjoy a free lunch on weekdays. This warm, donated meal offers our neighbors a chance to gather around the table for food, community, and games. Together we warm up in winter and cool off in the summer.

10846 S. Michigan Avenue.
Open Monday-Friday, 10 am-1 pm.

Youth Group

Youth Group for 6th-12th grade meets twice a week to listen to music, hang out, play games, enjoy Bible lessons and discussion, and share a meal together. We can arrange a ride to the program, or you can just show up.

10858 S. Michigan Avenue.
Thursdays 5-7 pm, Saturdays 10 am-12 pm.

Cadets

This program for boys ages 7-14 meets twice a month for hands-on projects and young men’s discipleship training. Youth pastor Adam Vanderwell leads the group in everything from building bird houses to playing drums to camp outs.

10858 S. Michigan Avenue.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6 pm.