We engage our city by financially supporting and volunteering at several of the Episcopal Charities and Community Services agencies and other places concerned about Chicago that are actively changing lives throughout Chicago. 

Deborah's Place

St. Chrysostom’s Church has had an association of long standing with Deborah’s Place,an organization which began in 1985 as Chicago’s first year-round overnight emergency shelter for women. LEARN MORE and VOLUNTEER to serve the women of Deborah's Place.

The Employment Council

The Employment Council continues its twenty plus year program of outreach led by Employment Council Co-Founder and long time Saint Chrysostom’s member,Michel Cade.The St. Chrysostom’s Employment Council is a weekly forum designed to provide the Chicago Job Search / Career Transition community with presentations and networking meetings on Job Search Best Practices led by experts in the field. In 2015,the Employment Council provided forty plus Presentations / Networking Sessions onMonday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 pm in the Harding Room. READ what is COMING UP in THE EMPLOYMENT COUNCIL.

Justice in the City

This committee meets periodically to support agencies working for justice in our community and throughout the city of Chicago.LEARN about agencies being SUPPORTED this year.

Incarceration Reform

The constantly updated website: contains digital access to materials and complete videos from the  series of four public programs that St. Chrysostom’s hosted in January and February 2018 on Confronting the Moral Crisis of Mass Incarceration to promote greater understanding of the criminal justice system and to begin to provide tools for individuals and organizations to get involved in promoting radical change.  Leading experts spoke to the full range of complex issues that we need to  address in order to rethink and change the laws and practices that have resulted in too many men and women—most of them people of color—being imprisoned or jailed.

That website also provides other resources including:

- information about resources for understanding the criminal justice system,

 - updated information about opportunities for advocacy and opportunities to volunteer in programs to assist those who are incarcerated and those who have been released, and 

 - access to the videos of  a series of 15 talks by expert speakers on Christian Responses to Crime and Punishment from the St. Chrysostom’s Fall 2017 Adult Forum, which are also available at fall-adult-forum-mass-incarceration/.

Revive's Christmas Baskets

St. Chrysostom's has participated in the ReVive (formerly Cathedral Shelter) Christmas Basket Program for many years. This program helps a range of people including singles, homeless, families and seniors. SEE how this ministry celebrates the SPIRIT OF THE SEASON of Christmas.