BENEFITING CHICAGO FOR OVER 100 YEARS
Benton House is an independent non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing social services for the Bridgeport community in the city of Chicago for over 100 years. Benton House continues its tradition of community services today as it evolves with the community of Bridgeport located on Chicago’s South Side. They are 100% staffed by volunteers and all their staff actually reside at Benton House itself. This residency model makes their programs and connection to the community so unique. They are able to be on call at any hour to assist the community they have been amerced in.
Their programs include Afterschool programs, Youth Technology Coop, 26 Lab, Sound Alternative Class, and Urban Gardening. They also began the Bridgeport Food Pantry, which is housed out of the Benton House Gym building every Friday and feeds over 1/3 of Bridgeport families. They host senior programs in the afternoons for local seniors to get out and play bingo, take exercise classes, and make music. Benton House has a it all and has new programs in development all the time.