Welcome

Let’s be honest. A visit with JUSTembrace or a sustained period of observing who we are and how we function is the best way to come to “know” us – so follow us on Facebook and read our blog, and please contact us if you want to know more!

We have recently launched a gateway to JUSTembrace through Partnership!  Read more here and learn how you can join our family!

Then keep reading and exploring our site to discover more about who we are and how we got here!

If you just want to make a donation towards the work we are doing, click here and follow the instructions!

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We are not as we should be.
While we were created to play a critical role in restoring our communities  families and lives, we have become a society that feels mostly powerless to accomplish this work.  We typically leave the work of restoration up to professionals or perhaps we spend a week a year or a Saturday a month working with those professionals to restore God’s dream for the world.  But mostly we feel powerless to do anything ourselves. While millions of Americans spend billions of dollars each year traveling to other countries to help those who are “less fortunate” – few of us feel equipped to reach out to the lonely and isolated in our own neighborhoods – even our own families.

JUSTembrace exists to equip people to live lifestyles of restoration.

Through living lives of hospitality on Chicago’s north-side, we try to model unique and creative ways to incorporate restoration into daily life. Although we choose to live among the most vulnerable members of society, we believe this creative approach to restoration can be lived in any neighborhood in the world – and we want you to join us in YOUR neighborhood!

So enjoy our site, be encouraged by the stories we tell – but don’t for a second think you can’t do what we do – you CAN! In fact, you were MADE to!  And we want to help!

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