What is Chicago Community Jail Support?
Chicago Community Jail Support is a daily, on the ground, grassroots mutual aid project run completely by volunteers. Our mission is to assist anyone being released from Cook County Jail, their loved ones, and the surrounding community. We focus on providing direct aid that meets the immediate needs of those being released with phone calls, warm clothing, snacks, drinks, PPE, safe transportation home, and emergency housing.
We are present outside the jail at the corner of 27th Street and California Blvd every day from 5 PM to 10 PM (we extend to 11 PM on weekends).
There are infinite opportunities to get involved with our work (You don't need a car! You can work from home!). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join our community.