About Us

Who We Are

EZRA works to prevent homelessness, relieve hunger, reduce isolation, and ease other barriers to self-sufficiency. In addition, EZRA offers social activities and holiday celebrations to ensure that Jews who live in poverty remain actively connected to their heritage. EZRA is funded and administered by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago. EZRA provides assistance to Jews and non-Jews. Check out our Programs page.


The Dina and Eli Field EZRA Multi-Service Center is dedicated to Tikkun Olam, or "repairing the world," and helping our community members live with dignity through advocacy and compassionate, collaborative care for those experiencing a crisis or isolation.


As long as there is hardship and loneliness in our community, our doors will be open to help those in need.

Our Core Values

EZRA is:

Responsive: We meet the ongoing and emerging needs of our clients and community members through resourceful, thoughtful and innovative services.

Collaborative: We seek and invest in valuable partnerships that create opportunities to support the lives of our clients.

Welcoming: We create a community characterized by warmth, dignity, and respect, with appreciation for all who come through our doors.

Compassionate: We are caring, present, and empathetic with clients so that they may feel supported in their self-determination.

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