We're a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization on the front-lines of the violence epidemic. We fight for peace by providing anti-violence programs and therapy for those in need, and we demand justice for victims of violence.
We partner with professionals, businesses, donors, volunteers and philanthropists to structure and launch programs designed to create peace and bring justice to communities in Chicago.
Our programs center on the community and partners working together to stop violence, promote peace and support those in need. Whether it’s a jobs, sports, arts or therapeutic program, we believe the most powerful agent for peace is when people connect and learn from each other.
2. We Help People Affected By Violence & Murder
When someone is murdered, that pain and trauma ripples through families and communities for decades. We show them they are not alone, and we connect them with resources that help them heal through therapy, support groups and personal support.
3. We Seek Justice for Victims of Violence
It’s devastating to lose to a loved one for any reason. That pain can become even more agonizing when you lose someone through violence, especially when their murder case remains unsolved. We shine light on these cases to demand justice and try to find answers for families through vigils, marches and media initiatives.
Help Stop the Violence
We're a grassroots, volunteer-run organization, founded in 2013. We rely on the support of donors and partners. If you’d like to donate to help fund our programs, please donate via PayPal.
We are a tax exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our EIN is 82-1795580. Your donation is tax-deductible. Thank you for supporting Parents for Peace & Justice. It means the world to us and the children and families we serve.
Want to get involved? We need volunteers to help with:
Assisting with youth violence-protection programs and events
Sourcing and organizing donations for people in need or at-risk of violence (such as school supplies, new or gently used clothing or holiday gifts)
Fundraising so we can provide anti-violence programs & counseling for people in need
Offering professional support at family support groups (such as guest counselors or other professionals teaching things like meditation, art therapy, yoga and other stress-relieving exercises to those in grief)