people of faith working together to provide basic necessities, foster stable lives, and organize for a just and compassionate community
Chum is a 501(c)(3) organization whose programs serve more than 8,000 low-income, homeless, hungry, isolated, or otherwise marginalized community members each year in Duluth, MN. Chum was founded in 1973 when 10 churches in Duluth’s Central Hillside neighborhood pooled their resources to meet the needs of the neighborhood’s many low-income residents more effectively.
We are striving to be a nonprofit in Duluth, MN that can super-serve its clients and end poverty in this amazing, beautiful, and loving community. Hit the button below to learn more about who we are and where we started.
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Duluth’s shortage of housing causes long-term and chronic homelessness. Waitlists stretch from months (in rare cases) to more than 2 years for subsidized housing. In addition, people experiencing long term homelessness and especially chronic homelessness are rarely able to transition smoothly from the streets or shelter into permanent, independent housing.
What is needed are low-cost units that are private, dignified, small scale to encourage community, culturally specific, harm reduction based and providing services including basic life skills like cleaning and cooking.
Learn more by visiting their website: steppingonupduluth.org
Please Consider Supporting Chum
There are many ways to support us! A gift of money can help us support all of our service programs in Duluth, MN. A gift of time, through volunteering in Duluth, MN, can help us complete crucial projects. And donations of warmth, clothing, and shelter help keep folks living outside of shelter alive.