News & Events

Resolving to ending family homelessness

Do you ever find yourself making the same resolution every new year? We do here at Primo Center, and it is simple: End family homelessness in Chicago. While we have yet to reach this ambitious goal, we are not discouraged. In fact, our resolve, persistence and incredible staff are helping make significant progress. More families… Read more »

New Englewood Community Kitchens opens to improve health outcomes for all residents of Greater Englewood


In partnership with Whole Foods Market and Whole Cities Foundation, Primo Center opens full-service kitchen for Chicago’s most vulnerable residents and the Greater Englewood community Once considered a food desert with few options for accessing healthy food, the Greater Englewood community now has new opportunities to improve nutrition education with the opening of Englewood Community… Read more »

Classic Kids’ Lovie Project and the Primo Center

Eight years ago, Classic Kids owner and friend of the Primo Center, Julie Floyd blessed our children and their mommies with new “lovies” from The Lovie Project. We are thrilled to be chosen once again to be the recipients of this thoughtful endeavor. Lovies are an integral component of Primo Center’s programming. They help provide… Read more »

ILCHF Commits $11.5 Million to Improve Children’s Mental Health

Awards Planning Grants to 5 Illinois Communities Click to view PDF Oak Brook, IL (July 9, 2018) — Building upon its successful Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI 1.0), the Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation is applying lessons learned to help five more Illinois communities develop a coordinated system of care for children and families. The  Foundation… Read more »