News & Events

A Note From The CEO – May 2020


It is hard to believe that it has been three months since the pandemic upended life in this country. While many people have been sheltering in place, our frontline staff has been working tirelessly to serve our homeless families in this difficult and ever-changing situation. Primo Center’s community of supporters has stepped up in ways… Read more »

Combatting COVID-19 Through Community Collaboration


Every person, family and business is affected today by COVID-19. Families with unstable housing feel the effects even more severely. At Primo Center, we feel the pandemic’s impact throughout the organization and on the lives of the children and families we serve. The pandemic has intensified our clients’ challenges and created new obstacles for us…. Read more »

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 »