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Judge Dorothy F. Jones, Founder


In 1991 Dorothy F. Jones ran for and was elected for Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. In 1992, in response to the serious needs she witnessed in the community, Judge Jones became the inspiration, founder of and guiding light for Concerned Citizen.

The Honorable Judge Dorothy Jones received her high school diploma from Richard T. Crane High School and then went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Education from Chicago State University and her Jurist Doctorate from DePaul University in Chicago, IL. The Honorable Judge Dorothy Jones was a member of the Chicago Bar Association and was admitted to practice by the Illinois Bar, Northern District Court of Illinois and the United States Supreme Court. Dorothy was a dedicated Soror of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Theta Omega Chapter. Prior to becoming a Judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Dorothy was a school teacher with the Chicago Board of Education and a Public Defender with the Cook County Public Defender’s Office. With the honorable judge Jones's recent death, we would still like to keep her legacy going so I would like to introduce the new executive director Maria Bailey. Ms. Bailey will keep the honorable judge's legacy going with the help of the community and the employees.

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Concerned Citizens

Building a Brighter Future for All

Concerned Citizens is a charitable organization devoted to making the world a better place through various initiatives designed to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference in the world for generations to come. Whether you want to contribute with money, time, or material things read more about our work and learn how you can make a change today.

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What We Do

Concerned Citizens provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, case management and supportive services to individuals who are homeless, recovering for substance abuse, addressing HIV/Aids and/or returning from incarceration.  

In over 28 years Concerned Citizens has provided services to more than 38,000 individuals.   Please pray for us as we continue striving to inspire and improve the lives of those who need assistance.

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Our Vision and Mission

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To enable individuals to renew and reclaim their lives

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Evangelist Grace Jackson, and her Prayer Warriors dedicated their time weekly to insure the resident are connected to the faith of their choice.

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Housing the unfortunate

Helping Others

Concerned Citizens not only assist with fundamental issues, we also focus on aspects of enjoying life, such as skating and bowling.

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Thank you

Congressman Danny Davis

I would like to thank congressman Danny Davis for taking the time out to help out the people in need. We know you are very busy so thank you for your time.

You can help us make a change for the better.

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We appreciate President Obama for his work and inspiration.

"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"  

Vincent van Gogh

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We believe in the transformative power of Prayer and the Gospel Concerts supporting Mother's House are always moving.

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Message from the Executive Director

Upcoming next facility.  We are seeking donations of labor, materials to renovate this property.

This Site will feature three laundry rooms, seven bath rooms, twelve bed rooms, vegetable garden.   

Contact Us

Get in touch with Concerned Citizens to discover more about our work and how to donate. We thank you for your support.

321 N Mason Ave, Chicago, IL 60644, USA

(773) 287-8393

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Our Board and supporters


Maria Bailey

Executive Director

We launch this website by remembering our past, our history and the supporters who worked tirelessly in support of uplifting people and communities. We honor those who went before us and pledge to give of ourselves to fight for the justice and equality that contributes to individuals renewing and improving their lives.


Ann Harris

Associate director

Personable and detail-oriented, Ann Harris is beloved by both our donors and our program managers. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful associate director and person on our staff.


Kenneth Whaly

Bedrock movement executive director

Mother's house is very thankful and grateful to Kenneth Whaly, executive  director of the Bedrock movement, Pret A Manager, Trader's Joe, People Helping People and Hand of Hope who have provided food for the clients of mother's house.

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