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Illinois Community for Displaced Immigrants

aka ICDI   |   Chicago, IL   |  www.icdichicago.org

Mission

The Interfaith Community for Detained Immigrants responds actively and publicly to the suffering of all individuals and communities affected by immigration detention through public witness, advocacy, and pastoral care.

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Ed Pratt

Main address

303 East Wacker Drive Suite 2108

Chicago, IL 60601 USA

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Formerly known as

Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants

EIN

46-1374353

NTEE code info

Civil Rights, Advocacy for Specific Groups (R20)

Other Housing, Shelter N.E.C. (L99)

Interfaith Issues (X90)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Case Management and Housing

Housing and case management are provided for asylum seekers and other immigrants who do not have family or friends in the US.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Teams of volunteers assist newly arrived people with clothing, meals, transportation and other needs.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Volunteers assist immigrants who were released at the border who are traveling by bus to family or friends through Chicago. The volunteers also assist immigrants sheltering at police stations and shelters.

Population(s) Served
Immigrants and migrants

Where we work

Awards

Strengthening Communities through Innovative Solutions Award 2020

NBC Universal

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of asylum seekers who received community-based housing

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Asylum seekers

Related Program

Case Management and Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people served at emergency shelters

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Case Management and Housing

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Expanded services were given to a smaller number of people in 2023.

Number of people served who are sheltering at the police stations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

ICDI Essentials Team

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of immigrants assisted at the Greyhound Bus Station

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Immigrants and migrants

Related Program

ICDI Welcome Team

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We envision a just society in which everyone, regardless of national origin, has basic human rights including livelihood, family unity, self-determination, and physical and emotional safety.

ICDI provides housing, goods, and services to asylum seekers in Illinois to prepare them
for independent living.

1: ICDI promotes an end to poverty by helping to prevent homelessness and poverty for asylum seekers through our housing and case management programs.
3: ICDI promotes good health and wellbeing within the people we serve through our case management services. We facilitate participants medical, dental and mental health services through our Housing and Case Management programs.
16: ICDI promotes peaceful and inclusive societies through our Housing and Case Management programs by offering an alternative to unjust and inhumane immigration detention.

Our capabilities for promoting the three aforementioned sustainable development goals are established through our years of doing the housing work, a devoted staff including case managers, mentor teams to support our participants, community partnerships and of course, donors. For nearly 11 years, ICDI has offered housing for asylum seekers and mentor teams that support them. Mentors support residents in housing by driving them to doctor's appointments or taking them grocery shopping. Our case managers are also a lifeline for our participants by connecting them with medical, dental, mental health and job/school preparation services. We also have close relationships with The Chicago School, the Kovler Center for the Treatment of Survivors of Torture, Howard Brown Health Center, a local dentist and Cook County that allow us to help our participants. Financial support from our donors also make us capable of doing the work we do.

ICDI serves through three programs:  

1) ICDI’s Welcome and Essentials Team

“Sharing goods with newcomers, providing for their needs.”
This team meets migrants at: the Greyhound Bus Station, the Chicago police stations
where migrants must await shelter placement, at the tent cities that have sprung up
as the police stations are full, and in the city’s shelters.  This team provides essential
goods from two warehouses where clothing and personal items are gathered and
stored.

2) ICDI’s Housing Team

“Empowering communities to receive newcomers, providing safe places.”
This team works with the community to provide safe and healthy places to live. The
wrap-around care that ICDI housing offers is provided by community volunteers,
trained mentors, and ICDI’s Case Management Team.

3) ICDI’s Case Management Team

“Establishing a foothold for newcomers, providing support for self-sufficiency.”
This team provides trauma-informed care to all participants, and helps them: enroll in
public benefits, enroll children in public school, secure necessary appointments
(medical, mental health, educational, and legal etc.), provides access to all available
community resources including mutual aid and transportation.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    Respecting participant privacy and not wanting to put their family back home in danger

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Illinois Community for Displaced Immigrants

Board of directors
as of 03/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Suzanne Akhras-Sahloul

Pat Motto

Pete Erickson

Suzanne Akhras Sahloul

Rodolfo Medina

Fred Tsao

Breeda McGrath

Johannes Favi

Sarah Ankunda

Laura Vilim

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/12/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/28/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.