Chicago Area Ministry

Joni and Friends maintains offices across the U.S., including our local office in Chicago, IL, serving Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The Chicago office is working together with local churches and organizations, forming outreach programs throughout the community and ministering hope and the message of Christ to those who face the daily challenges of life with a disability. We’re committed to reaching individuals and families affected by disability in our community with the love of Christ.

Upcoming Events

Times of Transition - Dyer, IN
  • February 24, 2018

Times of Transition: Supporting the Development of Teens and Young Adults with Disabilities in the Church

A Seminar Co-sponsored by Joni and Friends Chicago and Elim Christian Services

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Family Retreat - Maranatha I, MI
  • June 11 - June 15, 2018

Welcome to the first of two Family Retreats held this summer in Michigan. Located on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, our Maranatha I Family Retreat is held on the campus of the beautiful Maranatha Conference Center.

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Family Retreat - Maranatha II, MI
  • June 18 - June 22, 2018

Welcome to the second of two Family Retreats held this summer in Michigan. Located on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, our Maranatha I Family Retreat is held on the campus of the beautiful Maranatha Conference Center.

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Downloadable Documents

Maranatha Family Retreat Registration

Learn about the new Maranatha Family Retreat Registration process for 2018.

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Directions to Maranatha Family Retreat Site

This document provides directions to the Maranatha Family Retreat!

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What to Bring for Families

Find out what families should bring on a Maranatha Family Retreat.

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What to Bring for Volunteers

Find out what volunteers should bring on a Maranatha Family Retreat.

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Christian Fund for the Disabled

The CFD is a matching grant program of Joni and Friends that demonstrates Christ's love by meeting practical needs of people affected by disability.

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