In His Grip Ministries is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization located in the Bronzeville community on Chicago’s South Side. While Bronzeville was originally the home to the majority of Chicago’s African American elite, including famous musicians and politicians, it also served as the place where African Americans migrating from the South in the 1920’s came to call home. As the city experienced transformation in the 60’s, many of the upper middle and middle class residents left, leaving behind an aging and economically impoverished group of people. Much of the community remains in decline due to strained economic conditions, the prevalence of gang activity, familial dysfunction, abandoned and foreclosed properties, poor or inadequate schools and the myriad of other challenges, inherent to depressed communities.

However, In His Grip Ministries provides a service of Family Care which includes Pastoral Care & Counseling to families and particularly the forgotten and underserved youth, who have no mainstream connections and are unable to financially afford professional help and services due to lack of insurance, all while lacking sound parental guidance, and are at a higher risk of societal failure due to these conditions. With our presence in the community we serve as a stabilizing force injecting health and wholeness into an otherwise dismal environment. We partner and assist various churches and care agencies within the community in providing more comprehensive services to those we touch.

“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity. God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” – Romans 12:2 (Msg)

In His Grip Ministries is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. © 2013. All rights reserved.