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

Joni and Friends Chicago Seminar - South Barrington, IL
  • October 7, 2017

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

Hosted by special Friends of Willow Creek Community Church

Keynote Speaker: Jeff McNaair, Ph. D. "Church and Family: Partnering in Times of Transition"

Breakout Sessions:

  • Rites of Passage: Belonging, Communion, Baptism, and Discovering Your ...
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Wheels for the World - Peru (Trujillo)
  • October 20 - October 29, 2017

Join our short-term missions team and serve in the biodiverse, South American country of Peru. Peru has a unique and beautiful culture that is deeply rooted in its history as the birthplace of several ancient civilizations. On this outreach you will provide mobility equipment and work alongside local therapists and mechanics to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people with disabilities and their families.

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Downloadable Documents

Directions to Maranatha Family Retreat Site

This document provides directions to the Maranatha Family Retreat!

What to Bring for Families

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

What to Bring for Volunteers

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

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.