top of page

Soul Survivors of Chicago is a 501c (3) Non Profit  

We are as strong as the community that holds us up!

We can do more together than we can do alone.
Let’s come together, combining our abilities and passions to affect real change surrounding mental health and the impact of trauma, violence, and suicide to ones overall well-being.

Chicago Suntimes Newspaper

We Honor the LIFE and LEGACY




Funeral of Jamal Clay

We worked with Sneaker Cleaners, a professional sneaker cleaning service. They make sure each shoe is cleaned, sanitized, and ready for gifting!  

soul survivors at sneaker-cleaners-

Visit Sneaker Cleaners, at:

8647 S. Cottage Grove St.
Chicago, Illinois

Find them on social media:

IG: _sneakercleaners_


paypal-qr-code for donations
QR Code

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and conduct outreach. Your generous donation greatly impacts our ability to carry out our mission!  We truly THANK YOU for your support!! 

Name, Title

Watch the World Premier:

"While the Children Fade"- 

This short-form documentary tells the stories of three Black women who have tragically lost their children to suicide. Through their personal narratives, the film sheds light on the concerning statistic that highlights disparities in mental health outcomes among different racial groups, revealing the complexities and challenges faced by families dealing with such profound loss.
Check in with us via this webpage or our social media channels to stay updated on upcoming in-person screenings.

Makes Me Wanna Holler: Healing From Loss, Learning From Tragedy & Finding Recovery


Executive Producer Rafiah Maxie, Soul Survivors of Chicago, NFP; in collaboration with Urban Matrix Magazine

Featuring Testimonies From:

Deveeka Berry

Alease Davies

Shana Matthews

Rafiah Maxie

Valorie Wright


Special Guests

- Janelle R. Goodwill, Ph.D., Neubauer Family Assistant Professor, The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice

- Dr. Ngonzi "Truth" Crushshon, Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD and Darwin National Assurance Company / Mental Health Counselor

Join us to discuss the healing of trauma loss experienced by four Women of Color in Chicago.


soul survivors of chicago logo
Urban Matrix Logo
Roc Star Productions logo

******SAVE THE DATE ******


Support Group


Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the MONTH!!!!!

6-7pm CST

Diverse people sitting in circle holding hands at group therapy session, religious christi

Join us every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 6pm to 7pm CST
As we come togethers to support, share and bond as a community of survivors of Loss to Suicide, Trauma or Tragedy 


Jamal and Mother

Thanks for subscribing!

Soul Survivors of Chicago LOGO

Supporters and Sponsors  

Southside Strong Colliton
Chicago sun times logo
SBB research logo
kaiser-health-news-KHN logo
Chicago tribune logo
Chicago crusader logo
essence magazine
WVON Radio
Chicago community trust logo
BCBS-IL image.png

P.O. Box 1910

Matteson, Illinois 60443

United States

Copyright © 2022 Soul Survivors of Chicago  - All Rights Reserved. Designed by Urban Matrix Creative Solutions LLC

bottom of page