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.

Soul Survivors of Chicago is a Not For Profit organization, serving the Chicagoland area.

Join US !!! 
For our 1st Annual Candlelight Ballon Lift & Shoe Drive 

Join Us

Saturday, May 21st from 10am-12noon for our

1st Annual Candlelight Ballon Lift and Shoe Donation!  

31st Street Beach-Chicago Illinois

Honor your loved one with a $5 to $10 Donation. 

Each Donation will secure your memorial Candlelight Ballon that will be lifted in their honor above Lake Michigan

Video and LIVE STREAM will be available

Watch the World Premier:

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.


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


Visit Sneaker Cleaners, at:

8647 S. Cottage Grove St.
Chicago, Illinois

Find them on social media:

IG: _sneakercleaners_



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!! 

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