Frances Residence x CHiPS x The Wild
Who is CHiPS?
Based in the Park Slope/Gowanus community of Brooklyn, the mission of CHiPS is two fold: to eliminate food insecurity and homelessness in New York City.
Since 1971, CHiPS (Community Help in Park Slope, Inc.) has been a community of Brooklyn neighbors, volunteers, and friends who share a common vision to help encourage and support those often forgotten. In their Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen they prepare hot, nutritious meals for 150 hungry New Yorkers daily. In the Frances Residence they provide shelter for single mothers and their infants as well as pre-and post-natal care. Their model drives awareness and access to nutritious foods while cultivating resilience and equity through their free-of-charge food distribution program and housing.
Prior to the pandemic, CHiPS welcomed 100+ dedicated volunteers who provided crucial support in the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry each year. CHiPS always has the support of many local businesses, civic groups, houses of worship, and schools who not only donate funds but also their time and food to ensure our pantry is always full of stock.
The CHiPS community relies entirely on charitable donations to meet our annual budget and continue to provide these vital services to New Yorkers in need. They focus on feeding the hungry and on helping young mothers obtain footholds in employment and housing, allowing them to provide for their young children.
Who is the Frances Residence?
Founded by the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and named after their founder Mother Frances Schervier. Thanks to this shelter at CHIPS, many mothers are now equipped with the tools to handle anything that comes their way. The program provides transitional homes for prenatal and postpartum women and their infants. Mothers can stay up to twelve months while they are working toward self-reliance and the acquisition of permanent housing.
Frances Residence offers fully furnished studio apartments for expecting or single mothers in need of emergency temporary housing. Once in their care, mothers receive pre-and post-natal support services and assistance in their search for work and permanent housing for up to one year. The residence program helps mothers become self-sufficient by focusing on training in maternal/child health, career development, and ongoing life skills. The Frances Residence coordinates with neighborhood social service agencies to secure permanent affordable housing and explore opportunities for employment.
The Residence offers furnished studio apartments, each with its own kitchen and bathroom and access to our community room. Care is provided around the clock for the residents.
The Wild x CHiPS 3rd Annual Virtual Baby Shower
Join us here at The Wild as we team up with CHiPS & the Frances Residence to offer beautifully curated, high quality items that will go to the mothers and children of the Frances Residence.
Shop our Virtual Baby Shower Registry - HERE
Not only are you supporting CHiPS & the Frances Residence, you're also supporting a local, woman owned business at the same time. It's a win win.
All items will be picked up and delivered by a CHiPS volunteer in time for Mother's Day on May 8, 2022.