Information For Classes and Workshops is available here.

A SCHEDULE listing the workshop start dates for 2019 - 2020 is available here.

The following is a step-by-step overview of how to determine eligibility and refer someone to The Given Chance:

Step 1: Determine Eligibility


Candidates must:


Please note that no one is turned away that is in need help, however, we aim to reserve available slots for individuals with a greater need.

Step 2: Send a Referral

Applies to Referral Candidates ONLY

  • All Referral Candidates need a referral from a community member who can vouch for their motivation.

  • Referrals can be emailed by clicking here   or faxed to: 773-966-6738.

  • Include the name of the individual being referred and the contact information of the person submitting the referral (name, organization, and phone number).

  • Not sure if you are a Referral Candidate?  Click Here.


Step 3: Register

  • If you meet the qualifications register for a workshop by clicking here

  • Upon entry candidates must complete and pass an assessment of readiness.

  • Decision will be made after the initial meetings and when the assessment test results are received.

  • Individuals who are accepted into The Given Chance will be contacted within one to two weeks of their last appointment and will be scheduled for the next available training class.

  • Not sure if you meet the requirement?  Call The Give Chance admissions team at 773.841.0612 or 312.391.3225 to leave a message. An admissions representative will be in touch within 24-48 business hours to discuss next steps.

  • If the candidate meets the eligibility criteria, he/she will follow the previous stated registration steps.

Step 4: Show Up

Workshops commence at: 

The Coleman Building, 3rd Floor Gym

4655 South Dearborn Street

Chicago, IL 60609

The date and time for all workshops are posted on our calendar.  Late arrivals will not be permitted entry.

Registration Eligibility and Referral Process

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Tel: 1-773-841-0612

Tel: 1-312-391-3225

Fax: 1-312-929-4739

Email: Click Here

​Find us: 

601 East 87th Street, Chicago, IL 60619

Sattelie Office

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