Contact Us

Commanded By:
Captains Paul and D.J. James

609 W. Dempster
Des Plaines, IL 60016-2651
Tel: 847-981-9111
Fax: 847-981-9110

Captain Paul James,   Ext. 307

Captain D.J. James,   Ext. 303


photo 1Corps Ministry Associates for Hispanic Ministries
Envoy Alberto Giraldo, Ext. 313


photo 2Corps Ministry Associates for Hispanic Ministries
Envoy Florinelvi (Ody) Giraldo, Ext. 312


glenCoordinator of Russian-speaking Ministry
Glen Tagansky, Ext. 308


Emergency Assistance Worker
Maylin Quinones, Ext. 302



Street Outreach & Jobs Program Coordinator
Bill & Deb Middendorp, Ext. 304



Suzanne Sharpe, ext. 309


ViviLnkFacilities Manager
Jesse Contreras, Ext. 305





Donation Pick Up Services:

To schedule a donation pick up please call 1-800-SA-TRUCK (1-800-728-7825) or 888-574-2587. To learn more about our Thrift Stores and donation centers visit

Media Inquiries:

Shanna Schwarze
Director of Communications
Office: (773) 205-3254
Mobile: (773) 885-3433

Jacqueline Rachev
Manager of Communications

Office: 773-205-3508
Mobile: 773-551-3508

Monika Pandya Burchfield
Assistant Director of Development

Office: 773-205-3593
Mobile: 773-251-7167


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