top of page



CBS News story highlighting Kevin's incredible resilience and inspiration to help the homeless in Chicago. Click the photo to see the news story.

The CHESED Homeless Prevention and Residential Center, Inc. located in Chicago/Harvey, Illinois, is focused on providing homeless clients with opportunities to develop productive skills and training across various fields. To achieve this, the center has launched several initiatives aimed at enabling individuals to improve their prospects. The first initiative is the establishment of a community kitchen that teaches food service skills. The second initiative is the opening of a resale and thrift store that offers marketing, customer service, and inventory training to homeless clients. Finally, the center is planning to open a hand car wash and detail shop to provide training in car maintenance and tire repair, further expanding the range of skills and opportunities available to those in need.

 We Offer Two Ways to Give Back
# 1

Browse below and 25% of profits from every sale will be donated to support CHESED Homeless Prevention and Residential Center.


Enter Code CHESED10 at Checkout for 10% OFF

AND to Ensure Your Purchase goes to this Campaign!

OR #2

100% tax-deductible. ANY amount makes a difference.

Donate $1,000 or More & Receive...

A private virtual 1:1 with John Harrison who's an award-winning artist and photographer that's been published by National Geographic. Learn to be an artist with generative AI. During your one-hour virtual session with John, learn to create an AI image, and turn that image into a unique piece of framed art, clothing, or accessory. You can also, with a $100/month membership for 12 months, enjoy the same offer after 12 months. Not only will you be supporting a great cause and learning new skills, but you'll also have a one-of-a-kind piece of art to treasure.


Kevin Coachman - Founder

Kevin Dobie Coachman is a remarkable individual who has overcome significant challenges to become a renowned activist and community leader. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Kevin's life took an unexpected turn when he was shot six times during a violent carjacking, resulting in his loss of sight. * Despite this adversity Kevin Dobie Coachman went on and is the founder and director of the 501(c)3 CHESED Homeless Prevention and Residential Center, which provides support and resources to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. The organization offers a range of services, including emergency shelter, transitional housing, job training, and education programs, to help individuals and families get back on their feet. Despite being blind, Kevin has a big vision. Kevin has become a remarkable philanthropist and community leader, inspiring others to overcome adversity and work towards a better future through his work.

Continue to Blog Post >

"Thank you, and God bless CHESED Homeless Prevention and Residential Center, Inc. in our mission to build back our communities one person at a time."

~ Kevin Coachman

bottom of page