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                                                               An Immigration and Social Services Provider     

Chicago Irish Immigrant Support is a 501c3 not-for-profit immigration and social services provider, serving the Irish community of Chicago and the 19 states represented by the Consulate General of Ireland, Chicago.  The center was established in 1998 with an agreement between Francis Cardinal George and the Irish Bishops, who saw the need for pastoral and social services for a new wave of Irish immigrants to Chicago.  Since then the organization has grown to provide a comprehensive array of services to the elderly and a full range of immigration and naturalization services.

Saturday, 9th May 2015

Chicago Irish Immigrant Support is partnering with Pieta House - a Dublin based charity - to host the Darkness into Light 5k walk/run on Saturday, 9th May at Diversey Harbor, along the Chicago lakefront.

Since 2006, Pieta House has been working tirelessly to raise awareness around suicide and self-harm, as well as providing therapeutic and crisis services for those effected.


For several years, Pieta House has used the Darkness into Light event as their flagship event for raising both funds and awareness. This year the Darkness into Light walk/run will take place in over 80 venues in Ireland, the UK, Australia, and for the first time, the US.

In Chicago, the walk/run kicks off at 4.30am on Saturday 9th May along the lakefront while it still dark, but as participants finish the 5k route, dawn is breaking across Lake Michigan. This symbolizes the journey of those who are feeling suicidal from the darkness of despair into the bright hope of a new day.


We are inviting the entire Irish community to get involved in Darkness into Light. Registration to participate in the walk/run will open soon and all are welcome to sign up and donate. We are also looking for sponsors to help us offset the significant costs of staging the event (event permits, equipment rental, parking fees etc.). Anyone interested in this sponsorship opportunity should contact Paul Dowling on 776-282-8445 or  


Funds raised will be split between Pieta House and Chicago Irish Immigrant Support to further their missions of service to the community.

We would love to have the entire Irish community get behind the Darkness in Light event. The walk is an opportunity for us to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm within the Irish community here in Chicago and to show our support to those amongst us who struggle with these issues. 

Walk with us

Registration opens soon

Official Launch - Darkness into Light, Chicago

Sunday 8th March at 4pm

Irish American Heritage Center

All are welcome 

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The Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform lobbied along with other Illinois immigrant groups in Springfield yesterday, 16th May 2014.  They met with state legislators to press them on upcoming legislation designed to curb deportations.  Over 400,000 immigrants are deported annually by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, tearing families apart and destroying the trust between police and immigrant communities.

The Chicago Celts also met with Secretary of State Jesse White to thank him for his support of the new Temporary Visitors Drivers License, which allows the undocumented to secure a license.  They also shared some problems that have arisen in its roll out and secured the Secretary’s commitment to working through the issues.

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