Welcome To Zamshope

zehra-quadri1ZAM’s Hope offers critical assistance to families and individuals in socioeconomic crisis, including housing support, food stamps, medical cards, grocery distribution, financial assistance, drivers’ licenses and handicap parking. Besides providing prompt and free services that best address the needs of the community.

ZAM’s Hope seeks to help individuals reach personal goals and support larger community initiatives. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their full potential, through the provision of computer training, after-school programs, financial literacy programs, educational seminars, one-on-one ESL programs, and cultural preservation. ZAM’s Hope is a diverse and inclusive place, open to all regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, income, or sexual orientation.

Zehra Quadri came to the United States from India in 1987 with the hope for a new life for herself and her family. Responding to the lack of services for needy families in the community, Zehra created ZAM’s Hope Community Resource Center in 2000 to provide programs such as after school activities for children, senior citizen services, job referrals, employment skills development and educational workshops. ZAM’s Hope has always been available to all residents without regard for religion, gender, ethnicity, disability, income, or sexual orientation.

Honors & Awards
Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Gold Category President Barack Obama
Most Prestigious Asian Humanitarian 2013 Award
Community Excellence Award “Iron Lady 2013” – IL Secretary of State Jesse White
Outstanding Youth Service Award 2013 – IL State Treasurer Dan Rutherford
Humanitarian Award 2013 Outstanding Service Award – IL Secretary of State Jesse White
Woman of the Week, Zehra Quadri Diane Banks, Chicago’s 93.9 MY FM