Listening is a lost art. But HMS writing workshops encourage participants to listen to their voice and write their truths.

OUR MISSION: HMS is committed to teaching creative storytelling and writing skills to divested Chicago-area adults and to publishing these stories—alongside established writers—online and in print.

We’re a social justice storytelling nonprofit dedicated to teaching writing and storytelling techniques to communities directly impacted by violence, people who are rebuilding their lives after being incarcerated, recovering from substance use disorders, or any community whose collective voice has been silenced.

YOUR DONATION WILL IMPACT TWO PRIMARY PROGRAMS:

1. teaching storytelling & writing skills to adults

2. publishing social service clients' and professional writers’ work online or in print

Our established online and print magazines – where we publish emerging and established writers – support our social service teaching and publishing initiatives.