Margaret’s Village – Strengthening Families. Building Communities. Opening Doors.

  • Institute of Women Today
    is now
    Margaret's Village!

    The name change was announced at our October gala. Thanks to all our supporters!

  • Spring Luncheon, 2017

    Sunday, March 26, 2017, 12:30 pm
    Beverly Country Club

  • The Spring, 2017 MV newsletter is now available!

    Learn more about the Margaret's Village community in the online edition of the IWT newsletter.

  • Add Margaret's Village to your list of charities

    Take a moment to read about the hope, promise, and brighter future MV believes in for the people we serve. Read the inspiring story.

  • 40th Anniversary Gala Video

    At our 40th Anniversary Gala held at the Swissôtel Chicago on October 2, 2016 the Institute of Women Today premiered a new video, “Opening Doors and Creating Opportunities.”

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    Go to and select IWT as your preferred charity.

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Margaret’s Village, 2017

Margaret’s Village provides transitional housing for homeless women, children and families, and offers experiences that empower, support and transform women and the broader community so they can achieve their highest potential.

Maria & Believe Shelters

Maria Shelter is a 50-bed shelter in the Englewood community for homeless women and their children. Believe is a 50-bed program that includes families. Learn more →

Maria & Believe Shelters

Vincennes Senior Center

Margaret’s Village’s Vincennes Senior Center offers social and recreational activities, educational opportunities, and nutritious meals to over 100 seniors. Learn more →

Vincennes Senior Center

Supportive Services

Margaret’s Village is an integral part of the community and provides a wealth of services ranging from health and wellness activities to a community garden. Learn more →

Supportive Services

Stay Connected to Our Community

Margaret’s Village is on the move! We want keep you informed about our work on behalf of Chicago’s neediest community members and our upcoming activities and events. Just take a moment to fill in your email and name, and you will be part of our network. Thanks!

We need your help…

Donate Donate

You can help improve the lives of women, children and families in need by making a donation to Margaret’s Village.

Volunteer Volunteer

You can help with a donation of your time, too. Margaret’s Village needs volunteers for everything from carpentry to child care.

Wish List Wish List

Our growing, thriving communities need supplies, equipment, and more to keep them running.