Welcome To The H.O.O.D!

Gyrls In The H.O.O.D Foundation is a premier Chicagoland Nonprofit organization that provide girls with the reproductive and sexual health education needed to make informed and responsible choices.  Take a minute to explore the programs and services that we offer female adolescents and young adults. We rely on donations from people just like you, please consider making a donation to support our work. 

                                 Welcome To The H.O.O.D!  

                            Healthy*Optimistic*Outstanding*Determined

Gyrls residing in urban areas considered “hood” are often at a disadvantage in life. Not because they are less than but because they are under-served, undervalued, and their communities are not adequately invested in.

Gyrls In The H.O.O.D Foundation works with teenage gyrls to provide them with the Reproductive Health education, resources, and tools needed to make responsible life choices.

Join Gyrls In The H.O.O.D Foundation and receive access to our "Degrees B4 TM Diapers" course, group outings, community service projects and H.O.O.D Kits.  Through our HOODbassador program you will also get connected to a team of people waiting to help you navigate H.O.O.D life. 

JOIN THE H.O.O.D!

H.O.O.D House

Thank you for your interest in applying for our crisis housing program. If you are selected for an interview you will learn more about the unit, requirements, etc.

 Have a wonderful day!

AYEEEE! Are you ready to have a H.O.O.D Gyrl Summer??

Did you know that you have the right and opportunity to  plan your family? Do you know about your reproductive system and how to access services? Are you looking to establish a relationship with a health care provider? If so, this campaign for you!


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Sign up to visit our medical provider for a health education visit.

During the visit, take the personal responsibility pledge.

Post the H.O.O.D Gyrl  Summer flyer with the caption "I'm having a H.O.O.D Gyrl Summer" use the hashtag #hoodgyrlsummerchi


YOU WILL RECEIVE:

Access to healthcare

Gyrls In The H.O.O.D Foundation Merch

Hair Products from Luster Pink

Period Products

$10 Gift Card to Wingstop


Click the button below to join the fun!


Take Control of Your Health!

hood girl

Check out our founder on Iheart Radio!

The weekend on Whitney's Women we have Chez from Gyrls In H.O.O.D. This organization is on a mission to educate young women about reproductive health. Chez is the founder who noticed a gap and decided to fill the void herself. 


Progress isn't possible without investing in girls​

Chez Smith

         ​SUPPORT THE H.O.O.D!

Our New Spring H.O.O.Die is here!! Support our programs by purchasing one, two, or you get the idea. Choose from Pretty Pink, Beautiful Black, or Wonderful White. Sizes S- XL

Once you make your payment, please email your shipping address to [email protected]

HOOD MERCHANDISE

GRAB YOU AND A FRIEND SOME OF OUR NEW Gyrls In The H.O.O.D Foundation MERCH!

YOUR PURCHASES HELP US CONTINUE OUR WORK OF SERVING CHICAGOLAND GYRLS.

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Birds, Bees, & Beyond Workshop!

Book us to visit your school, church, conference, etc. 

 Birds, Bees, and Beyond provides adolescent gyrls with real talk without the judgement.  Sessions covers a myraid of topics including personal hygiene, female anatomy, birth control etc. 

If you would like to learn more about scheduling this workshop, contact us at [email protected]


September is Sexual Health Awarenes​s Month


It's very important for gyrls to be educated about their reproductive health. Join us for a fun and lively girl talk discussion about female anatomy, periods, and more.


Free!

Gift bags!

Lunch will be provided!


Register here!

https://forms.gle/VmckZ5APFUskungo8


FOUNDATION PRESS

CLICK A LINK!

Degrees B4 Diapers

10 week program designed to provide teen girls with the sexual education needed to make responsible choices. Group meets once a week at various locations


Service Squad

Our gyrls SERVE! Join our organization to help us create and participate in community service project across the city.

Request a H.O.O.D. Kit

If you are in need of female hygiene products, toiletries, condoms, etc.          Please click the bar of soap above.​


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Gyrls In The H.O.O.D Foundation is a premier Chicagoland Nonprofit organization that provide girls with the reproductive and sexual health education needed to make informed and responsible choices.  We rely on donations from people just like you, please consider making a donation to support our work. We survive off donations from generous people like you. All contributions count.

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