Making a Difference

Making a Difference

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My name is 

Elder Regina D. Lewis

PHD. in social services, BS in biology, NCRS. 


"As leaders come together"  by the power invested in us, through God stating that we the people united as one can and will lead a happy, healthy and prosperous life, once again, through his strength and grace with the holistic approach, we the people united as one enable ourselves and others the opportunity to renew and reclaim control of our lives and give thanks to God for understanding

The Beginning 

At the time I only had a dream with a vision that manifested into a purpose, plan and action. On November 11. 1992 we open the doors of ASHUNTI with 3 months free rent and $65.00 book of food stamps. 

Ashunti Today


Today, ASHUNTI Residential Management Systems Inc. (ARMS) is a locally renown 501 (c) 3 Non for Profit Residential Multi-Social Service Agency. We have experience in advocating on behalf of and for the Social-Economically disadvantaged members of our communities.

3 Facilities

ASHUNTI currently has three facilites, NEFERTITI (single women), ADOM (single men) and IMANI HOUSE (independed house, all three houses provide an exemplary service in gracious homelike residential setting.

This unique harmony allows us to effectively assist and achieve our primary focus and goals to restore balance in each individual's life. Our program takes action to create healthy communities from within first, then to provide strength to continue in spite of life's hardships and burdens.

ASHUNTI not only assist clients that lives on the premises, but in the community and surrounding neighborhoods at large.


We possess several federal and state contracts. To assist us in achieving our primary goal, Helping an individual from receiving identification, employment to permanent housing. We employ an extensive catalog of reciprocal linkages including but not limited to:

Women Treatment

Chicago Coalition on Homelessness  

Chicago Consortium of Care on  Homelessness  

Chicago Westside-NAACP 

Circle Family Care  

Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center 

The CORE Center 

 DHS' Office of Rehabilitation  

Faith, Incorporated  

New Age Counseling Center  

Illinois Association of Extended  Care 

Hand and Hand outreach  

It’s about Change Inc

The Sharing Connection  

Social Security  Administration

Women Justice System

Loretto Hospital 

Lutheran Family Services 

Safer Foundation

Sista’s of the Hood  

The Prevention Partnership  

Garfield Counseling Center  

Goldie’s Place  

Heartland Alliance Inc 

And a host of other Linkage that will help us achieve our goal.

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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Stay in Touch


ARMS Inc. is supported by local clergy, elected officials as well as other social services agencies in the community.

  • Congressman Danny K. Davis, 7th District
  • Commissioner Pat Horton 8th District 
  • Commission Deer, 2nd District 
  • Commissioner Barbara McGowan, MWRD 
  • State Representative LaShawn Ford 8th District 
  • State Representative Arthur Turner, 9th District 
  • Alderman Christopher Taliaferro 29th Ward 
  • Alderman Emma Mitts, 37th Ward 
  • Alderman Michael Scott 24th Ward  
  • Alderman Jason Ervin 28th Ward 
  • American Red Cross of Greater Chicago 
  • Channel 7 
  • NBC 5 Chicago 
  • CBS Channel 2 
  • Baird & Warner

Since Ashunti is a non for profit 501(c)organization all donations and contributions are tax deductible. 

**Please make checks payable to Ashunti Residential Management System Inc.