In 1992, Regina D. Lewis took action to provide West Side residents in crisis with the social service assistance they need to repair their shattered and dysfunctional lives. She knows what they need both in direct services and spiritual support to improve their situations because she has been where they are. Regina is a former offender who won her personal battle for sobriety. She calls herself “A Diamond in the Rough.”
Regina founded Ashunti Residential Management Systems, Inc., with emergency housing and assistance, addictions treatment, childhood and adolescent mentoring and counseling, employment preparation and job placement services, plus referrals for educational help and medical care. Along the way, Regina launched Ashunti Transportation and Ashunti Catering Company to provide employment opportunities and make money to help fund Ashunti Community Resource Center and its array of services to clients in need.
Ashunti maintains several locations in Chicago’s West Side Austin and North Lawndale communities, including Centers at 4909 West Huron Street and 4350 West 16th Street, Nefertiti House, and Adom House.
For information regarding services provided by Ashunti Residential Management Systems, Inc., call 773/277-1200. For Ashunti Transportation, call First Transit at 877/725-0569, 773/379-6984, or 773/379-6981. For Ashunti Catering Company, call 773/277-1200.