Our Founder

Roberta M. Coleman is the Founder/President/CEO/ED of Kabod House International. Her passion and heart are for the homeless/unhoused and low-to-no-income women, girls, and children. Roberta is a graduate of National Louis University with an MBA in Nonprofit Management and a B.S. degree in Human Services from the University of Phoenix.

Our Organization


The goal of Kabod House International is to become a trailblazing organization that offers unique and needed services to women, girls, the homeless, and children in the Chicagoland/South Suburban Cook County area. The programs include distributing care packages filled with feminine hygiene products to women and girls living in poverty, Winter coats and toys for homeless and foster care children at a local elementary school partner and at homeless shelters.

Leadership Team

Roberta M. Coleman, MBA - President

Oliver W. Patton, Jr. - Vice-President, Treasurer

Velma L. Brown - Secretary

Sandra Howard - Director

Amber Estes-Speese - Director

Shaponda A. Jimerson - Director

Vision & Mission


Our Vision

The vision of Kabod House International is a world where period poverty and diaper poverty is no longer an issue.


Our Mission

Kabod House International is on a mission to reduce poverty, restore dignity, increase self-esteem, improve mental and reproductive health, and deliver hope in the Chicago and south suburban Cook County area through our programs by providing free period products for women, girls, and those who menstruate through our Red-Pak Program, and assist parents with free baby diapers and wipes through our Dry Bottom Project Program.