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, parents, and children in the Chicagoland/South Suburban Cook County area. Our programs include distributing new bras and underwear and feminine hygiene products to women and girls living in poverty, as well as educating them on reproductive, maternal, and mental health. Every year we provide Winter coats and toys for homeless and foster care children at a local elementary school partner. We also supply baby diapers and wipes for financially struggling parents.

Leadership Team

Roberta M. Coleman, MBA - President

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

Velma L. Brown - Secretary

Gloria S. Harden - Director

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 health disparities, period poverty, and diaper poverty is no longer an issue.


Our Mission

KHI's mission is to reduce poverty and health disparities, restore dignity, increase self-esteem, improve mental, maternal, and reproductive health, and deliver hope in Chicago/South Suburban Cook County for low-income girls, women, and parents.