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 Black and Brown women, girls, and children who are victims of and affected by health disparities and poverty. 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., MSP   -  Vice-President, Treasurer

Velma L. Brown  -  Secretary

Gloria S. Harden, MSW - Director

Sandra Howard  - Director

Amber Estes-Speese - Director

Shaponda A. Jimerson - Director

Our Mission

Kabod House International provides free essential health and hygiene products and educational workshops to low-income women, girls, and families of color to promote gender equity and justice. Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to thrive by promoting health, hygiene, education, and access to resources regardless of financial circumstances or racial background. Through our work, we aim to break down the stigma and shame surrounding basic necessities, promote gender equity and justice, and empower individuals and communities to thrive.