Mission & Values


Kankakee Forgives provides tools to navigate the difficult road from hurting to healed. We will empower those who have been affected by gun violence to achieve liberation through the act of forgiveness.

Core Values

  • Liberation → the act of setting free from a situation, imprisonment, or oppression; to release.
  • Integrity → state of being whole and undivided; quality of being honest and having strong moral values
  • Compassion → to empathize with the suffering of others; to go out of one’s way to relieve the physical, mental, or emotional pains of others
  • Humility → remaining teachable regardless of how much we already know; a modest view of one’s own importance