Our mission is to provide information and referrals to social service and outreach resources that assist with mental health, drug addiction, medical care to the homeless street residents of Chicago while creating support group spaces aimed to empower and heal.
Meet our founder, John. he is passionate about helping.
John Netherly has had an amplitude to serve others and an empathy for those less fortunate since his childhood years. As a child, he would see homeless residents in his neighborhood, living, and sleeping near the train tracks, and wondered how he could help. With his parents leading by example, as a family, they would serve food to the homeless residents in their Garfield Park Neighborhood. Through these kind and simple acts of servitude, John began his journey of philanthropy that would ultimately birth The Bedrock Movement.
John graduated from Dominican University with a Master's in Social Work, and also has a Master’s in Urban Ministry from Moody Seminary, a Master's in Business from National Louis University, and is currently studying for a Master's in Christian Community Development at Northern Seminary. He has been recognized for his work with The Bedrock Movement by The Red Cross, has received the Young Mazzuchelli Award for social justice advocacy, and in 2018 was Alumni of the year and the keynote speaker at Dominican University School of Social Work.
Through the work John does within The Bedrock Movement, his goal is to inspire others to recognize the needs of the homeless residents in their neighborhood and realize how a small act of kindness goes a long way. He believes that if each one of us, helps another we can surely make the world a kinder place to live.
Celebrating 20 years of Dominican University social work education with an online - panel discussion with alumni, Dr. Maxine Davis, Samantha Acosta, Carina Maria, John Netherly and Jane Cho.