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 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 is a Licensed Social Worker and has a Master of Social Work from Dominican University. He also has a Master of Business Management from National Louis University, a Master of Urban Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary, and a Master in Community Development from Northern Theological Seminary. He is currently studying for Master in Trauma Leadership at Dominican University. 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. The Bedrock Movement's main focus is Trauma Groups with the homeless to promote the healing of trauma through self-care.