Youth Pastor Becomes Guardian of Chicago Teens From Bad Neighborhoods, Moves Them to Suburbs

Terrance Wallace, the founder of The InZone Project, poses with the young men housed through the program. Youth from underserved communities have been relocated to receive better opportunities and discipleship. | Courtesy of Terrance Wallace

A youth pastor from Chicago has taken dual-guardianship of several young men from some of the city’s most underserved neighborhoods and has allowed them to live in the suburbs where they are offered improved education, discipleship and resources.

Pastor Terrance Wallace, founder of the InZone Project, helps oversee seven young men living in a suburban home in Wauconda, Illinois, and has brought them into his family in a literal sense. He plans to move over 20 others from the city into a suburban mansion in the affluent Barrington Hills this fall.