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Br. Jim seen walking from above, from the vantage of the roof of the Port Ministries. Jim uses the Port as his home base in Back of the Yards. He starts and ends his weekly walks there. The Port was founded in 1984 by Fr. Gus, a Franciscan friar. It began on Justine Street with prayer and the feeling that the proper place of the church is on the street — this is the tradition that Br. Jim has carried on through his work in Brothers and Sisters of Love. The Port started off as a soup kitchen and now includes a bread truck, a free clinic, and education help for children in the neighborhood.