Note From Our Executive Director
Our COVID-operations have changed since launching in March of 2020, but our vision to end homelessness in Northern Cook County remains the same. Our COVID-response has affirmed that our vision to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring truly is possible and is within our reach. We have forged invaluable partnerships with neighbors, local businesses, community leaders, fellow nonprofits, and local government officials to provide care and interventions to help our community's most vulnerable citizens survive the pandemic.
We currently run daytime drop-in services at both our Dewey Avenue location and at Hilda's Place. We have launched a hotel-based shelter operation with the capacity to service 70-80 individuals and the ability to welcome families - a first for our agency. Additionally, we have expanded our housing programs that successfully support single adults, families, and youth with both temporary and permanent assistance.
Since March, we've helped prevent eviction for 1,200 people, sheltered more than 350 individuals, and helped 177 people move into stable housing; and these numbers are growing every day. OUr COVID-response has also led to a $5,000,000 investment in the local economy through restaurant partnerships, eviction prevention support paid to local landlords, hotel and shelter operations, and staff wages for our expanded workforce.
As we strive to create a community that works for everyone, we know that you stand with us in our vision. Support from the community is what has gotten us this far, and we aren't slowing down. Learn how you can support our work now on our COVID-19 Crisis Support Page.
Together, we will get through this. Together, we will end homelessness, one person at a time.
Betty A. Bogg
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