We operate a range of housing programs to help people move from homelessness to housing as quickly as possible.
Our short-term housing programs support individuals and families with temporary housing support and case management focused on increasing skills and income in order for households to maintain housing stability on their own after the program.
Our permanent housing program serves individuals and families that have experienced long-term homelessness and also have a disability. The program is an ongoing rental subsidy plus intensive supportive services focused on housing and financial stability, health and wellness, and children and family wellness.
We help build the economic and housing security of youth aged 18-24 through our youth housing options. We provide transitional living and independent apartments in the community, along with robust case management services to help youth participants develop the skills and confidence they need to live and thrive in our community. The Youth Programs staff are specially trained to serve youth.
Stories of Success: Carlos
When Carlos’ mother passed away, he also lost his family home and he became homeless. Carlos visited our drop-in center to access the food pantry and clothing room before going to his job as a crossing guard. When COVID-19 hit, he lost his job and moved into Connections’ emergency shelter at the Margarita Inn. Connections partnered with Carlos to secure a permanent home in downtown Evanston through our Rapid Rehousing program. Carlos is happy to have restarted his job as a crossing guard and continues to stay involved with the Connections community.