Ending homelessness is our mission.
We operate a range of housing programs to help people more from homelessness to housing as quickly as possible.
Being homeless is a traumatic life event and the trauma doesn’t disappear once people are housed. With ongoing targeted services and support and long-term rental assistance, we help individuals and families move forward with dignity and confidence and maintain housing, for good.
We help build the economic and housing security of families and transitional aged youth (18 to 24 years of age) that are unstably housed. Our short-term housing programs, coupled with robust case management, help our participants develop the skills and confidence they need to live and thrive in our community.
Stories of Success: Jordan
More than six years ago, “Jordan” and his mother were living in a shelter in the northwest suburbs. At the time, Jordan was a junior in high school and doing his best to maintain his grades and care for his mother. Jordan’s mother suffers from debilitating chronic health conditions, physical disabilities and mental health challenges that make it difficult for her to maintain a job, and therefore a steady income.
They were connected to our Supportive Housing program and they both continue to make tremendous progress toward achieving their goals. Jordan graduated from high school, completed an accelerated paralegal studies program at Robert Morris University Illinois and is currently pursuing his law degree at Loyola University. At the same time, he has maintained a part-time job as a dietary aid while also serving as the primary caregiver for his mother. His mother is better managing her health and building trusting social connections. Their continued resilience, ambition, and hope propels them forward and moves them beyond past trauma so that they can live and thrive in our community.