Driven by our core values, we prevent homelessness through financial assistance to households facing eviction, provide emergency shelter for people in crisis, secure permanent housing for individuals and families, and organize our community through advocacy efforts.
We build supportive relationships with our participants that make it possible for us to prevent and end homelessness, one person at a time.
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.