What is Sojourner House?
Sojourner House is the first dedicated “bridge housing” in suburban Cook County serving vulnerable men, women and families facing homelessness.
Our ground-breaking service model to respond to homelessness in the community is designed to:
- keep families together with short-term stable housing until a permanent solution is identified
- serve as an alternative to an emergency shelter for people requiring additional case management
- provide a temporary residence while recovering from medical treatment with a path to permanent
Thanks to many community partners, the first resident, a recently discharged patient from MacNeal Hospital/Loyola Medicine, moved in on Sept. 3, 2019. An article about our first year can be found here.
Where is Sojourner House located?
324 N. Austin Blvd in Oak Park. Close to the Austin/South Blvd. el stop.
Who will reside at Sojourner House?
Sojourner House features 5 separate apartments and a detached coach house providing temporary housing (up to 90 days) for 6 households.
Where do referrals come from?
Referrals for Sojourner House come from our community partners. Patients being discharged from a hospital setting while experiencing homelessness, and in need of medical recovery will be referred by MacNeal Hospital/Loyola Medicine.
Your support is greatly appreciated!
Please spread the word about this program and consider becoming a SUSTAINING MONTHLY SUPPORTER of Sojourner House.
Join us by donating at www.housingforward.org/donate or by calling 708.338-1724 and asking to speak to someone on the Development Team.
We also have an ongoing WISH LIST of needed household items at tgt.gifts/HousingForward
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