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 new service model to end 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 the PADS Shelter for people requiring accessible accommodations with plans underway to build an accessible ramp.
- Provide a temporary residence while recovering from medical treatment.
Thanks to many community partners, the first resident, a recently discharged patient from MacNeal Hospital/Loyola Medicine, moved in on Sept. 3rd. More client referrals will follow and a community dedication is being planned for September. Download a Sojourner House FAQ here.
Where is Sojourner House located?
Located at 324 N. Austin Blvd in Oak Park, Sojourner House
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 will referrals come from?
Referrals for Sojourner House will come from our community partners. Homeless patients needing medical recovery will be referred by MacNeal Hospital/Loyola Medical.
We need your support!
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 / emailing firstname.lastname@example.org / calling 708.338-1724 and ask to speak to someone in Development.
We also have an ongoing WISH LIST of needed household items at tgt.gifts/HousingForward
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