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.

Download a Sojourner House FAQ 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 


Click here
to meet Andrew,
the first resident
of Sojourner House.

Click link below for press coverage filmed at our Sept. 12th Community Dedication by ABC 7 News Chicago.

Click link below to read the most recent news about Sojourner House.

Click here for information about the links between affordable housing & health.


A person who resides
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