In 1992, a group of congregations joined forces to provide emergency shelter services for those experiencing homelessness in their communities. It was just the beginning...
Since then, our mission has evolved from simply responding to the symptoms of homelessness to providing a wide range of permanent solutions to prevent the occurrence or reoccurrence of homelessness.
Today, we are a recognized service leader in suburban Cook County offering a coordinated response that allows people experiencing a housing crisis to quickly resolve their situation. We offer comprehensive, wrap-around support from the onset of a financial or housing crisis to its resolution, preventing homelessness whenever possible, and providing permanent, stable housing for the most vulnerable members of our community.
Each year, we serve nearly 2,000 men, women, and families with individualized services focused on resolving homelessness and housing crises quickly and permanently. Our longer-term housing options, including rapid-rehousing, permanent supportive housing, and long-term rental support more than 400 individuals annually. We also offer ongoing case management, housing location and pre-tenancy services, an employment readiness program, street outreach, and a homeless prevention program that offers financial assistance, diversion, and stabilization services.