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Housing Opportunities for Women


Administrative Offices
1607 West Howard Street, Second Floor Chicago, Illinois 60626
Telephone: (773) 465-5770
Fax: (773) 465-5771
The goal of HOW Subsidized Housing is to help homeless women and children exit the homeless shelter system as quickly as possible by providing rental subsidies to secure permanent housing. Women and their families are identified from transitional programs and selected after thorough screening and assessment. HOW provides housing through a combination of scattered-site apartments and a building-based approach. HOW works with landlords; secures additional housing subsidies, locates and leases new units, transitions women into housing, provides property management services to existing units, and initiates new project development.
Before Applying Read the HOW Housing Eligibility Carefully!!!


Inner Voice
Hotline: (312) 666-8110
Intervoice is an agency that helps the homeless population of Chicago. They will help you find shelters throughout Chicago and if there is some income available they will help you find transitional housing. This is not a shelter, they refer out to shelters.



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Teresa's Interim Housing
Deborah's Place

1530 North Sedgwick
Chicago, IL 60610

Phone: (312) 944-8669
Contact: Carla Felton

Eligibility Requirements:
Single Women (18+ with no children)

Unit Description:
  • 120 day program
  • Capacity, 10 women

Waitlist/Units Available:
Waitlist is CLOSED (Full at 30), call and leave info to be notified when it opens again


How to Apply:
Referrals taken from agencies or from self-referrals. Phone intake and then placed on wait list.

Other:
Supportive services, on-site case management, therapeutic, education, legal, health and employment services enhances opportunities for women to gain housing stability and income.

(Date Updated: 7/09/13)



The ARK-Sarnoff Levin Residence
6450 N. California
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 973-1000
Fax: (773) 973-4362

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be Jewish
  • 18+; Children permitted with Parents
  • must be drug and alcohol free, non-violent with no criminal record.
Unit Description:
  • 120 day program
  • apartment like setting
  • Accessible
  • Supportive services through ARK agency
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
  • Call 773-973-100 ext 281 to get more intake information and the application.
Other:
(Date Updated: 2/6/12)

Hutchinson House
Lutheran Services
3348 W Hutchinson
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 509-0496,
Nicole Scogren
Fax: (773) 509-0209

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Severe mental illness
  • 18+, no children
  • Can tolerate group living and have degree of responsibility
  • Any substance abuse must be in remission
  • Must have Medicaid
  • Other qualifications in Housing binder.
Unit Description:
  • houses 12 women
  • women perform chores
  • 24 hr supervision
Waitlist/Units Available: 2 months-1 yr

How to Apply:
  • Call and application can be mailed for faxed (copy in housing binder)
Other:
  • Case management (employment, housing, other needs) and therapy are the two main services provided. As long as women follow procedures, they are allowed to stay indefinitely.
(Date Updated: 8/1/12)



Sanctuary Place
Interfaith Council for the Homeless
642 N. Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (773) 265-0983
Phone: (773) 265-1207 (admin. offices)
Fax: (773) 265-1237
Contact: Tekeia Hienton, Property Manager

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Homeless women with substance abuse program or in treatment for substance abuse
  • 18+, no chlidren
Unit Description:
  • 69 individual units
Waitlist/Units Available: Open, wait of 6mo-1yr

How to Apply:
  • Must fill out application to be placed on waiting list
  • Call 773.265.0983 for application
  • Pick up application or have it mailed. Best to come into the office.
Other:
  • Permanent supportive housing with case management
(Date Updated: 8/1/12

Joshua House
Breakthrough Ministries
3330 W. Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL

Phone: (773) 722-0179


Eligibility Requirements:
  • Helping women break cycle of homelessness, abandonment, addictions, domestic violence, and abuse
  • Not a DV agency
Unit Description:
  • Both emergency and long-term needs
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
Intake opens at 7:30 p.m. every evening.

Other:
Phone lines open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3p.m.

(Date Updated: 07/02/2013)


Grace House
1802 W. Adams
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 733-5363
Fax: (312) 733-5373
Contact: Bernadine Dowdell, Program Director (312) 733-5363 (Through St. Leonard's Ministry)
Eligibility: Recently released from incarceration. Women who are compatible with their goals (18+) NO Children

Services: Interim housing, emotional and spiritual support, and professional counseling to women who are exiting the Illinois prison system.
Services are provided in a warm setting located on the Near West Side of Chicago.Residents are encouraged to set realistic goals for the future and are taught how to make informed choices that will empower them to lead lives with dignity in their communities and their families.Program participants come to Grace House voluntarily, seeking to take steps that will lead them to a new beginning. Women will usually stay anywhere from 6-9 months at Grace House with 18 women in the program at any time.
Application Process: Call for Intake, Each person is looked at case by case basis.

Waitlist is Closed, and will probably open in 1-2 years (Updated on 8/1/12)






La posada (Interim Housing Program)
Casa Central
Office Phone:773 645 2300
1332 N. Kedzie
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: (773) 782-8820

EligibilityRequirements:

  • 21+ single with children or married with children under the age of 18 (still in high school).
  • Must be a legal marriage.
  • Preference given to working families.
Unit Description:
  • 120 day program
  • fully furnished apartments
Waitlist/Units Available: OPEN, wait of 4-12 weeks

How to Apply:
  • Referral from social service agency or emergency shelter which will give documentation of homelessness. They must go to the shelter to fill out the application in order to be placed on the waiting list.
  • Contact:Millie Hernandez, mhernandez@casacentral.org (773) 782-8820
  • Other Contact for more info: Clarissa Benitez -- (773) 645-2407
Other:
  • Predominately for Hispanic women; accept Non-Hispanic as well
  • supportive services from counseling, referral to alcohol/drug rehabilitation, nutrition education, domestic violence intervention, financial management, food, clothing, transportation, relocation assistance, and public assistance advocacy
(Date Updated:7/2/13)


La Posada / Casa Central
3209 W. Evergreen St.
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: (773) 782-8820
Contact:Millie Hernandez,mhernandez@casacentral.org(773) 782-8820
Eligibility:21+ single with children or married with children under the age of 17. Must be a legal marriage.Preference given to working families
Referral Process:Referral from social service agency or emergency shelter which will give documentation of homelessness. They must go to the shelter to fill out the application in order to be placed on the waiting list.
Services Offered:120 day program; families stay in fully furnished apartments and participate in supportive services from counseling, referral to alcohol/drug rehabilitation, nutrition education, domestic violence intervention, financial management, food, clothing, transportation, relocation assistance, and public assistance advocacy

Waitlist is OPEN with a wait of 6-8 weeks (Updated on 7/2/12)


Lincoln Park Interim Housing Community
600 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 549-6111
Fax: (773) 549-1767
Eligibility: single women
Referral Process: Call on Monday mornings at 9AM to get an appointment. After completing an intake appointment with a case manager, a person's name will be placed on the waiting list and s/he will be asked to call each week until there is space available in the program. Once admitted, there is no time limit to length of stay, as long as a person is making progress toward goals and following all rules and requirements.Only one spot of single women.
Services Offered: The Interim Housing Community serves up to 35 guests each night year-round - 24 men and 11 women. In addition to meals and safe living space, the Interim Housing Community provides storage space, showers, and laundry facilities for guests. The average length of stay is three months, although there is no time limit as long as guests are making progress toward their goals

1 - 1 1/2 month wait list (Updated 7/2/12)


Sarah's Circle
4750 N Sheridan Road, Suite 220
Chicago, IL 60640
Program: (773) 728-1991 Front desk
Fax: (773) 728-0992

Women's interim housing program offering services for as long as women are willing to attend various groups sessions (women have been there from 1 month to 3 years)

Hours of Operation:
Daytime Program
  • Monday and Thursday: 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am to 5pm
Eligibility:
  • Single women
  • Need to be 18+
Intake Procedure:
Daytime Program
  • No referral needed
  • Walk ins welcome
  • Case management and housing: NEED TO ARRIVE EARLY
Case Management

  • must sign up for an intake appointment
  • the appropriate case manager will be assigned to you
Services:
Daytime Program
  • Case management
  • Housing
  • Workshops
  • Showers
  • Clothing: must perform chores or participate in group activities for clothing
  • Meals: Lunch at 11:30 M,W,F, Dinner at 4pm M-F
  • Computer (30 min.)
  • Therapy, including group therapy,and art therapy
  • Yoga classes
  • Phone
  • Laundry: must sign up 1 week ahead of time. Laundry is at 12:15pm. To sign up for the lottery, come before noon; lottery is at 12:15
Waitlist open-can be 2 weeks to 2 months


(Date Updated: 07/09/2013)


Tabitha House
Restoration Ministries
456 E. 163rd St.,
South Holland, IL

Phone:708-333-0607

Eligibility Requirements:

  • serves victims of domestic violence, homelessness, or substance abuse
Unit Description:
  • 60 beds
  • 12-18 month stay

How to Apply:
  • Must schedule an interview by calling the above number (case by case basis).
Other:
  • Also offers support services, medical care, clothing, childcare and services, educational services
  • Food; In-House Meals, Food Pantry, and Community Hot Meals every Tuesday at 12 noon

(Date Updated: 07/09/2013)


(Updated 7/31/2012)
Tabitha House - related to one above?
550 N. Pine
Chicago, IL 60644
Phone:(773) 261-2252
Eligibility:Chemically Dependent Women
Services Offered:A 28 bed recovery home for chemically dependent women who are in the recovery process. Women in this residential program receive individual and group counseling and intensivecase management services to develop and implement strategies to meet the objectives of independent and drug-free living. Morepermanent housing and employment are primary focuses while in the program.


Center of Concern - North West Chicago and Lake County
1580 N. Northwest Hwy., Suite 310
Park Ridge, IL
Phone: 847-823-0453 - Eva
The Center of Concern’s Homeless Transitional Housing program provides scattered site apartments and supportive services to homeless individuals for up to 24 months.The Center leases eight apartments in Des Plaines and provides personal attention, legal aid, budgeting services, debt reduction, and employment counseling to its clients, who must meet with their social workers once a week. Clients develop a personal goals plan, including saving 15% of their income in a bank account and 15% toward rent, to address the issues that led to their homelessness.
Must have a job and can afford to pay 30% (which is expected to be between $800-$1,000)
You can fill out the transitional housing inquiry form online or print it out as a pdf:http://www.centerofconcern.org/transitional.html


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A Safe Haven Foundation
2750 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608

Phone: (773)-435-8300

INTERIM HOUSING
Phone: (312) 372-3820 for immediate intake to get on waitlist then have client call back every few days to check on status
Contact: Sherise Nicholas
Referral Process:Go to 10 South Kedzie for referral from Department of Human Resources. Bring it to reception at 2750 W. Roosevelt, and call back everyday to check status of housing.

Eligibility:Poor and homeless men, women, and families (3 children max)- Residents must be 18+
Services:Interim Housing facility has the capacity for 406 beds, 210 men, 69 women, and 127 children. Residents can stay up to 120 days, but if resident is compliant with all policies, it can be extended up to 1 year. Single men and women share same-sex rooms. Families have their own rooms. Our residents have access to clothing, food pantry, health clinic, counseling and case management, employment training (landscaping, food service, clerical work, and housekeeping) and education

Waitlist is Closed Indefinitely. 10/02/12


Ashunti RMS
4909 W Huron St
Chicago, IL 60644
773-379-6981
Eligibility: Single men and women who are seeking aid in learning how to manage with the stresses of life, whether that be recovering from drug or alcohol addiction, or simply getting used to working and living on their own.
Monday-Saturday support group classes/meetings on how to live on own.
Rent $400/month
OR, free for 60 days if referred from Illinois Department of Corrections
Waitlist open
(Called 10/5/12..instructed to call back and speak to Ms. Kennedy)

Cressey House / Cathedral Shelter of Chicago
1668 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 997-2222 ext 229
Fax: (312) 997-3160
Eligibility: Must be at lease 6 months clean with documentation, homeless, and have a letter from their case manager.
Referral Process: Referred by IL Department of Corrections or other social service agency (Heartland,SalvationArmy etc). The Cressey house will contact the social service agency to get referrals for their Transitional housing program.
Services Offered: 27-apartment transitional housing program for homeless individuals and single parents in recovery.
  • In addition to being chronically homeless and recovering from addiction, about half of Cressey’s residents have been incarcerated, generally for drug-related offenses18 Studios, 8 1-Bedroom, and 2 2-Bedrooms on site.

    6 month-1 year wait list (Updated 6/27/12)
Joshua House - DUPLICATE
Breakthrough Ministries
3330 W. Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL

Phone: (773) 722-0179


Eligibility Requirements:
  • Helping women break cycle of homelessness, abandonment, addictions, domestic violence, and abuse
Unit Description:
  • Both emergency and long-term needs
Waitlist/Units Available:

How to Apply:
Intake opens at 7:30 p.m. every evening.

Other:
Phone lines open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-3p.m.

(Date Updated: 07/2/2013)





New Moms Inc.

2825 W Mclean
773-252-3253

Housing program aiding new moms in their transition into motherhood.
Eligibility:
  • Between 18-24 years old
  • Currently homeless (or staying in shelter)
  • Must be either pregnant and in third trimester or currently have children
  • NO MORE than 2 children
Referral Process:
  • Call office number and ask for intake
Services:
Intensive case management services providing aid with employment, housing, day care, medical care, and other services helping mothers transition into their new lives.


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House of Refuge

1315 East 71st Place, Chicago, IL. 60619
(773) 753-1269

Contact: Rebecca A. Sankey, Director
Criteria: FEMALE ONLY. Release from incarceration, homeless, released from treatment centers.
Christian transitional home. Christian atmosphere. People must be able to function on there own, and have their own goals. SELF-MANAGED HOME. Mental health problems not accepted - must be able to function independently.
No case managers here: just housing and food provided.
Referral Process: Phone screenings for all potential clients.
(773) 753-1269.
Currently have 2 beds open as of 2/27/13.
Services offered:
Everyone that comes there is self-managed. Provides housing (not a recovery home) transitional living into independant living in a Biblical structure.
$100/month cash, and $100 from LINK to the food of the whole house per month.

Featherfist
2255 E. 75th Street
Chicago, IL 60649
Phone: (773) 721-7088
Fax: (773) 721-7144
Contact:
Okema Love, Head of Case Management
For Application materials look in the hard copy Housing Folder
Eligibility: Must be homeless, living in a shelter, or recovery home
Referral Process: Call to do an initial intake, they will then send an outreach person out to meet the client.
Services Offered: Supportive services, and employment training

Foundations
  • Provides supportive and housing services to 17 large families (usually with 3 or more children).

  • Program seeks appropriate scattered-site housing for typically hard-to-place larger families and assists them in obtaining / maintaining employment and/or mainstream benefits that will enable their self-sufficiency.

  • Services focus on issues such as; domestic violence, poor parenting skills and other child welfare issues.
Hope Village
  • Project-based, transitional/interim housing facility that houses 20 women in recovery with their children.
  • These women are recovering from substance abuse, domestic violence and other health issues due to poor dietary habits.

  • This facility is designed to maintain and nourish the parent-child bond, deemed critical for successful recovery.

  • Case management and specialized counseling address the myriad issues surrounding health, education and welfare needs
They will try to match the housing needs of each individual person, no waitlist (Updated 2/13/12)

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The Forever Free Program
8235 South Shore Drive
Chicago IL 60617
Phone: (773) 374-8165 ext 227 or ext 222
Contact:
Sharren Love Williams ext. 227
Eligibility: Female (19+ with up to 3 children below the age of 10) with Open or Pending DCFS Case or currently in treatment, cannot be pregnant, must be clean for 28 days or longer, and can be a methadone addict
Referral Process: Phone Intake with Catholic Charities
Services Offered: On-site case management; Substance Abuse treatment
Phase I (Intensive)
Provides a safe and structured environment for the residents and children. Job training (on/off site), GED, and college credit bearing courses offered. Length of stay is approximately six to nine months.
Phase II (Transitional Housing)
Provides full case management for the residents that have transferred from Phase I. Residents may stay up to 12 months.
Phase III (Community and Supportive Housing)
Provides rental assistance in scattered-site apartments in the community along with furnishings and case management services. Residents typically stay up to 2 years

Waitlist is open- Approximately 2 Weeks(Left Message on 2/13/12)

Left Message 10/5/12



Saint Martin de Porres House of Hope
6423 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: (773) 643-5843
Contact: Sister Therese O’Sullivan
Eligibility: Women with documented substance abuse. Must be coming from a treatment center. Women are allowed to bring children (Boys under the age of 12)

Referral Process: Any Agency Referral. Phone Intake between 10 AM- 3PM
Services Offered: Clients are required to stay for 1 year with no maximum length; On-site supportive services, Education, Mental Health, Training, Child Development, Anger Management

-No openings at the moment. May still apply and application will be evaluated/put on file for future openings. (10/5/12)



Also See Domestic Violence Shelters.






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