• Challenge: Individuals lack
    support as they rebuild a life
    free from violence
    response: training volunteers to advocate
    in court on behalf of neglected children
    HUMAN SERVICES | SAFE COMMUNITIES | casa of cook county
  • Challenge: Financial
    self-sufficiency is
    difficult to achieve in the
    face of poverty
    response: providing programs to help
    families achieve financial stability
    HUMAN SERVICES | ECONOMIC RESILIENCY | centers for working families
  • Challenge: Low-income
    individuals face multiple
    barriers to maintain stability
    response: Providing housing and wraparound services
    for low-income women to achieve self sufficiency
    HUMAN SERVICES | STABLE HOUSING | housing oportunities for women

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Human Services

We support efforts that strive to enhance quality of life for individuals and families living in low-income communities

We believe everyone has the right to adequate food, clothing, housing and necessary social services to sustain their livelihood. Our portfolio invests in organizations that are establishing safe communities for individuals, creating housing and employment stability within high-need populations and developing communities through neighborhood revitalization programs.

The Health and Human Services Committee has adopted a strategy that favors a continuum of care for clients, patients, and/or participants. For more on this strategy, please click here

Organizations that fit within the Human Services portfolios include:

  • Economic Resiliency: Organizations with missions built on the premise that under-resourced families are more likely to achieve sustained financial security if they can avail themselves of job training, placement, retention services, asset-building opportunities, financial services and education, and access to public work supports.

  • Safe Communities: Organizations that provide services to survivors of violence and programming designed to decrease recidivism and youth crime rates. Survivor services include crisis assistance, emergency and transitional housing, job readiness training, community- and school-based violence prevention workshops, and leadership development. Prevention initiatives include mentoring, job training, after-school programs, street intervention, safe community centers, and public education.

  • Stable Housing: Organizations that provide emergency, transitional, and/or permanent supportive housing and assistance for community reintegration, ideally with wraparound services provided directly or through partner referrals. Housing services are tailored to the particular needs of various populations, including chronically homeless adults, children and youth, HIV-positive individuals, young parents, survivors of violence, or the formerly incarcerated.