Health and Human Services

A child attends a check-up through Erie Family Health Center's Oral Health Program.

Health and Human Services

We believe that all Chicagoans deserve a safe place to call home, as well as access to the resources necessary to empower healthy and fulfilling lives.

Our portfolio supports pathways to stability that combine housing with essential wraparound supports to foster wellbeing for Chicago’s vulnerable residents. Our strategies are informed by the perspectives of service providers as well as individuals with lived experience, and we recognize the inherent assets of individuals, families, and communities as key drivers of prosperity.

By focusing investments in the Chicago area, we strive to create deep local impact while elevating transformative ideas that can influence practice nationally. Alongside partners in the space, we work to seed innovation, build capacity, and convene key stakeholders to catalyze positive change.

Through the HHS portfolio, we seek to:

End homelessness in Chicago by creating stable pathways to permanent housing; providing the necessary supports so homelessness is non-recurring; and ensuring that the system produces sustainable outcomes for those experiencing homelessness.

Advance promising solutions to domestic violence in Chicago by ensuring that survivors and their families have access to shelter, legal services, mental healthcare, and financial stability, as well as by building capacity in the sector.

Foster safe and stable communities through violence prevention, heightened economic stability, and quality healthcare.