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The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home

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The Boulevard:The Road to Health and Home, was founded in 1994 and was originally called Interfaith House. Since then, it has provided a temporary home to over 8,000 Chicago women and men as they have regained their health and overcome homelessness.

Your Professional Expertise Can Help Reduce Homelessness in Chicago

With a lens of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Boulevard is seeking persons of color to join our active Board of Directors. The Boulevard addresses the challenges faced by homeless adults with nowhere to recuperate upon hospital discharge.

Founded in 1994, The Boulevard helps individuals to complete their medical recovery and to address the root causes of their homelessness. At its 64 bed facility located on Chicago’s west side, we provide medical respite care, behavioral health, linkage to housing and workforce development services with an ultimate goal of stabilizing the health and well-being of our residents and clients. Through our various programs, and post supportive services, we follow our clients to the next level of planning to ensure their ongoing success.

We are particularly seeking Board candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Development
  • Affordable Housing
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing &Public Relations

The Boulevard’s Board meetings are held every other month, generally at our location in the Loop or via Zoom. For consideration, please send your resume, and you will be contacted by a member of our Board Membership Committee.

Our Mission: To provide high quality, cost-effective medical respite care, holistic support, and housing services to help ill and injured homeless adults break the cycle of homelessness, restore their health, and rebuild their lives.

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About The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home

Location:

3456 West Franklin Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60624, US

Mission Statement

The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home provides a healing environment and resources to help ill and injured homeless adults restore their health, rebuild their lives and regain self sufficiency. The Boulevard is the only agency of its kind in state of Illinois, and one of only a small handful nationwide. Visit our website! http://www.blvd.org/

Description

The Boulevard is a medical respite program designed specifically to address the challenges faced by homeless adults discharged from hospitalization with no place to go to recuperate. We aid these individuals in completing their medical recovery or stabilization, begin to address the root causes of their homelessness, and find stable housing. With a capacity of 64 beds (15 women, 49 men), and a usual length of stay of 90 to 120 days, we were able to assist 334 individuals in rebuilding their lives in our last fiscal year.

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Board Development
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3456 West Franklin BoulevardChicago, IL 60624

(41.89057,-87.71345)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Fundraising
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Bi-monthly meetings (2 hours in length)

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