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Board Member Opportunity - Help Reduce Homelessness in Chicago

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ORGANIZATION: 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.

Through a lens of diversity, equity and inclusion, The Boulevard is recruiting candidates for its committed Board of Directors. The Boulevard has been restoring the health and rebuilding the lives of Chicago’s homeless since 1994. It helps ill and injured individuals with nowhere to recover complete their medical recovery and address the root causes of their homelessness.

At its 64-bed facility on Chicago’s west side, The Boulevard provides medical respite care, behavioral health, and linkage to housing and workforce development services to stabilize the health and well-being of its residents. Upon program completion, it provides follow up to ensure their ongoing success.

The Boulevard is recruiting candidates for its committed Board of Directors. Of particular interest are candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Construction & Facilities Management
  • Development
  • Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Interior Design
  • Marketing & Public Relations
  • Real Estate
  • Strategic Planning

Board meetings are held every other month, at its Chicago Loop location or via Zoom. To apply (insert instructions)

Mission Statement: 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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CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing
Board Development, Health & Medicine, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3456 West Franklin BoulevardChicago, IL 60624

(41.89057,-87.71353)
 

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilities Management
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Healthcare
  • Financial Planning

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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