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Southwest Chicago Homeless Services is an organization dedicated to providing food, clothing, case management and housing placement assistance as well as referrals for additional supportive services. By our commitment to helping homeless and housing insecure persons, we strive to end homelessness in our communities and advocate for their behalf.,
More than twenty years ago, Sr. Thérése DelGenio envisioned helping people who are homeless on the southwest side of Chicago and adopted the PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter) model. The location and the model have changed over the years, but the vision has remained the same. Southwest Chicago PADS is now known as Southwest Chicago Homeless Services. The agency has provided a wide range of services for homeless persons in Chicago since 1993.
What We Do
-job search assistance
-collaborations with medical and mental health services
-enrollment into affordable healthcare coverage (as available)
-enrollment into entitlement benefits
-temporary identification cards.
-assistance in obtaining government-issued identification
-meals, showers, clothing, toiletries
-financial assistance for rent or utilities.
Housing placement assistance:
- transitional and permanent housing placements for individuals, families, veterans
-first month’s rent assistance.