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INNER VOICE INCORPORATED

Cause Area

  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

567 W LAKE ST STE 1150CHICAGO, IL 60661 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Inner Voice’s mission is to support socially and economically disadvantaged persons in their quest to obtain self-reliance and a place to call home.

Description

Inner Voice was founded in 1984 by the late Reverend Robert Johnson with the focus of supporting socially and economically disadvantaged individuals in their quest to obtain self-reliance and a place to call home. Reverend Johnson began attending to the physical needs of individuals experiencing homelessness on the near west side of Chicago, where he operated a soup kitchen.  He quickly realized that while food was essential to survival, a broader array of services was necessary to help people break the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Now celebrating 37 years, Inner Voice provides a combination of affordable housing and support services designed to help families and individuals, including returning citizens and Veterans use housing as a platform for health and recovery following a period of homelessness. Participants live with challenges that would seem overwhelming or insurmountable to the average person, including mental illness, substance use disorders, domestic violence, HIV, physical and/or developmental disabilities, low literacy and justice-involved backgrounds. They may have experienced long periods of homelessness or frequent failures in maintaining permanent housing. Designed to help participants succeed for the long-term, support services provided through Inner Voice and its partner network are critical to helping participants secure immediate and affordable housing, preventing eviction and a return to homelessness, and acquiring and nurturing a sense of self-worth.

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