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SUPPORT HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN 773.465.5770
THE SECOND ANNUAL
DEMOCRACY BURLESQUE HOLIDAY PAGEANT
Musical Guest: Bucky Halker
WHEN: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11 at 8PM
WHERE: THE NO EXIT CAFE ROGERS PARK
6970 N. GLENWOOD
$10 (cheap!) or what you can afford at the door.
A CANNED FOOD AND CHILDREN'S GIFT DRIVE IS BEING CONDUCTED, TO BENEFIT CAUSE CELEBRE HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN. PLEASE BRING WHAT YOU CAN!
1607 West Howard Street
Chicago, Illinois 60626
For information on housing availability or volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Intake/Volunteer Coordinator - Jeong Shin ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Telephone: (773) 465-5770
Facsimile: (773) 465-5771
Board of Directors
The HOW Philosophy.
HOW believes that housing is a right.
We see the potential in all people to become more self-sufficient when given the opportunity for stability in their lives. This includes access to safe, affordable housing and the support needed to meet their goals.
For more information, please contact us at 773.465.5770.
Refer someone to HOW using our Referral Form.
HOW's Permanent Supportive Housing Program
HOW's Permanent Supportive Housing Program is the mechanism through which HOW is implementing its Housing First strategy. The Permanent Supportive Housing Program is comprised of the following components:
Prevention and Retention
In addition to these existing programs HOW added the Service Connector Program. For more information click here: Service Connector
The goal of Subsidized Housing is to help homeless women and children exit the homeless shelter system as quickly as possible by providing rental subsidies to secure permanent housing. Women and their families are identified from transitional programs and selected after thorough screening and assessment.
HOW provides housing through a combination of scattered-site apartments and a building-based approach. HOW works with landlords; secures additional housing subsidies, locates and leases new units, transitions women into housing, provides property management services to existing units, and initiates new project development.
In FY07, HOW expects to serve even more women and children.
Prevention and Retention
Prevention and Retention is designed to help people retain their housing and prevent them from recycling into, or entering the homeless system. HOW accomplishes this in several ways:
* Cash grants made to those who need one-time rent or utility assistance to prevent them from becoming homeless.
As this program continues to grow and is able to serve a greater number of individuals, it will ultimately reduce homelessness by stabilizing low-income families before homelessness occurs.
* HOW provides on-going support services to women who have been in HOW's programs and moved into independent housing in the community. Individual and group services include crisis intervention, resource advocacy, and linkages to community services. Follow-up case management services help support women in retaining housing and employment and maintaining sobriety and stability.
Supportive services are the core component of HOW programming and are an integral part of HOW?s Permanent Supportive Housing Program. Supportive services help women establish and achieve employment goals, reconnect to the community, access community services, build social networks, and stabilize their lives.
Comprehensive Case Management
Case Managers work with women to develop a Transition Plan to establish short- and long-term goals. Case Managers provide the support and assistance each woman requires in order to accomplish her goals.
Economic independence is vital to regaining self-sufficiency and retaining housing. An Employment Specialist and Job Developer work in conjunction to ensure clients secure and maintain living wage employment.
Support groups give women the opportunity to share their experiences and receive mutual support. These include relapse prevention, domestic violence, parenting, and empowerment groups.
Educational groups provide information and impart life skills that help women stabilize their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. These include topics such as tenant-based workshops, and home maintenance groups. In FY06, HOW also added financial literacy to the topics, to further ensure success.
Children & Youth Services Assists children and youth in HOW's programs in healing from the trauma of homelessness and helps to build their capacity to live up to their fullest potential.
Patient Navigator/Health Services HOW's health care services provides clients with a network of health services including Recovery Support, Domestic Violence Advocacy and Support, Chronic Health Care Services, Physical and Mental Health support led by a Patient Navigator, and Health and Wellness Activities.
Partners for Rogers Park HOW is the lead organization in a newly established community and faith-based collaborative. This group works to ensure the continued and long-term social and economic well-being of the Rogers Park community.
Housing Locator Services A full-time Housing Locator assists community residents at-risk of homelessness in securing affordable housing in the Rogers Park community as a further community-based effort to prevent an initial occurence of homelessness.
Additionally in FY06 HOW became a Service Connector agency, helping to empower CHA residents to achieve and maintain long-term self-suffiency
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