At Family Promise Chicago North Shore, we are dedicated to helping families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless get back on their feet and provide a stable lifestyle for their children.
Our main focus is to help our guest families get back into permanent and sustainable housing and employment as quickly as possible. When we help parents meet their basic needs and give them the opportunity to create a plan to get back on their feet, they can begin to realize their dreams of providing a better life for their children. This improves the lives of future generations and also changes our community for the better.
With the help of our generous donors, volunteers, and community partners, we provide our guests with the services and support they need to transition out of homelessness and back into a position of self-sufficiency.
We have a unique solution
We keep families together
Traditional shelters often require men and older male children to separate from mothers and small children. We provide a safe environment where we can care for the whole family as a unit.
We leverage community resources
We provide emergency transitional shelter using the existing facilities of local congregations and organizations, making our model very cost-effective.
We provide a daytime location
Unlike most shelter programs, we also offer our families a daytime location which provides them with a mailing address, job search resources, and a place to have their children picked up for school.
We address the root causes of family homelessness
We provide supportive services tailored to each family to address the root causes of their homelessness. Through workshops, training, and counseling, each family develops a stabilization plan to prepare them for independence.