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Welcome to North Side Housing and Supportive Services!

North Side Housing and Supportive Services works to help people end their homelessness through housing and comprehensive supportive services. With your partnership, we are on track to help more than 500 people this year. We serve men and women who are homeless or formerly homeless.

Because homelessness is a complex issue, we provide a variety of programs to help our clients, including interim housing, permanent supportive housing, a day support services center, extensive employment services, health services, and other programs. Click on the links below to learn more about our services and how they help people in our community.

  • Interim Housing - A 72-bed program for men in the Uptown neighborhood that provides intensive case management, shelter, food, and many other services, with the goal of helping clients become permanently housed within 120 days.
  • Day Support Services Center - An outreach and engagement center in Uptown where anyone who is homeless can come for case management, mental health services, housing referrals, and many other services.
  • Permanent Supportive Housing - A housing-first program consisting of 155 grant-funded studio apartments or SRO units with case management and other services to help our clients remain stably housed.
  • Integrative Health Care - To provide for our clients’ physical and mental health care needs, we employ a nurse practitioner, mental health professionals, and a health care advocate.
  • Pathways - Our Pathways Street Program provides direct employment to our clients via street cleaning and beautification.

Please Donate

Please consider making a large financial donation to North Side Housing and Supportive Services. You’ll be supporting an organization that is providing concrete services to those who need it most, helping them become stably housed, healthy, and employed.

You can donate online via PayPal, or you can send your much-needed donation to:

North Side Housing and Supportive Services
3340 N. Clark Street, Suite 203
Chicago, IL 60657

We also welcome you to come for a visit or a tour, or to come to one of our open houses. If you would like to meet with us, please contact Roger Engelmann, Associate Executive Director, at 773-661-1431 or at rengelmann@northsidehousing.org.

Several of our programs are also in need of donations of supplies and equipment, including Interim Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, and the Day Support Services Center.
You can find a list of needed supplies and contact information at the bottom of each of these program pages.

Updates

January 11, 2015 - Governor Rauner and his wife Diana helped serve meals to participants staying at our Interim Housing located in the Uptown area on Sunday morning. It was an honor to have him as his wife at our organization and we are very encouraged by his commitment to our program and its participants.

During a brief exchange with reporters, Rauner said he intends to find inefficiencies in government spending in order to support such social service programs for those in need. As one example, he said combining the offices of state comptroller and state treasurer could save $12 million a year.

“Every dollar that’s spent inside government unnecessarily is a dollar that we can’t bring into social services just like here to help those in need,” Rauner said. “How many people in need could we support with $12 million a year?” he said. “That’s a lot. That’s a lot of support. And that’s just one small example of what we might be able to do.” - Chicago Tribune, 2015.

Governor Rauner and his wife Diana helped serve meals at Interim Housing on Sunday, January 11th

Governor Rauner and his wife Diana helped serve meals at Interim Housing