MISSION AND HISTORY
Our mission is to end homelessness in the lives of individuals by providing housing and comprehensive supportive services. We also strive to eradicate the conditions that cause, contribute to and exacerbate homelessness.
Located in Chicago’s Ravenswood and Uptown communities, North Side Housing and Supportive Services has served men and women experiencing homelessness since 1983. A collaboration between Lakeview residents and neighborhood churches resulted in the establishment of an overnight shelter in the basement of a church and was named Lakeview Shelter.
Today, North Side Housing and Supportive Services is a comprehensive human services agency dedicated to ending and preventing homelessness. Respect and empathy are as important in rebuilding lives as food, housing and supportive services. Dedicated staff and volunteers empower our participants with skills and motivation.
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
Every person regardless of his or her situation deserves to be treated with dignity and respect
DIGNITY & RESPECT
Homelessness is not who people are, but a challenging societal issue that North Side Housing and Supportive Services and other agencies are working diligently to end.
Everyone has individual strengths and potential. North Side Housing and Supportive Services ensures that our participants have access to the services and support needed to cultivate and expand their capabilities. For North Side Housing, no two people are the same, and therefore our support is tailored to the needs of each participant.
The value of a person at North Side Housing and Supportive Services is not measured by his or her situation at any given time, but by the very fact they are human beings.