Our Mission

Our mission is to develop and champion opportunities for people with serious mental illness by providing comprehensive services in housing, employment, and clinical support so that each person can live as independently as possible.

Our History

Established as Housing Options for the Mentally Ill Evanston in 1988, Impact’s founding was a response to a need for supportive housing for adults living with mental illness as a safe and dignified alternative to homelessness or institutionalization. For over 30 years, Impact has been providing mental health services and affordable supportive housing, growing from a single apartment building with no case management services to possessing seven buildings and utilizing an additional 26 scattered site apartments in privately owned buildings.

Now, Impact serves over 300 individuals throughout Chicago and its north and northwest suburbs.