Calling Skokie Home
We’re thrilled to announce that participants have started to move into the Lanam Rapp Building in downtown Skokie. The new building will provide permanent supportive housing to 16 participants.
“Our participants deserve a beautiful place to live, and that’s what our founders wanted to do 35 years ago,” explains Patti Capouch, Executive Director. “As you look at what we’ve been able to provide for them, we’re just so excited and we can’t wait for them to move in.”
Each participant living in the Lanam Rapp Building has their own one bedroom, fully furnished apartment. The building features a community room, storage, a computer room, bike storage, and therapy rooms.
“This is our first new construction and it’s a really beautiful space, but all of our homes are like this. We try to make them as beautiful and comfortable as we can by doing our own property management. We really feel it’s a privilege to be able to provide this for our participants and we consider ourselves really lucky.”
Take a look inside the Lanam Rapp Building with this tour video:
Currently, Impact serves over 700 individuals per year throughout the Chicagoland area, with a steady increase in the number of participants served every year by its Housing, Clinical and Employment Programs. All of Impact’s participants are low-income and living with a diagnosed mental illness. Recently, Impact also began housing families at risk of homelessness where a head of household is living with mental illness.