Chicago, IL- Impact and Howard Brown Health are partnering to provide employment services for Howard Brown clients out of the Broadway Youth Center, located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood.
Howard Brown Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), specializing in the holistic health needs of the LGBTQ+ community, including LGBTQ+ affirming primary and specialty medical care, HIV/AIDS services, and behavioral healthcare. The Broadway Youth Center location focuses on the needs of LGBTQ+ youth and young adults ages 12-24 who are under resourced or experiencing homelessness or housing instability through youth-centered integrated healthcare and social services.
At the Broadway Youth Center, Impact will provide a dedicated Employment Specialist to work with young adults interested in finding employment. The Employment Specialist will provide individualized, one-on-one support in finding and maintaining competitive employment. As part of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model that Impact utilizes, Impact’s Employment Specialist will collaborate closely with the Howard Brown treatment team to ensure participants receive comprehensive support to help meet their employment goals.
“We are very excited to collaborate with Howard Brown,” says Christopher Knoper, Impact’s Director of Participant Services. “The staff of the Broadway Youth Center are fantastic advocates for their patients. Offering our employment services to Howard Brown patients is a natural fit for Impact’s mission and our ongoing effort to reach those most in need of assistance.”
Prior to this Employment Services partnership, Howard Brown awarded Impact $25,000 in June 2021 in recognition for their work in the greater Chicago community.