Skokie, IL – Impact Behavioral Health Partners will soon expand its Housing Services Program into Skokie, IL. The Reva and David Logan Foundation has purchased a six-unit apartment building near downtown that will be operated and managed by Impact, who will then purchase the building at cost over the next few years.
The new building consists of one-bedroom units to be utilized as part of Impact’s Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSH). The program provides independent housing and supportive services to adults living with mental illness. Impact has been providing PSH services for over 33 years in the Evanston community. This started with a single apartment building in 1988, with Impact gradually acquiring five more buildings throughout the area. The new building, acquired in partnership with the Reva and David Logan Foundation will be Impact’s seventh building and the first one outside of Evanston.
“We are thrilled to become a part of the Skokie community,” says Patti Capouch, Impact’s Executive Director. “Skokie offers a unique combination of opportunities and amenities to their residents which makes it a desirable location for the housing services we provide.” Vince Heneghan, Impact’s Director of Operations who oversaw the acquisition added, “The easy access to the incredible education, transportation, and employment opportunities available in Skokie will greatly increase the quality of life for our participants and lead to far more successful outcomes.”
Currently, Impact serves over 300 individuals with mental illness each year through its Housing, Clinical, and Employment services throughout Chicago and its northern suburbs. It has seen a steady increase in the number of participants served each year. All of Impact’s participants are low-income and the majority struggle with homelessness and housing insecurity. The new apartment building will address a critical need in the community for affordable, long-term housing for a vulnerable population.