Impact’s new Family Supportive Housing Program is off the ground!
Just in time for the holidays, the first family to be housed through Impact’s new Family Supportive Housing Program was handed the keys to their own apartment. Once moved in, all Family Supportive Housing participants will have access to wraparound clinical, employment, and case management services for as long as needed.
“It’s well-documented that any length of homelessness has dire consequences for families and children. Impact’s Family Supportive Housing will provide stable housing and long-term support to families at risk of homelessness,” says Patti Capouch, Impact’s Executive Director. “Housing families has been a dream of Impact’s since its founding, and we are so grateful to our supporters, staff and community to see this crucial project finally launch.”
The primary purpose of the innovative Family Supportive Housing Program is to prevent homelessness for families where an adult household member is living with mental illness. Currently, Impact has designated two two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units to house incoming families. The units are all located in Impact-owned buildings in Evanston and the D65 school district, giving families easy access to award-winning schools and numerous family and child resources.
Images below: slideshow featuring rooms from Impact’s first family housing unit.