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Veterans Homelessness is a problem that we can solve.

Milton was a homeless veteran living on the streets for 2 years before he was referred to Renaissance Social Services. After his honorable discharge from the US Army, he suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and struggled with depression. “I was mentally messed up,” Milton said. “I wanted to run away from my problems and ended up living in the streets. You name it, I slept there– parks, benches, and riding the CTA all night.”

Joei Johnson, RSSI’s Rapid Re-Housing Specialist found Milton a new home, which Milton said makes the all the difference in his life. “On the streets, it’s hard to take your medication. Now I have a stable place to live… I don’t have to sleep with one eye open. I’m always telling fellow vets– take the services offered to you from Renaissance.”

Renaissance Social Services is ending homelessness among veterans!

This year, RSSI worked with six other agencies to end veterans homelessness in Chicago. We were charged with finding homes for 35 veterans by the end of the year– and we not only reached that goal, we doubled it!

RSSI’s Rapid Re-Housing program helped 75 newly homeless veterans quickly transition from shelters and the streets to safe, comfortable apartments. We helped them connect with doctors, case workers, and employment resources. We helped them open checking accounts and find their family members. Most important, we gave them a second chance.

We need your help to continue this important work. Our goal is to raise $5000 to provide housing and supportive services for veterans living on Chicago’s streets.

RSSI has been incredibly successful at helping veterans get off the streets and settle into their new homes. So successful, in fact, that our funder ran out money for our program! We can serve even greater numbers of veterans if we raise additional funds for our Rapid Re-housing program.

RSSI is asking our supporters to help us take care of our veterans the way they deserve, with honor and respect.


Donate now!

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RSSI helps to house veterans who are living in homelessness.  Learn more about this very special work and how RSSI helped make a difference in the life of a veteran whose life was changed by combat abroad and homelessness at home.


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