333 N Oakley Blvd, Ste 101 Chicago IL 606012 info@rssichicago.org 773.645.8900

Our Mission, Vision, and History

Our Mission

End homelessness in Chicago through prevention, housing, and supportive services.

Our Vision:

Be recognized leader of the elimination of homelessness in the Chicago area by combining homeless outreach, wraparound supportive services and affordable housing development partnerships.


 HISTORY

Nancy Kapp, Founder

Renaissance Social Services, Inc. (RSSI) opened  in 1997 to help low-income Chicagoans maintain their housing. The organization’s first units of supportive housing came from a partnership with Renaissance Realty Group, a  collaboration that allowed RSSI to house clients, provide supportive social services, decrease residential turnover, and increase the stability of the building and community.

Since then, RSSI has expanded its programs and partnerships to serve more than 900 individuals. Our Prevention Program aims to keep people in their homes through emergency financial assistance.  Our Housing Stability Program (HSP) provides quality housing and case management support to men, women and families living at five properties across Chicago’s North and Northwest Sides and our Supportive Housing Outreach Team (SHOT) provides housing and services to chronically homeless men and women struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders.