We are excited to share with you the newest project here at Renaissance Social Services.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Chicago launched an effort to quickly house people who are experiencing homelessness and are at higher risk of complications from the virus. As a part of this effort, Renaissance has launched a new Rapid Re-Housing program that will house hundreds of people.
This is where we need your help. We want to provide these households with move-in kits. Our 'Welcome Home Kit' fundraiser will cover the cost of household essentials for as many households as possible. Each welcome home kit will include a 7 piece pot and pan set, a can opener, mop, broom, dust pan, mop bucket, dish soap, laundry detergent, sponges, cleaning solution, dish towel, and a kitchen knife.
A Welcome Home Kit costs only $30. Our goal is to raise $9,000 in the month of March, which would provide 300 HOUSEHOLDS with a Welcome Home Kit of essential supplies.
Your support will make this impact possible!
Changing Lives One Home at A Time
Renaissance Social Services stands in unity with Black Lives Matter and all who protest the racial inequities in this city, state, and nation. For far too long justice, opportunity, and equality have been allocated based on the color of one's skin. It is well past time for a far better way.
Be safe and stand united!
Renaissance Social Services is a State certified Community Mental Health Center. Through clinical care and housing services, Renaissance supports the most vulnerable Chicagoans and helps them achieve long-term housing, health, and personal stability.
In 2020, we've helped more than 2,200 homeless individuals and families
2020 Participant Outcomes
In the past year, we have helped 2,214 homeless individuals and families. 1,588 households were provided prevention funds and services so they can stay housed. 296 adults and 112 children are part of our Permanent Supportive Housing programs. We also provided mental health diversion services to 8 people, provided short-term mental health diversion housing to 5 people, and engaged with 205 people living on the streets and in shelters through our Street Outreach program.
In 2020 (January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020) the following shows the tremendous progress of the Permanent Supportive Housing participants:
95% of participants remained in supportive housing for at least one year;
98% of participants made at least one of their goals;
82% of participants avoided unnecessary hospitalizations;
99% of participants avoided evictions;
99% of participants were not incarcerated; and,
95% of participants avoided psychiatric stays.