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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

in Chicago.

Changing Lives One Home at A Time

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.