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About Us

About Us

Our Vision
A Chicago without homelessness or inequities.

Our Mission

Empower Chicagoans for long-term success through innovative and comprehensive supportive services and housing.

Our Strategic Plan
Read our Strategic Plan to learn how we will prevent and end homelessness for Chicagoans in crisis over the next three years.

Renaissance Social Services, Inc. (Renaissance) is a leader in Chicago’s response to homelessness, providing a range of proven solutions including prevention, outreach, rapid re-housing, permanent supportive housing, behavioral health care, and clinical case management.


Renaissance’s team members work in collaboration with unhoused and vulnerable individuals and families to improve their housing stability, health outcomes, and quality of life.

Renaissance was established in 1993 through a partnership with The Renaissance Companies to provide supportive services to residents living in low-income housing developments and assist them in achieving greater stability. What began at one building has grown to become a citywide network of housing, health care and social services, uplifting more than 3,800 people in 2022.

Renaissance (FEIN 36-3900116) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation and a tax-exempt charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The organization is a state-certified Community Mental Health Center and is accredited by CARF International for the delivery of mental health services to children and adults. Renaissance is proud to have earned the Four-Star Charity rating from Charity Navigator and the Platinum Transparency rating from Candid.

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