In 2021, we served more than 2900 individuals and families in Chicago. 1,941households were provided resources to prevent becoming homeless, 604 participants lived in the agency’s supportive housing, including 57 families, 431 people living on the streets and in shelters we connected to housing, healthcare, and other services, and 88% of housed participants received community-based integrated healthcare.
2021 Participant Outcomes
99% of participants remained in housing for at least one year
98% of participants achieved at least one of their stabilization goals
93% of participants avoided hospitalizations
99% of participants avoided evictions
99% of participants were not incarcerated
98% of participants avoided psychiatric admissions
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Social Return on Investment (SROI)
Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a measure of the extra financial impact that programming has on the community. It is calculated by adding together all the costs of programming and then comparing them to the financial return created by those programming costs. Any SROI value greater than 1 means that the program is returning more in financial gains that it takes in.
For Renaissance programming, the SROI is significant! Take a look!
For every 1$ invested in our Permanent Supportive Housing program for individuals, $1.69 is returned to the community.
For every $1 invested in our Family Support Program, $1.62 is returned to the community.
And for every $1 invested in our Homeless Prevention Program, $2.84 is returned to the community.
Alternatively, put another way, for every dollar you invest in our programs, the community gains more than a dollar in real benefits!
Supportive Housing, Street Outreach, Homeless Prevention, and Mental Healthcare Saves Money and Lives, as seen in our 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 Annual Reports.
Our approach integrates comprehensive social and practical support with connections to health care services for chronically homeless individuals with behavioral health issues and substance abuse disorders.
The average amount of time our participants have spent homeless before coming into our program
More than 1/2 of our participants also have a chronic health condition, and were at risk of dying if the didn't find housing.
The average hospital visits during our participants' lifetime, with 6 ER visits in just 12 months prior to entering our program
Number of our participants who also have a chronic health condition, and at risk of dying if the didn't find housing.
Percentage of participants who have spent time in jail or prison: an average of 3 1/2 years of incarceration during their lifetime
Supportive Housing Outreach Team (SHOT) Facts