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Life Impacters Foundation

The shortage of affordable housing in Chicago- Cook County was another reason for the driving force behind the creation of  Life Impacters Foundation 's  Housing Readiness Program... LIF's  Program offers hope for someone ready to take the next step in moving out of homelessness, preparing them to become housing ready, while providing referrals and placement. Once housed, LIF's referred clinical teams provide clients with the necessary support and counseling services to promote stability and housing maintenance... Clients’ goals are monitored and supervised through one-on-one clinical guidance to increase the potential for self-sufficiency and the final goal of maintaining permanent housing....  


Our solution is comprehensive and long-term, not just a quick fix, which benefits LIF's Housing clients and also the communities in which we operate...


Homeless Veterans Resources:



A veteran who is homeless or in danger of becoming homeless can contact the VA call center at 1-877-424-3838 for assistance. Trained VA specialists are available to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

In addition to providing support for individuals, the VA also issues grants to support community organizations that assist homeless veterans...




Q: Where can homeless veterans find assistance?


Housing assistance for homeless veterans and their families is available through several federal programs, including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the VA Supportive Housing Program. The Veterans Affairs, or VA, Department also offers resources for education, health care, rehab and disability services for all veterans. 

LIF's Homeless families Program... 

LIF  helps families experiencing homelessness attain sustainable independence...  It sounds simple, but homelessness is the result of a complex set of issues that require a comprehensive, holistic approach for a solution... 


LIF works together with our local church & organizations to prevent and help end homelessness through a range of support services including eviction prevention, emergency services, transitional housing and permanent affordable housing... Once we engage homeless individuals, including youth and families with children, we stay with them for as long as it takes to return them to self-sufficiency...

Transforming the lives of homeless families because every child deserves a home...


LIF's Youth program is a holistic model designed to increase the safety of youth ensuring that their basic survival needs are met while also providing safe and stable housing; education and employment services, and the life skills necessary to become self-sufficient... The primary service delivery approach includes assessment and individualized case management....

The model includes the following basic program components:

  • Outreach (OR)
    Outreach programs are designed to identify homeless youth to ensure that their basic safety, survival and immediate needs are being met, and to provide when possible, case management and other services designed to assist the youth in making healthy lifestyle choices...

  • Emergency  Shelter/Interim Housing (ES) Referral; 
    Emergency/Interim Housing programs provide temporary housing and services to homeless youth on a 24-hour basis for up to 120 days. These programs are designed to ensure that basic safety, survival and immediate needs are being met, to reunify the youth with his/her family, when possible or to transition them from homelessness to self-sufficient living...

  • Transitional Living (TL)

  • Transitional Living programs provide housing and services to homeless youth for up to 24 months. Programs are designed to transition youth from homelessness to self-sufficient living; and/or to reunify the youth with his/her family, when possible...


Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children, because many women who flee their abusers have no place to go, face discrimination, and lose hours at work... With the aim of eliminating housing as a reason to stay in an abusive relationship...

What is the purpose of this service?

To ensure youth are safe, stable and self sufficient.

Who can receive these services?

Youth who are 14 to 23 years of age who lack safe and stable housing. 

What services are offered?

  • Outreach

  • Emergency Services (Food, Clothing, etc.) 

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Interim Housing

  • Transitional Housing

  • Assessment

  • Case Management

  • Family Reunification Services

  • Advocacy

  • Life Skills Training

  • Education

  • Job Services

For Additional Program Information:  


 Homeless Youth

To apply, contact your local administering agency. To find your local agency go to:


For more information on Homeless and Emergency Services, visit a DFSS Community Service Center , or call 311.

Assistance from the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program... Click on the link below...

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