Transitional and permanent housing in Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois
A chance to start over. A place to call home.
If you’re seeking a fresh start after poverty, addiction, mental health issues or a chronic health condition such as HIV/AIDS, success often begins with stable housing. The Ascension Illinois Housing and Health Alliance gives you more than a mailing address. We offer highly structured housing, independent permanent housing, transitional living environments and aftercare programs. Here, you’ll find a safe space for counseling, care and connection with others facing the same challenges as you.
Individuals are admitted regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical challenges/disability, or income. Clients have the right to nondiscriminatory access to services as specified in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42U.S.S 12101).
Do you qualify for transitional or permanent housing?
Eligibility requirements can vary depending on housing type, but we generally require residents to be:
- At least 18 years old
- Homeless or at risk of homelessness
- Diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition
- In recovery from active addiction and sober for a minimum of 45 days, OR
- Referred by a substance abuse inpatient program with 28 days of sobriety and a commitment to remain sober
Even if you do not meet all of the above requirements, we’d still like to talk to you and learn how we can help.
Ascension Illinois Health Housing and Health Alliance
825 W. Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
The Ascension Illinois Housing and Health Alliance’s recovery homes are licensed by the state of Illinois. You’ll start by personalizing a plan with an on-site case manager who will meet with you regularly. A certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC) provides one-on-one and group recovery support in a sobriety-based living environment. Throughout, we can support you with occupational therapy, interfaith spiritual care and other services.