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The Supportive Housing Providers Association...
is a strong force of over 115 member organizations, individuals, businesses and Continua of Care across the state of Illinois that provide and promote supportive housing. SHPA’s members daily save over 10,106 men, women, and children from homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization.
affordable housing with support services, ends homelessness for individuals and families. Supportive housing replaces institutional settings for people with disabilities. It gives people a place to call home and support to re-build their lives, in a cost-effective way.
NEW FEATURE: The Connect to Work Matrix was developed by the Supportive Housing Providers Association of Illinois (SHPA) through its Connect to Work project. The Connect to Work project was supported by a grant from the Butler Family Fund. For the project SHPA hired a consultant and appointed an Advisory Council of respected researchers and practitioners. To create the Matrix we identified, described, and categorized more than 80 best and/or promising employment practices. The practices came from model programs, from research, and from discussions with experts. We then placed these practices on an interactive website. The Matrix Guide is intended for management-level staff to assist them in creating employment skills programs for persons experiencing or emerging from homelessness. Click HERE for the PowerPoint presentation. Click HERE for the webinar link. Click HERE to hear personal testimony from Chris and HERE from Venus about the program.
SHPA would like to thank our generous grantors The Woods Fund of Chicago andThe Chicago Community Trust