Spring Conference and Advocacy Day!!

April 21st and 22nd!

 Join us for the SHPA Spring Meeting and Advocacy Day.

Spring Conference - April 21st

 We need everybody on-board with advocacy this year, the most challenging fiscal year we have faced in a long time - perhaps ever. Don't get anxious! Get Active! This is an "all-hands-on-deck" meeting! Please come!

We'll meet on April 21st at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Registration is at 9:00 am. Conference activity starts at 9:30 am. 


 Advocacy Day - April 22nd

 SHPA Members and Residents will move to the State Capitol and work from a base in the west hallway of the Capitol. Members and Residents are encouraged to make appointments with their Lawmakers prior to April 22nd and use this day to communicate with your Lawmakers in their Capitol or Stratton Building office or ask them to step out of the Legislative Chamber for a conversation with you about supportive housing, its value and importance. 

SHPA will provide you with factsheets and advocacy materials. You supply the energy and the connection with your Lawmaker!

Please join in for this two day set of activities.

 Click on "Register Now" above!



The Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA) is a strong force of 95 member organizations, individuals, businesses and Continuums of Care across the state of Illinois that provide and promote supportive housing.  SHPA’s members daily save over 12,000 men, women, and children from homelessness and unnecessary institutionalization. 


Supportive Housing is  affordable housing with support services, designed to end homelessness for individuals and families and replace 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.



Vote Yes! for Supportive Housing!!         


Today's Features:

  •    New Governor, Spring Legislative Session, Tight Budget 

New Governor-Elect Rauner was sworn into office in January, followed immediately with a flurry of Executive Orders clamping down on spending. The Budget address is February 18th.  On the docket for the Spring Session are several of the most challenging issues in Illinois history - a dramatic shortfall in revenues for the remainder of the fiscal year, ending June 30, 2015; the planning for FY 2016; a budget-busting Pension system financing problem; pressure for education spending and human service funding; uncertainty about the future of the state's Medicaiad Section 1115 Waiver process; and a host of other concerns. Buckle up for a very busy and very challenging Spring Session.


  •    Emergency Solutions Grant - Webinar
The ESG program provides funding to: (1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; (2) improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; (3) help operate these shelters; (4) provide essential services to shelter residents, (5) rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and (6) prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless. Click below for the ESG Webinar.

 2014-10-24 10.00 ESG TRAINING WEBINAR.wmv


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.

Click HERE  to hear personal testimony from Venus about the program. 

Click HERE to hear personal testimony from Antoinette.

Click HERE to see personal testimony from Patricia.

Click HERE and HERE to access the training materials.




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