Join SHPA's Residents Program
We advocate to pay it forward!
Where Supportive Housing Residents come together to use their voice to make positive change in their communities and their lives.
The Residents Program at the Supportive Housing Providers Association (SHPA) is designed to bring a unified voice for the individuals who live within the housing programs that are within the SHPA membership organizations. The goal is to give the consumers of permanent supportive housing a platform to advocate, be a component of positive change in their communities, and support and bring awareness to issues that specifically affect the consumers of permanent supportive housing in Illinois.
Its one thing for staff and policy champions of supportive housing to work on policy change and advocate; its another thing for residents! The messaging has a larger impact and more authentic position when it comes from the consumers of supportive housing. The residents who advocate around the issue of ending homelessness can provide their personal stories and insight on how permanent supportive housing has transformed their lives.
Through the SHPA Residents Advocacy program, residents participate in activities like advocacy workshops, providing input on the issues included in SHPA's annual legislative priorities, and sharing best practices to help case managers improve their level of service.
How can residents get involved?
SHPA has a few ways in which Residents and Advocates of permanent supportive housing can get involved.
Being a part of the Residents Program has an array of benefits for Residents and the agencies in which they live. Residents have the opportunity to:
To join the SHPA Residents Committee, contact:Aaron Eldridge Northern Illinois Coordinator
Supportive Housing Providers AssociationPhone: 312-202-0254Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Supportive Housing Providers Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the Woods Fund of Chicago in all our work with the residents of supportive housing.