Homeless Transitional Housing
The Center of Concern's Homeless Transitional Housing program provides scattered site apartments and supportive services to homeless individuals for up to 24 months.
The Center leases eight apartments in Des Plaines and provides personal, legal, budgeting, debt reduction, and employment counseling to its clients, who must meet with their social workers once a week. Clients develop a personal goals plan, including saving 15% of their income in a bank account and 15% toward rent, to address the issues that led to their homelessness.
Maine Center, a community mental health agency, provides mental health evaluation, therapy, medication management, and drug screening as needed. If clients follow program rules, they may stay up to 24 months, at which time they receive help in obtaining permanent housing.
The Center's Homeless Transitional Housing program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help homeless individuals reach self-sufficiency.
The following Housing Inquiry Forms are available to fill in online or to print and mail.