After so many dark years, Melanie found Help through HEAL. “HEAL has been a true blessing. As soon as I came through the door everyone was so helpful and positive, the case managers and staff have given me the motivation to fight back”.

Melanie from Chicago, Single Mother.


Through all the hard times James faith and the words of his case manager to “just do the best you can”, keeps him moving forward. “Now the future is bright for me and with HEAL help I plan to continue working hard and I plan on going back to school to be a auto mechanic”.

James from Maywood, Single Father.


Ultimately, Christina credits HEAL for giving her the opportunity to find her voice in the world again. “Today I have a place for me and my child to live while I search for work thanks to HEAL”.

Christina from Chicago, Proud Mother.


While finding a home at HEAL Jermaine took advantage of a wide variety of services; the former homeless veteran has gained his dignity back and participated in pre-employment training. “I give so much credit to HEAL for putting me on the right path” says Jermaine, “Once I came to HEAL I began to rise from the darkness and gain back my strength”.

Jermaine from south Chicago, Proud Veteran.


At HEAL, Jose has found a place that is welcoming and supportive: “I feel blessed to have found a place like HEAL. Here I was able to correct my problems”. Since arriving, Jose has gotten off the streets and reconnected with his family and is now working hard to save up for a deposit on an apartment. “Now that I’m working I plan to move my girl and my daughter in with me”.

Jose from north Chicago, Working Father.