Chicago House & Social Service
Social & Welfare Services in Chicago, IL
In 1985, a courageous group of community volunteers formed Chicago House, the 1st organization in the Midwest to supply housing for people with HIV and AIDS. In those early years of the epidemic, we rallied to support friends who had lost everything - their homes, jobs, even the support of their families. We volunteered our time and energy to restore dignity to the lives of these friends in their final days. That spirit continues to drive our organization, from our board of trustees to our associate board to every volunteer and donor. Together, we continuously develop Chicago House to understand the changing nature of the disease, and the requirements of those who suffer from it.
read moreBuilding on decades of service, Chicago House celebrated 35 years of responding to the needs of those impacted by HIV/AIDS in Chicago in 2020. A passionate group of activists founded Chicago House in 1985 at the height of the AIDS epidemic, and as our understanding of HIV and the needs of those impacted by HIV have changed over the last 35 years, so have our services. Annually, we serve more than 2,000 individuals in Chicago across four mission-critical pillars of housing, health, employment support, and the TransLife Care program.
read moreChicago House is grateful for our vibrant and committed community of supporters and volunteers. Whether you're making a gift, helping interview clients through the TLC, or assisting at an event, we look forward to engaging you in our work. The Chicago House Associate Board is a group of advocates and leaders who are committed to supporting LGBTQ individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. The AB is an organization of young professionals who support the Chicago House mission through fundraising, volunteering, and engaging their networks to support our work.
read moreFrom the beginning, Chicago House has been dedicated to bringing supporters together to end the AIDS epidemic and provide housing, health, and employment support to those living with HIV/AIDS. Your partnership as a donor fuels the many different ways to support our work. We hope you find your place in our mission and become engaged in our efforts in Chicago. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about how to invest in our mission. The Development Department at Chicago House is dedicated to bringing visibility to Chicago House's mission, services, and needs, and building long-term relationships with community members, corporate and foundation partners, and individual donors to fuel the future of Chicago House.