The first HIV/AIDS housing provider in the Midwest, Chicago House has evolved since our 1985 founding to meet the changing needs of those we serve. While early on in our history we used to run a hospice that allowed those dying of AIDS to close down their lives in dignity, we now own, manage, and run four housing facilities in Chicago that are designed to guide people toward wholeness and self-sufficiency.
The iFour (Increasing Individual Income and Independence) Employment Program provides training, career counseling, and mentorship to help individuals achieve greater self-sufficiency and productivity in the workforce.
Chicago House’s newest program, the TransLife Center (TLC) officially launched in 2013. The TLC provides comprehensive programming and support to transgender individuals. Services of the TransLife Center include TransHealth, TransHousing, TransLegal, and TransWorks.
Chicago House operates a range of scattered-site housing programs. These programs are apartment units that are spread out in different areas of Chicago and usually offer clients rental support, case management services, employment support, and/or other support services.
Chicago House provides evidence-based, sex-positive, community- and client-centered HIV prevention, testing, and linkage-to-care services.
Chicago House’s Case Management Program helps people with HIV and AIDS live healthy and independent lives.