The Boulevard of Chicago

The Boulevard of Chicago The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home helps ill and injured homeless adults restore their lives The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home (formerly Interfaith House) a 64-bed interim housing respite care center, provides individual case management, support services, behavioral health assistance and counseling and educational sessions.
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Mission: The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home provides a healing environment and resources to help ill and injured homeless adults restore their health, rebuild their lives and regain self sufficiency.

Operating as usual

At Risk Residents & Staff Receive Phase 1B Vaccines!The Boulevard is one of the first homeless service providers in Chic...
01/26/2021

At Risk Residents & Staff Receive Phase 1B Vaccines!

The Boulevard is one of the first homeless service providers in Chicago to vaccinate eligible residents and frontline essential workers with the COVID-19 vaccine as part of Illinois’ Phase 1B. We’re grateful to the COVID-19 Vaccine Team from PCC Community Wellness Center who administered the vaccinations. Our at-risk residents are receiving medical respite care, holistic support and housing services to help them restore their health and rebuild their lives. #pcccommunitywellnesscenter #homelessness #covid19vaccinated

12/22/2020

With only 10 days left in our annual appeal, we want to share this inspirational video from one of our wonderful staff members, Thaddeus Williams. Thaddeus reminds us that we all can make a difference in the lives of our homeless neighbors - we all matter. After you hear Thaddeus’s words, we hope you’ll be moved to make a donation today at www.blvd.org. Thank you!

The Boulevard of Chicago is excited to announce the launch of its new website. Please check it out; we’re sure you’ll be...
12/15/2020

The Boulevard of Chicago is excited to announce the launch of its new website. Please check it out; we’re sure you’ll be inspired. While you’re there, read the stories of some of our clients. Like Francisco, who describes the Boulevard as the “life preserver” that helped him move from homelessness and addiction to stability and a clean life. The Boulevard needs your help to give people like Francisco everything they need to restore their lives and move to independence. As we enter the final weeks of our annual appeal, please be a “life preserver” for homeless neighbors and make a gift today at www.blvd.org.

12/08/2020
You're in a good place

Just 24 days left in our year-end appeal for The Boulevard! Check out this video of Beverly, one of our great case managers, talking about her passion for the mission and the impact of The Boulevard’s work for ill and injured homeless people. Then, join the cause by making a gift today at www.blvd.org. #homelessness #medicalrespite

With only a few more hours of #GivingTuesday left, we urge you to join The Boulevard in lighting the path to home for ou...
12/01/2020

With only a few more hours of #GivingTuesday left, we urge you to join The Boulevard in lighting the path to home for our homeless neighbors. If you’re motivated by numbers, here are a few key ones. This year, The Boulevard provided 18,542 bed-nights for homeless ill and injured adults, served 44,893 meals, and reached the 10,000 mark for people whose lives we have restored since we began. This all happens only because of the support of people like you. Please give generously today and through the end of the year. Read more and donate at www.blvd.org.

With your #GivingTuesday gift to The Boulevard, you light the path to home for ill and injured Chicagoans with no other ...
12/01/2020

With your #GivingTuesday gift to The Boulevard, you light the path to home for ill and injured Chicagoans with no other place to go. The Boulevard is Illinois’ only medical respite facility for homeless adults. We provide a place of safety, healing, restoration and hope for hundreds of people each year. People who lost their home when ill health prevented them from working. People who come out of the hospital with no place to heal. People who need a hand to break the cycle of homelessness. The Boulevard has served over 10,000 people since we started. But we cannot do this work without you. Click here to read more about The Boulevard’s work and make your donation. www.blvd.org. Please give generously on this national day of giving!

49% of our residents had ZERO income upon being admitted to our facility last year. The Boulevard helps residents get th...
10/02/2020

49% of our residents had ZERO income upon being admitted to our facility last year. The Boulevard helps residents get their entitled VA and SSI benefits, in addition to helping them to find jobs.
#educationiskey #housingfirst #homelessness #medicalrepsite #affordablehousing

From July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:#medicalrespite #homelessness #housingfirst #housingishealth #educationmatters
09/30/2020

From July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:
#medicalrespite #homelessness #housingfirst #housingishealth #educationmatters

Being homeless is hard on the body even without underlying health conditions. #housingishealth #homelessness #housingfir...
09/29/2020

Being homeless is hard on the body even without underlying health conditions.
#housingishealth #homelessness #housingfirst #tuesdaythoughts #medicalrespite

We don't just help our residents get healthy, we help them stay healthy.#housingishealth #housingfirst #homelessness #me...
09/25/2020

We don't just help our residents get healthy, we help them stay healthy.
#housingishealth #housingfirst #homelessness #medicalrespite

Who experiences homelessness? This is from EndHomelessness.us and the national 2019 PIT count.#housingfirst #housingishe...
09/23/2020

Who experiences homelessness? This is from EndHomelessness.us and the national 2019 PIT count.
#housingfirst #housingishealth #homelessness #affordablehousing

From July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:#homelessness #medicalrespite #housingfirst #housingishealth
09/23/2020

From July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:
#homelessness #medicalrespite #housingfirst #housingishealth

From July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:#homelessness #medicalrespite #housingfirst #housingishealth
09/22/2020

From July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020:
#homelessness #medicalrespite #housingfirst #housingishealth

A HUUUUGE shout out and many thanks to Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C. and M Catering for providing our residents with ...
09/21/2020

A HUUUUGE shout out and many thanks to Union Church of Hinsdale, U.C.C. and M Catering for providing our residents with two very much enjoyed and raved about meals this weekend! We appreciate your service!

Andy McMahon, Vice President, Health & Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, described a five lever...
09/18/2020

Andy McMahon, Vice President, Health & Human Services Policy, UnitedHealthcare Community & State, described a five lever approach to address the issue of housing among their members: Data, policy/system reforms, investments, partnerships, and new clinical models.
#housingfirst #housingishealth #homelessness #medicalrespite #affordablehousing

Many underhoused individuals who are ill do not know where to seek treatment, and when they do, the medical care they re...
09/17/2020

Many underhoused individuals who are ill do not know where to seek treatment, and when they do, the medical care they receive is often inadequate. Barriers to receiving proper care can include a lack of knowledge about where to get treated, lack of access to transportation, and lack of identification. Other factors such as psychological barriers also exist. These can include embarrassment, being unsure of how to properly fill out forms or answer questions, and self-consciousness about appearance and hygiene due to living on the streets.
#HousingIsHealth #HousingFirst #Homelessness #MedicalRespite #ThursdayThoughts

09/16/2020

We are very excited to welcome our newest member to the Boulevard family!

Amber Scott, PHR, SHRM-CP is the new Director of Human Resources for The Boulevard of Chicago. Amber comes to us with a wealth of experience in the HR field, several years of which were spent working in the nonprofit sector.

She brings both a strong formal education and the needed hands on experience to this important leadership role. She graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Speech
Communications and holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Prior to accepting this position, Amber served as HR Manager for Hinda Incentives and HR Generalist for Youth Guidance.

We know she will be a wonderful addition to our team and to our mission!

Nearly 19,000 meals will be distributed to 200 residents, along with fresh produce and shelf-stable items from the Great...
09/15/2020
Auburn Gresham Food Drive Offering Free Groceries And Pet Food To Neighbors Tuesday

Nearly 19,000 meals will be distributed to 200 residents, along with fresh produce and shelf-stable items from the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Pop-up pet pantry and food distribution site 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Sav-A-Lot market, 7908 S. Halsted St., until supplies last.

Pets and their human companions can pick up meals Tuesday morning while supplies last.

Join us tomorrow at this National Health Care for the Homeless Council online event! Our Program Director is part of thi...
09/14/2020
Medicaid & Managed Care Financing Strategies that Support Medical Respite Care Programs

Join us tomorrow at this National Health Care for the Homeless Council online event! Our Program Director is part of this presentation.
#medicalrespite #HousingIsHealth #HousingFirst #homelessness

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Take a moment to be grateful for what you've got. Take a moment to remember. Take a moment to honor. #neverforget
09/11/2020

Take a moment to be grateful for what you've got. Take a moment to remember. Take a moment to honor.
#neverforget

09/09/2020
Intro: Medicaid & Managed Care Financing Strategies that Support Medical Respite Care Programs

The Boulevard is presenting at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council's webinar on September 15 at 11:00 a.m. CST. Other presenters include UnitedHealth Group and Yakima Neighborhood Health Services
#medicalrespite #homelessness #HousingIsHealth #HousingFirst
Register here: https://adobe.ly/3bE3hzr
NIMRC’s Director of Policy Barbara DiPietro shares more: https://youtu.be/bgO2RAuPvO0

09/08/2020

Today is World #LiteracyDay2020! Things you can do to #giveback:
🤓Learn the facts. Learn about who is most impacted by illiteracy around the globe.
💵 Support organizations that reach at-risk populations
📚 Donate books to a prison
🙋‍♂️ Volunteer in your own community. Even if you live in a neighborhood that doesn't seem to need literacy support at first glance, it's crucial to support reading and writing skills in all communities — especially for underserved youth
📘 Celebrate literacy in your own life. Buy a book from a local writer or independent bookstore.

From the mouths of those who have worked with under-housed individuals for many years: “Homeless people are just like th...
09/08/2020
Continuum of Care: What care workers want you to know about the homeless

From the mouths of those who have worked with under-housed individuals for many years:
“Homeless people are just like the rest of us,” said Kena, who had spent 20 years in service. “They have the same wants and needs of everyone else. They want love and acceptance and strive for better lives. They are smart and intelligent and are very ingenious. I always say if you need a problem solved — ask a homeless person.”
“I wish everyone knew how generous and giving many homeless individuals really are,” 14-year industry veteran Ryan said.
“There are many reasons people are homeless and sometimes because of life circumstances, health, joblessness and being vulnerable people end up homeless,” someone with over 30 years of experience said, wishing to remain anonymous. “It is not always because of addiction, mental illness, criminal activities, etc.”
“Homelessness is not a moral failing,” an anonymous, 12-year service member said.
#homelessness #HousingFirst #HousingIsHealth #medicalrespite

Maya Angelou said, “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

In need of food or shelter? Check out Chicago's interactive map with links to participating Chicago Food Depository loca...
09/04/2020
Food and Shelter

In need of food or shelter? Check out Chicago's interactive map with links to participating Chicago Food Depository locations:
#endthefooddesert #housingishealth

If your local food retailer has been damaged by the recent events in the City of Chicago and temporarily closed, see what alternate solutions are available.

Address

3456 W Franklin Blvd
Chicago, IL
60624

Green Line to the Conservatory stop, or CTA bus route 82 to Kedzie & Franklin

General information

Agency Programs On-site Care Complicated, long-term health issues make it difficult for many homeless people to transition into stable housing. Our Programs focuses on providing clients with the opportunity and resources to better equip themselves for life after Interfaith House. Assessment Respite The goal of our Assessment/Respite Program is to help ill or injured homeless people complete a medical recovery plan, receive support with social and psychological issues and to obtain successful placement into housing or further treatment. Admission to the Assessment/Respite Program is by referral from nearly 40 area hospitals and via the Chicago Department of Human Services. Assessment/Respite residents are assigned a case manager upon arrival at Interfaith House. Each case manager works closely with their client to assess their needs and direct them towards the services necessary to support their recovery. Housing Advocacy Team Our Housing Advocacy team determines the most suitable housing for clients after leaving Interfaith House. They develop partnerships with housing providers in Metro-Chicago to ensure a safe living situation for our clients. The Health and Housing Outreach Team Our Health and Housing Outreach Team provide case management to successfully discharged clients who are in stable housing. By providing intensive off-site care to our former residents we ease their transition into mainstream society. These wrap-around services lessen recidivism and prevented over 80% of our participating clients from returning to homelessness

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The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home staff and volunteers support each of the resident’s holistic recovery by providing a wide range of opportunities including: • A front desk staffed 24/7 • Assistance with medication management • Three fresh meals and two snacks each day • Daily transportation to appointments • Donated clothes and toiletries • Educational sessions • Daily living skills classes • Recreational activities • Spiritual services • Behavioral heath counseling • Psychosocial assessments

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A place to start your new life
God speak to investors and Futures investors of the boulevard stop payment on your checks . until you get an outcome of what I'm about to inform you don't invest another Penny into their Rich pocket such as the CEO Miss Jennifer Seals the director missing to tell and my caseworker mr. Diego Martinez. For the past two years I have been in the start new program at the Boulevard for the past year I've been forced to live in a toxic mold infested apartment that as of this past weekend has sent me to the hospital 17 times I have been burned over 100% of my body by toxic mold my entire body has been maimed my face have been disfigured and as you will see by the pictures .My body has been completely. Torn apart. I am quad for paraplegic before joining this program I had been in the bed 20 years paralyzed from my neck down to my toe in a wheelchair for 10 years on a cane for 3 years and God speak on crack cocaine for 30 years dealing with homelessness for 20 years my God has brought me through all of that and then wow here comes the boulevard that my housing voucher get sent to buy the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. please stop investing and giving any of financial support to this organization into you get the outcome of this story they have done many things to wreck lives under the table. I have Jesus and what they've done to me I gave them every opportunity to rectify this the correct and legal way now it's time to let the world know what they're doing to people such as myself they're getting money for holding my housing voucher they're getting money for the lease that I saw and they're getting money for how long I stay on that lease. I have been by the CEO of the boulevard flat-out refuse to be moved to a hotel while this transaction is complete to move me to a new apartment the AIDS Foundation has already given the okay for the move but the harassment that I have been enjoying by my caseworker Mr. Diego Martinez. so does his last threat to me last week you know I can stall your move as long as I can. And on that note he's doing just that miss you Diego Martinez . States that his next appointment available to come view my apartment now be aware that there is another apartment I've already been approved for waiting. Mister case worker Diego Martinez inform me that he doesn't have an appointment to come to my home until the 28th of this month that's almost still a whole nother month the way I've been hospitalized 17 times since I've been living here under this lease. Mister caseworker Diego Martinez has hidden pictures of the actuality of what has happened to me here which I'm exposing to the world for the first time today. I have left over between CEO Miss Jennifer Seals Mission until the director and emails and texts to my caseworker mr. Diego Martinez over numerous and numerous of times I kept everything for visual for the court of law. well no more pleading and begging Jesus doesn't make me plead and beg him so I'm not going to plead and beg for the CEO the director and my caseworker to do the right thing and move me into a hotel taking care of all expenses until this apartment deal closes for the new apartment they are now in the means of providing me safe habability. God speak to the point they knew that I was dying here I've sent copies and pictures of everything Hospital report pictures such as you'll see and the CEO the director missing until Miss Jennifer Seals and mr. Diego Martinez has done nothing to get me out of this apartment. legally they are supposed to move me to a hotel take care of my food expenses new clothes and all of the above needed due to this being a mole case. but instead as the CEO Miss Jennifer Seals told me oh I got your messages 4 months ago but I didn't have your phone number to return your call sorry to hear about your acute kidney failure but I'm glad we're talkin now I'll get to the bottom of this and then went on a vacation. Listen to tell director allowed Diego to go on his first vacation with in his new position for over a week or so my refrigerator was out completely how I found out Mr. was on vacation. he pops up to my apartment 2 weeks later still my refrigerator out I'm suffering no food oh I just came back from Mexico now he's willing to go on his vacations and not get to his clients to suit his needs but he can't find a day to come and get me out of this health hazard which is killing me until the 28th of this month it's quite clear that the boulevard is not the place needed for AIDS Foundation to send the vouchers of housing for reputable consumers to. also the first placement that they put me in when Mr Diego Martinez decided to use his deceptive Practices Act that whole had an invisible mold that was so bad that they let me out of the lease mr. Diego Martinez had me go out into the streets in the homeless for 3 months they were still getting paid for holding my housing voucher then Release Me From the lease and take another month to find me housing. Which is the as my mother would say God speak Devil's Heaven that I'm supposed to die in here so once again. Investors turn investors to be turn away from this organization and find one that's going to complete people's lives instead of allowing them to die while they go shopping and take vacations Stop All FUNDING to this organization until the end of this story and I promise you it's not going to be my death. KEEP ABREAST IT FOR CURRENT UPDATES THEY KNOW MISS JENNIFER SEALS MISS NATEL IN MR. DIEGO SANCHEZ THAT YOU ARE TO HAVE PLACED ME IN A HOTEL AND TAKING CARE OF ME BOUGHT ME NEW CLOTHES AND MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS TAKEN CARE OF UNTIL THIS MOVE TAKES PLACE YOU'RE ALSO LIABLE FOR FURNISHING MY ENTIRE NEW HOME AND ALSO OTHER DAMAGES. NOT TO SAY ALONE THE HOSPITAL BILLS THAT HAVE ARISEN AND THE HOSPITAL BILLS GOING FORWARD THAT ARE GOING TO NEED TO BE PAID SO YOU CAN DO THE RIGHT THING AND DO THIS VOLUNTARILY OR THE WORLD'S GOING TO WATCH IT BE DONE ANOTHER WAY AT THE HANDS OF MY GOD. IN A COURT OF LAW. SO WHILE YOU'RE ALL AT THE FRONT DESK SHOWING OFF YOUR NEW OUTFITS WITH PURSES FULL OF MONEY OFF THE BLOOD OF PEOPLE SUCH AS MYSELF YOU JUST THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY ARE WE REALLY GOING TO LOSE BY NOT PLACING THIS MAN IN A RUFFLE HOTEL AND DOING THE RIGHT THING GOING FORWARD BECAUSE TRUST ME. MY BODY MAY BE DAMAGED MY FACE MAY BE MAIMED MY SKIN MAY BE OPEN COMPLETELY AND BLEEDING ALL DAY I MAY HAVE FIRE STARS HITTING ME IN MY FACE WHILE I'M INSIDE MY HOME STAYING BETWEEN 113 AND 123 DEGREES BUT WHEN GOD AND THE COURT SYSTEM GETS DONE WITH HOLDING YOU ACCOUNTABLE ALONG WITH THE WORLD THAT'S GOING TO VIEW THIS YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN YOU'VE ALL HAD TO FILE A BANKRUPTCY WAS IT WORTH THE GREENEST OF THE BLOOD OF A HUMAN.
There is still time to register and attend the 2017 Holiday Party co-sponsored by the GIC HIMSS Chapter, the Chicago Health Executives Forum (CHEF) and the First Illinois Healthcare Financial Management Association (hfma) benefiting The Boulevard of Chicago on December 7th at the bar 10 Doors. We hope to see you there!
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