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ReVive® Center for Housing and Healing is the trusted not-for-profit organization that is committed to solving homelessness in Chicago. For over 100 years, thousands of homeless individuals and their children have turned to ReVive Center for expert resources, award-winning programs and a compassionate place to heal and call home. ReVive Center is a valued resource based on Chicago’s west side, helping individuals and their families overcome chronic homelessness to gain hope and a fresh start regardless of their background.

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is a vital piece to the city’s west side, providing community assistance, life skills development and resources for thousands of families and almost a hundred permanent supportive housing clients. ReVive Center recognizes the importance of keeping the family together, especially during difficult circumstances, and provides programs for children and individual family members in need of assistance while also supporting the family as a whole.

The organization offers 28 units of permanent supportive housing, Cressey House, and experienced staff members who understand and respect the causes of chronic homelessness in Chicago. Higgins House is licensed by the State of Illinois and its programs have been recognized as “Best of Chicago” by the U.S. Commerce Association in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.  The Royalton Hotel offers 98 units of affordable housing. Ware committed to maintaining The Royalton Hotel as an SRO, providing affordable housing for individuals who might otherwise be homeless.

Clients turn to ReVive Center for many reasons, but above all, they know that they will be treated with dignity and respect. Our staff members are committed to helping all individuals and families with the compassion and understanding that people have come to expect from ReVive Center since 1915.

ReVive Center’s community outreach programs include our legacy Christmas Basket Program providing Christmas gifts to families and senior citizens who cannot afford to buy presents and homeless assistance services providing a daily lunch bag and clothing. Second Chance Thrift sells a wide variety of merchandise, including clothing, household goods, furniture, shoes, music, and books. Sales from the thrift store help fund our programs and services.

These are some of the many ways we pursue our mission to restore hope and prevent homelessness for the most vulnerable members of our community. If you share our vision and would like to help, please consider donating or volunteering. We welcome both financial and in-kind donations such as clothing, household items and furniture for our thrift store, Second Chance Thrift.