Our Programs

 

Cressey house

Cressey House is a 28-unit Permanent Supportive Housing program for chronically homeless individuals and families who also have a HUD-defined disability. Cressey House follows both Housing First and Harm Reduction principles assuring that there are no barriers to moving from homelessness to being safely housed. Our primary goals are housing retention and improved quality of life. As part of Chicago's Continuum of Care admission referrals to Cressey House are exclusively received from The One List, through Chicago's Coordinated Entry System.

Moving in to a furnished apartment complete with move-in kits of housewares and household supplies is the first step to housing stability. All tenants of Cressey House develop an Individual Success Plan to address needs identified in conjunction with our supportive services team. Life skills workshops on topics requested by the Tenant Council and social activities are held throughout the year.  

If you are homeless or are helping someone who is homeless, click on the Access Points button for Coordinated Entry System locations across the city.  

OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday
9 am to 5 pm

Location

1668 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
312-997-2222

 

The royalton Hotel sro

The Royalton Hotel is a single-room occupancy property offering both short and long term leases. For many individuals this very affordable housing option is the last step before homelessness.  Tenants may also in enroll in supportive case management that addresses needs identified by the client in an individual success plan. Life skills workshops identified by the Tenant Council and social activities are held throughout the year.

Each room is furnished with a bed, dresser, table and chairs, stove, and refrigerator. All rooms have a sink and shower with separate water closets for men and women on each floor. 

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Friday
9 am to 5 pm

Location

1810 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60612
312-656-1932

 

CHRISTMAS BASKETS

Since 1921 ReVive Center, through the generosity of thousands of sponsoring donors, has provided Christmas gifts to 1,500 low-income families and seniors in Chicago each year. 

Sponsors come from all across Chicagoland. More than 40 Episcopal parishes, 15 corporate groups, and 200 unaffiliated individuals become Christmas Elves, providing gifts for low-income households. Each summer, ReVive Center holds registration and records the wish-lists of families and senior citizens in need. Wish-lists have 3 or 4 gifts per person in the household; each gift has a retail value limit of $30-$40 per gift. We ask sponsoring donors to provide at least one gift per person and grocery gift card to provide a Christmas Dinner for the family. 

It is difficult to imagine a child waking up and finding nothing under the tree on Christmas morning. Families and Seniors in need should call Santa's Elfline at 312-997-2222 x234 to find out about openings and the registration schedule. Family and Senior households must meet the following criteria: 1) live in the city of Chicago, 2) have an income below the federal poverty level, 3) have a child or children under the age of 18 (families) or be 65 years old or older (seniors). 

The Christmas Basket program relies on Volunteer support. List Making Elves are needed in June and July each year to record applicants' wish-lists. List Checking and Warehouse Elves are needed each December to distribute gifts. 

seasonal Office hours

Monday – Friday
9 am - 5 pm

Location

1668 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
312-997-2222 x234

 

LUNCH BAGS + necessities

Hunger is a terrible thing. It's worse when you're homeless and have no idea when your next meal will be. ReVive Center offers shelf-stable, lunch bags to homeless men and women on the Near West Side. Homeless individuals who receive a lunch bag also receive toiletries, blankets, and other seasonal items to ease their life's difficulties. 

Availability

Sunday – Saturday
8 am to 9 pm

Location

1668 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612

 

SECOND CHANCE THRIFT

Consignment-quality merchandise at thrift store prices! Our thrift store carries designer and vintage clothing, collectibles, and furniture. Second Chance Thrift is listed as one of Chicago's best thrift stores on Yelp and in Timeout. All proceeds directly support the award winning programs of ReVive Center.

Donations of gently used clothing, furniture, and household items are accepted during store hours. Free pick-up of furniture is available upon request.

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HMIS

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is a Chicago Continuum of Care agency receiving U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development funds for its housing programs, Cressey House and The Royalton Hotel SRO. As such, ReVive Center for Housing and Healing utilizes the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) for collecting and reporting individual and aggregate data on services provided that are funded by HUD. ReVive Center for Housing and Healing’s Standard Agency Privacy Practices Notice may be downloaded here or viewed at ReVive Center for Housing and Healing, and is also available upon request.

store hours

Tuesday – Friday
11 am to 7 pm

Saturday
9 am to 6 pm

Location

1674 West Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612
312-924-9643