The Ark is committed to providing safe housing for the community.
The residence, with a capacity of 20 people in a dormitory-like setting, provides up to 120 days of housing, food, and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. The semi-private rooms are comfortable but simple, encouraging residents to socialize in the common areas or in the community, to attend classes or job training classes in the community, to look for employment if they are not already employed, and to seek appropriate housing. The program provides a safe and secure environment in which to stabilize clients, and then help them move to affordable housing or appropriate second stage housing. Meals are served three times daily, there is a laundry facility, TV, and other amenities. Located in West Rogers Park, it is convenient to public transportation as well as to the Ark for its wide array of services, and to community agencies and services.
Housing is a critical, basic need to which everyone is entitled. The Ark is committed to offering clients a range of secure housing solutions across the Chicagoland area. Each client or family works with Ark staff – their case manager, an employment professional, and financial counselor – to work towards affordable, safe housing.