Housing Opportunities for Women

1607 West Howard Street, Chicago, IL 60626

Categories: Homeless,Poverty & Hunger,Women’s Issues

Offers Opportunities Good For: Adults,Children Under 16,Families,Groups,People with Disabilities,Seniors


About Housing Opportunities for Women

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HOW provides access to stable and affordable housing through the creation and maintenance of housing units for households who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. HOW marries the Housing First model—which recognizes housing as the foremost factor in improving client’s quality of life—with supportive case management and services to most effectively deter against sustained homelessness and housing insecurity.

Clients who are accepted into HOW’s program begin working with a dedicated case manager to assess barriers and challenges including physical or mental illness, substance use, or underemployment.   Case managers focus on stabilizing wellness and health, skill development and education, and income and employment training.  They also provide linkages to benefits applications, HOW’s Youth, Employment or Health teams, and external supports.

Current Opportunities at Housing Opportunities for Women

Single Day Opportunities

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Single-day volunteer opportunities include cleanup days at HOW buildings, assisting with community and client events, and providing expertise in specific areas. Volunteer to lead an enrichment activity such as yoga, resume writing, healthy eating, financial literacy, poetry writing, or dance. Opportunities include:

  • Teaching a Skills Class
  • Employment Assistance
  • Pick-up and Delivery Assistance
  • Gardening and/or Clean-up
  • In-Kind Donation Sorting

Please contact us by email for more information.

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Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,People Over 16,People With Disabilities,Seniors
Categories: Education,Poverty & Homelessness,Women’s Issues,Youth

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

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HOW is always looking for individuals interested in making a larger commitment to supporting our work.  There are a variety of ways to make a big impact on the agency and those we serve, including:

  • Diaper Day Volunteer Pool
  • Join the Associate Board
  • Fruit and Veggies Packing
  • Virtual Youth Mentoring

Other ways you can help include:

  • Host a Donation Drive to secure needed items
  • Host an event to raise money and/or awareness of HOW
  • Become a Social Advocate

Please contact us for more details.


Opportunity Good For: Adults,Families,Groups,People Over 16,Seniors
Categories: Education,Poverty & Homelessness,Women’s Issues,Youth

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