Overview of ReVive Center for Housing and Healing
ReVive serves some of the most vulnerable members of society.
ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is the trusted not-for-profit organization that is committed to solving homelessness in Chicago. For almost 100 years, thousands of homeless individuals and their children have turned to ReVive for expert resources, award-winning programs and a compassionate place to heal and call home. ReVive is a vital 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 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-unit permanent supportive housing, Cressey House, and experienced staff members who understand and respect the condition of addiction and 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.
Clients turn to ReVive for many reasons, but above all, they know that they will be treated with dignity and respect. The experienced staff at ReVive have decades of experience in homeless counseling work transitions and other treatment services. They are committed to helping all individuals and families with a compassion and understanding that people have come to expect from ReVive since 1915.
ReVive’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. We have a variety of on-site volunteer positions.
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To learn more about the history of ReVive, please see How Cathedral Shelter Got Its Name.
Please note: ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is not an overnight homeless shelter.