The health and safety of our clients and our staff is HOW’s top priority in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are paying close attention to the developing conditions and adjusting the way we work to reduce risk while continuing to meet client needs.  

To ensure the highest level of safety possible, the majority of HOW's staff is working remotely. Our offices at 1607 W. Howard St. and 400 W 76th Street (Ste. 360) are currently closed. Unless you have a confirmed appointment, please do not come to our offices. 


We are committed to continuing to deliver housing and support services to the 1,300 clients we serve. 

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Our clients rely on us and we rely on you. In the face of this unprecedented economic and public health crisis, HOW clients are among those hit the hardest. We've come up with some creative ways you can help. 

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Learn what HOW is doing in response to COVID-19 and HOW you can help below. 

HOW is still offering the essential services of housing and support to the 1,300 clients we serve. 

We have been, and will continue, to connect our clients and staff to expert advice from the CDC, Illinois Department of Public Health, and Chicago Department of Public Health.

  • If you are a client, please check HOW’s COVID-19 website for resources and updated information about HOW’s operations. Know that we are working diligently to ensure you have what you need. 

  • If you are a partner, thank you for being patient. We want to ensure that communication lines remain open.  Feel free to reach out by phone or email to your direct contact, but understand there may be a delay in our ability to respond.  ​

  • If you are a supporter, please donate today.  The individuals and families HOW serves are among those most vulnerable in this pandemic. We will continue to provide updates on the needs of our clients and its impact on our agency, but your contribution right now will make us better equipped to deal with the challenges we are facing. 


 As we work quickly and safely to protect our clients and staff, we appreciate the support of HOW's community during this time and wish good health and calm to everyone. 


Housing Opportunities for Women

1607 W Howard St.

Third Floor

Chicago, IL 60626


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