HOW offers housing and services to a diverse population of clients across Chicagoland. The individuals and families served by HOW have been exposed to trauma, poverty, and violence. They include those living with HIV/AIDS, those with a chronic or mental health issue, and youth aging out of the foster care system. Because of HOW’s extensive services and one-on-one assistance model, all clients are provided the individualized support they need to thrive.
Client Distribution Map
82% of clients live below the federal poverty threshold with an average monthly household income of $770.45.
60% of adults reported at least one disability or health condition when arriving at HOW.
86% of clients are people of color, 79% of whom are Black or African American.
93% of family households are female-led.
1,336 people, including 592 children, were served.
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