Adults of High Promise

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Adults of High Promise

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Street outreach and re-entry programs provide comprehensive assistance and support to adults facing the challenges of re-entry into their communities and those at risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. 

Street Outreach: Meeting You Where You Are

In the streets of Chicago, dedicated organizations are actively engaging individuals at immediate risk of violence. Through safe space activations, critical incident response, conflict de-escalation, and peace-building initiatives, street outreach teams work tirelessly to support and connect individuals and groups in need.

The Chicago Department of Public Health currently funds 18 street outreach organizations in 25 communities most impacted by violence. Whether you're seeking assistance, guidance, or simply a safe space, these organizations are here for you.

Community Area Organization Phone Email
Auburn Gresham Target Area 773.651.6470
Austin Institute for Non-Violence Chicago (INVC) 773.417.7421
Brighton Park Envision Community Services 773.899.2897
Chatham Target Area 773.651.6470
Chicago Lawn Southwest Organizing Project (SWOP) 773.471.8208
East Garfield Park Breakthrough 773.722.1144
Englewood Target Area
Public Equity
773.651.6470 Public Equity Contact Form
Grand Boulevard Centers for New Horizons 773.373.5700  
Greater Grand Crossing Together Chicago
Gary Comer Youth Center
312.332.5713 Together ChicagoContact Form
Humboldt Park Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) 773.235.5705
Lower West Side Enlace 773.943.7570
Near West Side Together Chicago 312.332.5713 Contact Form
New City Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR) 773.952.6643
North Lawndale UCAN 773.290.5891
Roseland UCAN 773.588.0180
South Chicago Claretian 773.734.9181
South Lawndale New Life Centers 312.736.2466
South Shore Claretian 773.734.9181
Washington Heights Youth Advocates Programs, Inc. 717.232.7580 YAP Contact Form
Washington Park Centers for New Horizons 773.373.5700  
West Englewood Target Area
Public Equity
Public Equity Contact Form
West Garfield Park Institute for Non-Violence Chicago (INVC) 773.417.7421
West Pullman Youth Guidance 312.253.4900
West Town Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) 773.235.5705
Woodlawn Project H.O.O.D. 773.923.8270 Project Hood Contact Form

Street outreach programs are funded through the Office of Violence Prevention at the Chicago Department of Public Health. For questions and more information, visit

Re-Entry Support: Transitioning with Dignity

Returning to your community can be a daunting journey, but you don't have to navigate it alone. Community Re-Entry Support Centers (CRSC) across the city offer a range of services designed to facilitate a successful transition back into society. From workforce training to legal aid, re-entry dedicated teams are committed to providing the support and resources you need to rebuild your life with dignity and purpose.

Re-Entry Support Center Address Phone Number
Centers for New Horizons 949 W 69th St, Chicago, IL 60621 773.373.5700
Community Assistance Program 11717 S Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60628 773.846.6383
Howard Area Community Center 7648 N Paulina St, Chicago, IL 60626
11200 S State St, Chicago, IL 60626
Teamwork Englewood 815 W 63rd St, 2nd Fl, Chicago, IL 60621 773.488.6600
Safer Foundation Welcome Center 808 S. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60612 773.365.1320

If you aren’t sure where to start, call 2-1-1 and get connected with a live Resource Navigator, who can provide comprehensive information and referral support for any re-entry services that you may need.

More resources for returning residents are also available at