The Children’s Place Association’s West Humboldt Place is a mid-rise rental building that provides subsidized apartments for low-income families in which at least one member (head of household) has a disability. The building also includes onsite supportive services and space for resident activities.
The building’s first floor is the hub for the agency’s expanding Family and Community Services (FCS) program. In addition to the tenants living in the building’s 13 apartments, 200 children and parents from the community are served by FCS. The site provides families with direct on-site services – including case management, mental health counseling, support groups, youth recreation and HIV/AIDS prevention – as well as connecting them to other organizations that offer health care, education, job training, financial literacy training and legal services.
The Children’s Place Association is a nationally recognized, award-winning nonprofit with 25 years of experience in pioneering programs for special needs populations. It currently owns and operates two program facilities in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood and recently returned its administrative offices to the Humboldt Park community. The organization is committed to investing resources to continue to improve the quality of life for Humboldt Park residents.