The Boulevard of Chicago provides high quality, cost-effective medical respite care, holistic support and housing services to help ill and injured homeless adults break the cycle of homelessness, restore their health and rebuild their lives.



The Boulevard of Chicago will serve more homeless individuals and improve their lives by minimizing the impact of illness and injury and affirming the link between health care continuity and stable housing.

Thanks to The Boulevard I received the keys I needed–
not only to my own apartment but to my own life.
— Jerry F.

Where we've been

More than 24 years ago, our founders witnessed thousands of people with medical injuries coming into the shelters across the city with nowhere to go to recover. In order to break the cycle of homelessness, these individuals needed a place to recover and the opportunity to move on to stable housing. Formerly known as Interfaith House, The Boulevard was founded in 1994 as the answer to this critical need.

Where we are

Today we are the only organization in Chicago that provides a full range of resources for holistic human healing. 

What we've done

  • More than 70% of our residents move on to stable housing
  • More than 90% of our residents complete their medical recovery plan
  • More than 9,000 people have rebuilt their lives