The Boulevard of Chicago
The Boulevard is a 64-bed recuperative care center, providing residential support for homeless adults in need of recovery from and acute medical illness or injuries; and is dedicated to empowering those they serve to break the cycle of homelessness. They support and inspire residents to restore their health and rebuild their lives through providing integrated services in a holistic healing community.
The Boulevard is committed to maximizing the care and treatment residents receive during their stay. Innovative and extensive use of interagency partnership allows them to provide an array of programs and services that would not otherwise be possible.
Prior to their arrival at The Boulevard residents have usually lived on the streets, eating in soup kitchens and moving from one homeless shelter to another. They come to us with many untreated conditions. All of our clients live below the poverty level: 34% are considered chronically homeless, and 49% come to us with no income.
The Boulevard, through a Health Services collaboration with PCC Community Wellness Center, maintains an on-site health clinic that offers residents access to primary care services five days per week. Other efforts that support the complete medical recoveries of our residents include education sessions that address health maintenance and disease prevention. These sessions, facilitated by staff and interns, include health topics such as hypertension, diabetes, nutrition, personal hygiene and sexually transmitted diseases. Particular emphasis is placed on HIV / AIDS prevention, education, confidential testing and counseling.
The Boulevard’s objective is to provide residential and support services for homeless adults with acute medical needs, and prepare each to return to independent living.