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About Heartland Human Care Services

Heartland Human Care Services is the leading direct service human rights organization developing and implementing solutions to the toughest societal challenges in metropolitan Chicago, the Midwest and, on select issues, the nation. Heartland Human Care Services plays a significant role within Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, complementing its housing and health care efforts.

Together with government, other nonprofits, the business community, funders, and residents of the communities served, we create realistic paths from harm to hope for people marginalized by poverty, displacement, and situations of vulnerability. Through individually tailored comprehensive planning and service delivery, we engage families, adults, seniors, and youth in mutually developed, strength-based actions to help people achieve their goals, find stability, and realize their human rights. Our innovative approach supports the cycles of change resulting in significant and measurable gains in the lives of individual participants and the broader community.

We've been an active member of the community since 1888, serving nearly 1 million persons a year through programs, referrals, or needed information. Each year, we work with participants to develop solutions to challenges of:

  • former incarceration*
  • juvenile justice*
  • domestic violence*
  • recovery from addictions*
  • living with HIV/AIDS*
  • refugee resettlement*
  • obtaining immigration status
  • family reunification*
  • disaster recovery
  • homelessness*
  • housing stability*
  • chronic unemployment*
  • vocational adult education*
  • asset-building*

* CARF accredited programs — meeting rigorous independent national standards for high quality in human services delivery.

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