Heartland Alliance believes that society is better for all of us when everyone can participate, prosper and reach their full potential. We work across our companies to provide direct service and advocate for policy change to help those most vulnerable heal and move towards self-sufficiency.
This year we have seen increased challenges for those we serve. However, Heartland Alliance remains steadfast as we provide access to safe environments, housing, education, employment, healthcare, and justice. We know that those who experience disparities can exit poverty, heal from trauma, and achieve stability — we see that change is possible.
We see it with the nearly 50,000 torture survivors and refugees we counsel each year as they address trauma and set out on a path towards healing.
We see it in the 15,000 immigrants we provide legal services to as they fight to establish lives in the U.S.
We see it in the 5,000 boys and girls we house who are without their parents and fleeing extreme violence in their own homelands.
We see it with the 10,000 homeless individuals who receive care to address challenges like chronic and mental illness, substance use, and trauma.
We also see it as we foster community partnerships and implement innovative programs to tackle tough issues.
For example, we recently launched READI Chicago — in collaboration with seven community partners on Chicago’s south and west sides — to address gun violence by engaging high-risk individuals through job training, coaching, and supportive services.
Heartland Alliance could not do this important work without our public and private supporters, our community-based partners, and our volunteers.
Because of the awareness you bring to our work, and your generous support, people’s lives change.