Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care

Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care

Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care helps people living with HIV/AIDS throughout metropolitan Chicago improve their health and build self-sufficiency by providing food, nutrition counseling and education, housing, case management and counseling services.

Services Offered:
  • Food distribution through four grocery centers and home-delivered grocery boxes in the suburbs
  • Transitional and supportive housing focused on the west side of Chicago and the near western suburbs
  • Case management in partnership with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago

Eligibility Criteria:
  • People using these services must be HIV+ and in most cases living on incomes of $14,000 or less
  • Housing programs have specific criteria based on funder, geography, and type of housing service


All services are free of charge

Applying for Services:

Contact the Intake Coordinator at 773-826-7066 to apply for services.

Referral and Intake:

Intake requires proof of diagnosis verified by a physician and proof of income.

Contact Information:

Phone number: 773-826-7066

Fax number: 773-826-2109

E-mail address:


Neighborhoods/Communities: Garfield Park, Englewood, Edgewater neighborhoods in Chicago and suburban Elk Grove Village



Business Hours: 8:30AM to 5:00PM

The four Vital Bridges sites have varying service days and hours. To obtain this information, contact the Intake Coordinator at 773-826-7066


Languages spoken by staff: English and Spanish

Services provided in the following languages: English and Spanish


After intake is completed, eligible clients participate in services during specific hours or by appointment with a case manager, housing specialist, or registered dietitian.

Walk In Accepted: This program does not accept walk-ins.
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