West CHANCE and West CHIP

West Cook Housing Action Network for Choice Endeavors (WCHANCE) and West Cook Housing Initiative Partnership (WCHIP) are scattered-site supportive permanent housing programs located in West Suburban Cook County. They serve individuals who are HIV positive or living with AIDS and who may have other chronic health conditions, including mental illness or substance use disorders. Residents receive case management that focuses on achieving medical stability and, when indicated, mental health conditions.

Acronyms / Alternate NamesWCHANCE, WCHIP
CompanyHeartland Alliance Health
DivisionCommunity Housing
Services

Scattered site housing, case management

Languages
Eligibility

WCHANCE: Individuals must be 18 or older, diagnosed with HIV or AIDS and homeless as defined by sleeping in places not meant for human habitation (such as cars, tunnels and parks, or staying at shelters, or people who originally came from the streets or emergency shelter). Eligible individuals must come from southern and western Cook county areas and will be required to reside in units located in the Western Cook suburbs. Participants must also be diagnosed with a substance abuse/dependency disorder and/or chronic mental health disorder.

WCHIP: Individuals must be 18 or older, diagnosed with HIV or AIDS and homeless as defined by sleeping in places not meant for human habitation (such as cars, tunnels and parks, or staying at shelters, transitional housing or other facilities for people who originally came from the streets or emergency shelter). Participants must also be diagnosed with chronic mental health disorder. Participants are also required to have been located in the Western Suburbs to be considered for the program. When housed, participants will have to reside in the western suburban Cook County area.

Referral / Intake
Hours
Contact First NameMichael
Contact Last NameMallory
Contact Phone773-826-706
Contact Emailmmallory@heartlandalliance.org