605 Women Served
In 2017, Deborah’s Place set a goal to double our capacity, expanding our services to 600 women. In 2022, we surpassed that goal. Across our residential, alumnae, and interim programs, we were able to support 605 women in making progress toward their goals.
Read more about what you helped us to accomplish last year in the Annual Report.
Creating Community: a Deborah’s Place Summer Gathering
In June, we were able to welcome our supporters to an in-person gathering for the first time since 2019. At Ignite Glass Studios, we were inspired by stories from women with lived experience and came together to raise thousands of dollars for the mission of Deborah’s Place.
Beginning in 2018, Deborah’s Place was one of six Chicago permanent supportive housing groups that partnered with the VNA Foundation to examine the efficacy of various approaches to PSH. This year, a white paper of initial findings was published. This research will provide new insights to help guide all of us in continuous improvement and better serving individuals who’ve been homeless in Chicago.
The Conservatory Apartments
In December, ground was broken on the Conservatory Apartments. Through a partnership with the Interfaith Housing Development Corporation, Deborah’s Place will provide supportive housing services to thirty-nine women who will reside at the new Conservatory Apartments. This environmentally sustainable building will set a new standard for affordable housing in the city of Chicago.
Thank you for your support, which made all this possible.
Now, we look forward to what 2023 will bring. We’re excited for new partnerships, new goals, and new strides toward a world where no woman is homeless.