Emerge Program: Becoming an Empowered Adult

What is the Emerge program?

ChildServ’s Emerge Program helps young adults who are homeless, between the ages of 18 and 24, achieve self-sufficiency through transitional housing and case management. The program serves up to 20 clients —15 individuals and five families, with a maximum of two children — and provides them with an apartment, as well as therapy to aid in the shift from homelessness to independent living.

While in the program, Emerge clients receive educational and career guidance and resources to help them secure their financial future and reach their potential. They also attend life skills training sessions on topics, such as financial literacy, time management, and budgeting so they become empowered adults.

Are you a young adult in Chicago who is homeless and in need of stable housing?

 ChildServ’s Emerge program accepts new clients on a rolling basis. The City of Chicago, however, requires youth who are in need of housing to complete an online assessment prior to placement in a program. Once the assessment is finished, you may be eligible for assistance.

If you have any questions, please contact Kim Young, Supervisor of ChildServ’s Emerge program, at kyoung@childserv.org.


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