Carpenter's Place - Rockford, IL

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1149 Railroad Avenue
Rockford, IL 61104
: 815-964-4105
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Description: Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Carpenter's Place provides the tools necessary for rebuilding the lives of the homeless. Inspired by Christ's compassion, we offer direction with accountability to people with broken lives, helping them find peace with God, themselves, and their communities. We are open to the community Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:30.

Supportive Transitional Housing
The main CP transitional housing program occupies a 12-unit apartment building composed of one-bedroom apartments. This program is funded by HUD through the Mayor's Homeless Task Force on Homelessness.
Participants in this program reside in a 12-unit, one bedroom apartment building, and may remain up to two years. There are two participants per unit. Participants share the apartment with a roommate to increase accountability and to avoid isolating behavior and loneliness. The number of participants at any point in time will be between 18 and 22.
This project is located in a healthy community neighborhood, on the bus route, close to shopping, hospital, addiction and mental health services, educational, employment, spiritual, and recreational opportunities.
A full time, Case Manager is responsible for the well-being and continued progress of current participants as well as for participants transitioning into or out of the program. The project's Case Manager assumes the primary role of relationship building and case management, including periodic assessment, monitoring, and advocacy for participants. The Case Manager meets weekly with all participants one-on-one, and holds group meetings for all program participants a minimum of once per week. Individual inspections of all rooms is performed weekly.

Woman's Housing Program
A housing and support services program for homeless women that have demonstrated a commitment to positive life changes.

Permanent Supportive Housing
This CP program received initial funding from HUD for a three-year period to provide Permanent Supported Housing for the Chronically Homeless. This project provides maximum flexibility in Permanent Supportive Housing options and Chronically Homeless participant mix to meet priorities as determined by the local Rockford, Winnebago, Boone Continuum of Care Gap analysis.
The project leases a mixture of available open market housing units consisting of twelve (12) one bedroom units that are utilized as Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless adults.
This program allows for a focus on specific Chronically Homeless sub-populations in need in the community such as: persons with mental illness, substance abuse problems, or dual diagnosis; veterans; HIV/AIDS.
The program includes professional comprehensive and holistic Case Management services.

Veteran's Transitional Housing
Through a special Veteran's Administration program and private donations, CP was able to purchase a 3-bedroom brick ranch located in a northwest Rockford neighborhood for half the market price. This home provides transitional housing for three honorably discharged homeless Veterans, giving them a safe, secure place to call home, a place to get a fresh start and rebuild their lives here at home in Rockford, Illinois!

Volunteers Requests by Carpenter's Place: Yes. Volunteers may call Mary at (815) 964-4105 ext 203.

Donation Requests by Carpenter's Place: Clothing, cleaning supplies and personal care/hygeine items are always needed.

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