The Ark - Sarnoff Levin Residence

6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

773-973-1000 Visit Website Donate Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: transitional housing, homeless, shelter,jewish community

General Information:
Transitional Housing The Sarnoff Levin Residence for the Homeless provides temporary (up to 120 day stay) housing, kosher food and a complete array of supportive services for homeless families and individuals. Supportive social workers meet with clients to help them recover from the trauma of homelessness and create a plan for regaining financial stability. With bright, clean rooms, nutritious meals and holiday celebrations, the Residence serves as a "home away from home"—a source of shelter, tangible support and the warmth of a caring Jewish community.


Helpful Definitions For The Ark - Sarnoff Levin Residence:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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