Our History

Founded in 1984, Featherfist was established with the mission to eliminate homelessness by giving 'power and purpose' to the homeless community by assisting them in their advancement toward self-sufficiency and self-determination.

Featherfist's qualified case managers conduct extensive outreach citywide,crisis intervention for homeless men, women, children and those at risk of becoming homeless. In partnership with housing developers, Featherfist maintains direct access to transitional housing units where clients are assisted in developing a supportive service plan to prepare for and provide access to permanent housing. Featherfist boasts a skilled and dedicated staff specializing in supportive and permanent housing services, employment and training, veterans’ affairs, substance abuse and comprehensive case management, and works with a community network of diverse agencies to provide long-term counseling and supportive services.

Our Mission

At Featherfist, our mission is to give "Power and Purpose" to those in the homeless community by assisting them in their advancement toward self-sufficiency, residential stability, and self-determination.

Since we realize that shelter is not enough, we expand our services to include a full range of social service networks. With the help of many referral agencies who focus on transitional housing, rehabilitation, mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment, and many other programs and offerings, we are able to meet the myriad demands of retraining, rehabilitating, and assisting our clients re-enter the mainstream society.

We believe that those persons who require assistance to be self-reliant, whether mentally or physically, should have the opportunities that will allow them to function as self-sufficient, independent, and productive members of society.

Sponsors & Partners

Featherfist has established a community network of referral agencies to provide additional services to assist our participants in achieving self-sufficiency and permanent housing. Read More

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Local Resources

Alexian Brothers

Chicago Park District

City Colleges of Chicago

Chicago Transit Authority

Chicago Housing Authority

Featherfist | 2255 East 75th Street | Chicago IL 60649 |