We Are Chicago’s Inner Voice

Celebrating 40 years of building bridges to Self-Reliance

Founded by the Rev. Robert Johnson in 1984. Today, Inner Voice supports people experiencing homelessness in their quest to achieve and maintain enhanced well-being, self-reliance and a place to call home.

Our Services

Inner Voice supports people experiencing or at-risk-of homelessness. Services include emergency, transitional and affordable housing, as well as providing support services, case management and workforce development. Designed to help those we serve achieve and maintain enhanced well-being, we work with our participants to support them on their path toward self-reliance, economic stability and in finding a place to call home.

Our Impact

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Latest News & Success Stories

  • Damarkus has been in our program for just under a year after a period of homelessness. He is now stably housed and couldn’t be more excited. He came to Inner Voice desperate to change his life so that he could have a place to call home. He has done the work required to get placed […]

  • On March 8th, Inner Voice participated in the Fabulous in Fatiques event, hosted by Chicago Vet Center and JBVAMC Women’s Health Program Presents: Fabulous in Fatigues Women Veteran’s Appreciation Event in Honor of International Women’s Day This event celebrates and honors Women Veterans with snacks, refreshments, games and resources that are provided from the Chicago […]

  • Chris came to the Pioneer House in January 2023 with a bag. He had been living in an abandoned building for months. He contacted Inner Voice info line on 01/28/23 and left a message that he was homeless and needed shelter. Fortunately, at the time that he called we had a bed available, and he […]


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