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

  • When Navy Veteran Jasmine left the Navy in 2016 she had big dreams.  She went to D.C. and received her Bachelors from Howard University in 2021.  She was ready to go!!  But at the end of the pandemic, she moved to Chicago to be closer to her Mom and help her out.  With family health […]

  • John came to Inner Voice in January of this year after more than five years without a home, sometimes living on the street and sometimes staying with friends.  Back in 2015, he had big dreams of working in law enforcement and had obtained two degrees, but he struggled with a leg injury that caused him […]

  • 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 […]


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