Reverend Robert Johnson

Reverend Robert Johnson

At Inner Voice, we believe that everyone, regardless of their current circumstances, is entitled to have a place to call home, and that with your help, it is possible to end homelessness.

Inner Voice was founded in 1984 by the late Reverend Robert Johnson. Reverend Johnson began attending to the physical needs of individuals experiencing homelessness on the near west side of Chicago where he operated a soup kitchen. He quickly realized that while food was essential to survival, a broader array of services was necessary to help people realize their potential and thrive, thus truly breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness.

Inner Voice supports persons experiencing homelessness in their quest to achieve and maintain enhanced well-being, self-reliance and a place to call home.

Our Approach

Inner Voice programs provide a continuum of care. We meet people where they are, recognizing that individual participants will require different levels of service. Some reach housing stability and improve their life circumstances relatively quickly and are referred to permanent supportive housing. Others require more intense levels of intervention to reach their goals and are often served by one of Inner Voice’s two transitional housing programs and the Chronic Homeless Initiative or the myriad partner agencies that support the overall goal of improving the lives of those experiencing homelessness through stable housing and improved health.