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Project NOW’s Homeless Services Department provides an array of services to individuals
and families living in Rock Island, Mercer and Henry Counties. These services are geared toward creating opportunities for individuals and families to secure permanent housing and create a self-sustaining lifestyle.  The programs are funded primarily by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Illinois Department of Human Services. 

 

 

Transitional Housing

Qualified applicants may be placed in one of Project NOW’s Transitional Housing programs. These programs are geared toward helping the individual or family address the problems that caused them to become homeless.

Additional funding for Project NOW’s Homeless Services Programs comes from the United Way of the Quad Cities, the Rock Island County 708 Mental Health Board and program fees.

Transitional Housing has three main programs:a woman and her son at a picnic bench

  • Transitional Housing for Families
  • Transitional Housing for Youth
  • Sojourner House for Women

Transitional Housing for Families:

  • One Year Program
  • Participants Are Required to Work or Attend School
  • Supportive and Preventative Services
  • Job Coaching to Help Increase Earning Potential
  • Families Are Required to Pay Utilities and Program Fees

Transitional Housing for Youth:

  • Participants Are Between the Ages of 16 to 21
  • Program Participation Can Be as Long as 2 Years
  • Participants Are Required to Work or Attend School
  • Supportive and Preventive Services
  • Skills to Be a Responsible Tenant and Community Member
  • Individuals Are Required to Pay Utilities and Program Fees

Sojourner House for Womena woman doing laundry

  • Boarding House Environment
  • Program Participation Can Be as Long as 2 Years
  • Participants Are Required to Work or Attend School
  • Supportive and Preventive Services
  • Job Coaching to Help Increase Earning Potential

For information on Project NOW’s traditional property rentals please click here.

For information on Project NOW’s Homebuyer Assistance/Maintenance programs please click here.

Supportive Housing Services:

Project NOW assists families and individuals connect to the information and services they need to keep their homes and apartments. Some of the ways we can help include helping clients connect to medical assistance, utility assistance and transportation assistance. Outreach workers/case managers work hand in hand with other community programs to help our clients get the help they need. Individuals or families who have already lost their homes, for instance, may be given the name and address of a local shelter(s) to take care of their most immediate need for housing.

Project NOW also helps clients access Housing Authority/Rental Information. In some circumstances, clients may be directly assisted with a rental payment or deposit to ensure that they will be able to maintain their current living situation.

As part of Project NOW’s commitment to fighting and ending the conditions which cause homelessness, we are the lead agency in the Northwestern Illinois Continuum of Care.

The Continuum, covering a region of fifteen (15) counties in Illinois, is comprised of housing, social service, and employment partners in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

 

 

a link to the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies websitea link to the United Way of the Quad Cities Area website