Services

Support Services

  • Assessments
  • Advocacy
  • Case Management
  • Counseling (Individual/family)
  • Education Assistance
  • Employment Services
  • Housing Assistance
  • Life Skill Coaching
  • Parent Site Visits /Coaching, as well as referral services for: Physical/Mental Health Services
  • Legal Services
  • LI-HEAP
  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Substance Abuse Services Extended Family Support
  • TANF Assistance

Innovative Supportive Housing

It takes a village to raise children; therefore with advocating on the local, state, and federal levels; Sankofa Intergenerational House was designed to be a vital part of the village especially for grandparents/ kinship caregivers raising children and was dubbed by grandparents as: “Miracle on 12th Street”.  Sankofa House doors opened in 2008 and it’s 1st family was a 73 year old raising her two grandchildren who’re still residents. This 58 unit housing facility is an innovative intergenerational supportive housing facility designed for grandparents/ kinship caregivers raising children and youth aging out of foster care.

Empowerment Programs

  • Daily Computer Lab
  • Weekly Parenting Empowerment Classes
  • Weekly Male Mentoring Support Groups
  • Weekly Anger Management Classes for Men and Women
  • Monthly Grandparent /Kinship Caregivers Raising Children Support Groups
  • Restorative Justice Circles for 16-24 year old Males
  • Healthy Food Demonstrations

For a full list of services and/or referrals, please contact our offices below:

Call today and join us because “It takes a Village to Raise a Child” & Children are the reward of life – African Proverbs

We can be reached at the following:

Sankofa House – Westside Office
4041 W. Roosevelt Road
Chicago, Illinois 60624
Office: (773) 542-9900 Fax: (9790)

Southside Office – F.O.R.U.M.

309 W. 79th St.

Chicago, IL 60620

Office (773) 874-7234 Fax: (7236)

Email: wsafechild@sbcglobal.net

Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday

24 – HOUR; 7 DAYS a Week

HELPLINE

1 (844) 669-5049

Website: www.sankofasafechildinitiative.org