Bryce Downey & Lenkov recently had the opportunity to spend time with members of The Boulevard, a local homeless shelter. Attorneys and staff participated in The Boulevard’s “Share-A-Meal” program, serving hot food to the shelter’s 64 residents. Once food was prepped and served, volunteers sat and conversed with residents over dinner and toured the facility.
Many of The Boulevard’s residents are those scheduled to be discharged from a hospital, with nowhere to go. The Boulevard provides medical respite care—including physical and behavioral health—housing services and employment assistance to homeless adults.
They aim to break the cycle of homelessness, restore their health and rebuild their lives by transitioning residents into stable housing. It is currently the only organization in Chicago that provides a full range of resources for homeless adults with medical injuries.