What is LifeHouse Group?
LifeHouse Group provides care and resources for paroled male adults in a supportive community. Our programs address all aspects of the re-entry process, and we provide our residents with the skills necessary to be successful in the next stage of their lives. We ask our residents to commit to a minimum 60-day stay at our facility, and our residents typically spend an average of 90 days at with us before re-entering their communities. Our goal is to provide a successful path forward for formerly incarcerated men to reintegrate into society with appropriate work and life skills, thereby reducing the rate of recidivism.
Our facility is located at 14127 Leavitt Avenue in Dixmoor, Illinois, less than 20 miles south of the Chicago Loop. The 42,000 square foot building, which was built in 2002 and refurbished in 2019, sits on four acres and can house up to 220 residents. The building includes a full-size commercial kitchen and dining area, offices for medical and behavioral specialists, classrooms, a computer lab, a 3D printing lab, a sewing lab, an outside recreation area, an exercise room, common areas and residential units, a secure reception area, and state-of-the-art 24-hour security.
Our services are grouped into four key areas, and they are designed to significantly improve the odds of successful re-entry for our residents. They currently include:
1. Housing and Life Skills
Safe, stable living quarters, including a bed and a place for your personal belongings
Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
Transitional and permanent housing assistance
Life skills training, including non-violence seminars, nutritional cooking programs and financial literacy programs
2. Physical and Mental Health Care
Individual case management, including an initial risk and needs assessment
On- and off-site physical and mental health care, including pharmaceutical services
Behavioral therapy, including cognitive therapy and substance abuse programs
3. Educational assistance, including access to accredited
educational programs, both on-site and at local colleges.
4. Job training and job placement assistance
Occupational skill and job training, including entrepreneurial and small business development programs
Temporary and permanent job placement assistance
You can learn more about our services on the Services and Partners page of our website.