North Side Housing and Supportive Services
North Side Housing and Supportive Services is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1983, serving men and women who are homeless or formerly homeless.Respect and empathy are as important in rebuilding lives as food, shelter and supportive service. Dedicated staff and volunteers empower the men and women with the skills and motivation. NSHSS does all in its power to educate the community on homeless issues, and advocate for change to improve situations for people suffering the indignity of homelessness. The goal is to eradicate the conditions of homelessness from society.
North Side's mission is to end homelessness by providing housing and comprehensive supportive services.
In 1983, members of three congregations along with other Lakeview citizens, who were concerned about the societal issue of homelessness in their community, started an overnight, emergency shelter located at Lake View Lutheran Church and Wellington Ave. United Church in the Lakeview Community.