For 45 years, Primo Center has empowered homeless families to become productive, responsible, and independent members of their community.
Holding true to the values of Primo Center’s founder, the late Bishop Quintin Primo, Jr., the organizations’s goal is to create innovative and transformative programming for some of Chicago’s most vulnerable residents: families experiencing homelessness.
Thanks to your generous support, Primo Center is now Chicago’s largest provider of services to homeless families, helping them regain safety, stability and independence.
Our Mission: Empowering families to become productive, responsible, and independent members of their community.
Introducing the Whole New Worlds Podcast
A collaboration between Rivet and Primo Center
Thousands of people are living in Chicago’s homeless shelters. Some of those shelters are run by Primo Center — Primo Center is the largest provider of services and shelter for homeless children and their families in Chicago. They do things a little differently — they don’t kick families out.
Co-hosts Jesse Betend and Ron Brown take you to Primo’s Sangamon shelter to meet the families, hear their stories, and learn how this program is different — and why it’s so successful.
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Interim Housing (2 sites) Permanent Supportive Housing (1 site)
75 permanent supportive/scattered site housing units
330 shelter beds
1100+ people served annually
97% retain stable housing