COVID 19 Update

In response to the COVID 19 Pandemic and various Illinois Executive Orders issued by Governor JB Pritzker, Fifth Street Renaissance staff are working remotely to serve our housing clients and ensure that they are safe, healthy, and continuing progress towards their various, individualized goals.  We are also providing food and nutritional supplements to all program participants in our Transitional Housing, Affordable Housing, and Permanent Supportive Housing Programs.  In addition, nearly all of our other programs continue to operate but are being conducted via telephone and minimal, controlled face to face contact.  We find it imperative, to the extent possible, to continue serving the most vulnerable members of our community and the state of Illinois.

The financial burden of this situation is already causing concern.  The amount of food purchased to keep all our residents supplied, the extra expense of staff working from home and meeting various compliance requirements (locking file storage, VPNs), maintaining supplies for the enhanced cleaning/sanitation regimens at all of our facilities, etc are taxing the slim margins of operations within our budget.

Please understand that due to social distancing practices you are free to drop off donations at our main office (1315 North 5th Street), but you will not be able to enter the building and no one will greet you there.  Please leave your donation on the back ramp and call the number listed on the door.  Someone will come out to get your donation.

We encourage all of our neighbors to do what they can from the comfort of their own home to comply with Governor Pritzker’s instructions to “Stay at Home” while helping those less fortunate who do not have that luxury.

We need monetary donations to support these unexpected expenses for our clients. Checks made out to FSR can be sent to P.O. Box 5181, Springfield, Illinois 62705 or you can donate via PayPal by clicking the yellow Donate button below.