Demographics

Future Residential Alternatives is located in the south suburbs of Chicago. This area  is  an  underserved  community  that  is  benefiting  from  having  a  social development program such as the Future Residential Alternative. The lack of resources available to the area can be seen through the following statistical data:

  • A majority of the residents were previously homeless
  • The average women has at least one child
  • 95% are or were chemically dependent
  • 17% have undergraduate coursework
  • 85% are African-American
  • 80% have children (but generally no custody)
  • 6% are H.I.V. positive-generally a result of their drug addiction
  • 7% are Hepatitis C positive-generally a result of their drug addiction
  • 22% were at one time prostitutes
  • 20% have been in incarcerated