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Billy's House

Billy’s House is the Phoenix Center’s housing program for homeless men and women who are HIV+. Many people who are homeless are wondering where they might get their next meal, where they will sleep, and they are worrying about how to stay safe. Many facilities are not welcoming to those who are HIV+. These stressors, along with substance abuse issues, lack of medical care, mental health issues, and poor nutrition are what make this safe, supportive housing program so needed. The goal of this program is to link clients to medical and mental health services, substance abuse treatment, education, work, disability – whatever their needs are and to make appropriate referrals.


PC3 (Phoenix Center, People Centered, Pride Centered) is a housing program for LGBT individuals. Maybe you are living in an unsupportive environment or an abusive place, maybe you are being harassed at a local shelter, or maybe you just have no place to turn. We will link you to needed referrals and provide case management to help you gain independence.


To apply for either housing program, you can call 217-528-5253 for an intake screening or have a case manager, social worker, or other professional contact us on your behalf. There will be a review of the information provided to determine if our housing is the right fit.

Ruth Ellis Housing Project

Ruth Ellis Housing Project 

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