The Magazine Sales Program
StreetWise magazine is an award-winning weekly publication that features stories about homelessness, poverty, injustice, inequality and life in Chicago. It also serves as a platform for people with lived experience to share their stories and their views as writers and more.
The magazine is sold on the streets of Chicago by low-income or homeless vendors. Vendors buy the magazine for $1.15 and sell it for $3.00 plus tips, supporting individual vendor livelihoods. The vendors receive training, ongoing support and incentives to grow their own microbusiness.
StreetWise S.T.E.P Program
This program helps individuals get ready for a job, get a job, and keep a job. We specialize in assisting individuals who are homeless, justice-involved, receiving disability, or veterans, who have employment gaps and other barriers to stable work.
More information or to join the program visit our S.T.E.P. page
S.T.E.P is funded in part by the City of Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.
STREETWISE CENTER AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
StreetWise offers additional resources to vendors and job seekers including:
Office hours: Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
StreetWise Support Services staff work in collaboration with Jane Addams College of Social Work at University of Illinois at Chicago, the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago, and DePaul University. Master of Social Work Candidates work as support services interns throughout the academic year and summer term.