I recently saw an NBC5 Chicago piece on the 10 o'clock news. I am currently signed up to volunteer for the organization and their upcoming initiative in October to end homelessness in Chicago. I never knew the shocking statistics how how many are homeless without ANY form of shelter at all in this city. Over 6,000 are homeless, but over 1,200 individuals have absolute no shelter at all. To me, the most outstanding accomplishment of RSSI is that they have do not just find homeless individuals shelter or give them food for the time being. They provide both shelter and housing as well as mental support, jobs and more. The individual mentioned in the news story had lived on the streets for something like 18 years... How could someone adjust to a new lifestyle without mental and job support? The fact that RSSI covers many bases with their services is extremely impressive and respectable.