The Rock Enterprises And Development Corporation (T.R.E.A.D.) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting homeless, low-income individuals and returning citizens with the rebuilding of their lives. The Life Restored Resource Center serves as a source of transformation for our clients. T.R.E.A.D. was birthed out of the closure of at least 9 shelters on the South Side of Chicago in 2012 and the loss of over 300 shelter beds that same year. With those closings went many of the ongoing assessment and referral services, enrichment programs and employment training opportunities offered to the homeless on the South Side, particularly in the West Pullman and Roseland Communities. The Life Restored Resource Center offers many of those services through the valuable resources it has acquired, based on the needs of our clients.
Our life skills programs are focused on workforce development and include components to address financial literacy, job training and support groups (i.e., increasing self-esteem, domestic violence survivors, and emotional wellness). The Life Restored Resource Center offers referrals to partnering organizations for substance abuse, anger management, and HIV/AIDS counseling. These life skills programs enable our clients to eventually procure employment, sustaining themselves and their families, thus emerging from a lifestyle of impoverishment.