A new $2 million home for the homeless who are living with HIV and/or AIDS opened Saturday on Chicago's North Side.
Mayor Daley, joined by 46th Ward Alderman Helen Shiller, cut a ribbon to officially open the Chicago House Fred Woods home (in the 4600 block of Beacon), equipped with two computer rooms for residents and their children. In addition to offering living quarters, the home will provide tutoring and after-school programs.
In 1992, Mayor Daley also opened a Chicago House residence that was the first in the Midwest for people with AIDS.
Update: A reader sends us a photo of the Fred Woods Home as seen today. The section on the left is the new addition christened yesterday by Mayor Daley and Ald. Shiller.