The Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program recently received nine new dressers from Knothead Furniture Company—Landon Bone Baker’s stylish yet simple custom furniture line. Each Knothead piece is built upon order and constructed from fine 12-ply birch and cabinet grade birch plywood. Colors and finishes can be personalized to suit the client’s needs. At Solid Ground, several residents participated in moving their ‘Simple Dresser’ order from the rear courtyard to the residential floors—The first test of durability and strength!
LaCasa Norte provides temporary housing for up to 16 homeless male youth at Solid Ground, Chicago’s first bilingual, male-intentional supportive housing program for homeless youth, ages 16-21. These youth have their own private room with shared common space, including a kitchen, dining room, community and workout room and computer lab. Solid Ground provides support services for life skill training, education, mentoring, employment services and therapy. Landon Bone Baker completed the gut rehab and addition to the building in 2007 and continues to work with LaCasa Norte on housing and support services projects.