There are many homeless services in the Chicago, IL region, including shelters of all types, bathing facilities, and mail facilities. And, if you want to help, there are also volunteer opportunities available.
The mission of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter is to bring the community together to empower homeless men and women to make life changes.
Created in 2000 and administered by members St. Vincent de Paul Parish, the LPCS adopted the One on One Program in February 2005. The One on One Program provides direct financial assistance to people moving out of homelessness and into permanent housing by partially supporting a security deposit or rent payment. The goal of the One on One Program is to help qualified, motivated homeless applicants to obtain semi- or permanent housing. Participation in the One on One Program is open to LPCS guests and clients from other interim housing programs, and includes attendance at a series of classes aimed at building life skills such as decision-making and budgeting. After completing the classes, a participant is eligible to apply for the housing grant once they have obtained steady employment and identified affordable housing.Program:Interim Housing CommunityBudget: $125,887Category: HousingPopulation Served: Adults
Program Description: The Interim Housing Community serves up to 35 guests each night year-round - 24 men and 11 women. In addition to meals and safe living space, the Interim Housing Community provides storage space, showers, and laundry facilities for guests. The average length of stay is three months, although there is no time limit as long as guests are making progress toward their goals. Last year, the LPCS provided safe, structured interim housing and three nutritious meals per day to over 260 guests.Program:On Track ProgramBudget: $101,879Category: Human ServicesPopulation Served: Adults
All guests of the Interim Housing Community are also enrolled in the On Track Program. The On Track Program challenges guests to address the reasons for homelessness and barriers to self-sufficiency by setting general guidelines along each Track. The On Track Program allows guests to see beyond the present and beyond immediate, basic needs to planning for the future, one in which the cycle of homelessness is broken.
Designed to address individual needs, each guest selects from the following Tracks, which indicate the primary goals a person will be working on while a guest of the LPCS. Many guests choose more than one Track.
Track 1: Addictions Recovery
Track 2: Mental & Physical Health
Track 3: Employment & Education
The goal of each guest is to return to self-sufficiency through improved social functioning and independent living. Each Track has measurable outcomes, and includes assessment, goal-setting, referrals, educational groups tailored to each Track, advocacy and follow-up for each guest.
The On Track Program offers many services to help achieve these goals:
Intensive Case Management provides referrals to job training, substance abuse treatment, and
mental health services.
Daily group activities, support groups, and classes, providing educational and personal enhancement opportunities to guests. Group activities promote a healthy community, and include daily educational and support groups on topics including job search, healthy lifestyles, and daily living skills enhancement.
Medical and mental health evaluations, and referrals to treatment as needed.
The opportunitiy to give back to the larger community through volunteer service: Guests in Volunteer Experience (GIVE).
Savings Program, in which each guest must save a percentage of income towards future housing.
Technical Services that aid guests in job search, including use of mailing address, computers, telephone, and fax machines.
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Franciscan Outreach, Marquard Center
1645 W Le Moyne St Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 278-6724
Homeless Family Reunification Services for Homeless Youth, Internet Based Crisis Intervention for Homeless Youth, Runaway Prevention Programs, Runaway/Homeless Youth Hotlines, Specialized Information and Referral for Homeless Youth, Transportation Expense Assistance for Homeless Youth
24 hours daily
Runaway youth (age 12-21), their family and friends
The mission of the Institute of Women Today is twofold: to provide interim housing for homeless women and their children and to provide experiences that empower, mentor, and support women so they can achieve their highest potential. IWT operates Maria Shelter, a 50-bed transitional shelter for homeless women and their children, and the Vincennes Senior Center, which offers senior citizens a place to socialize, enjoy a nutritious meal, and learn new skills. Both facilities are located in the Englewood community of Chicago, one of the most economically deprived areas of Chicago.
MARIA SHELTER- 30 BED TRANSITIONAL SHELTER FOR HOMELESS WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN. ALSO PROVIDES COUNSELING, NURSING, BASIC EDUCATION AND PARENTING CLASSES.Program:Budget: NaNCategory: Population Served:
Program Description: CASA NOTR DAME - 20 ROOM EXTENDED SAY FACILITY FOR HOMELESS WOMENProgram:Budget: $48,228Category: Population Served:
Program Description: VINCINNES SENIOR CENTER - PROVIDES MEETINGS PLACE ACTIVITIES FOR SENIOR CITIZENS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO.
An ecumenical and community endeavor which recognizes the dignity, uniqueness, goodness, and giftedness of all persons, SWCP is impelled to help homeless persons and those at risk of becoming homeless. An ecumenical and community endeavor which recognizes the dignity, uniqueness, goodness, and giftedness of all persons, PADS is impelled by the Gospel challenge to feed the hungry and minister to the poor. Products They seek to: Provide emergency shelter, food, clothing, and referrals for additional assistance to persons who are homeless. Prevent homelessness in their community by providing immediate referral assistance to persons facing a housing crisis. Make the wider community aware of the plight of people who are homeless and the need for advocacy on their behalf. An ecumenical and community endeavor which recognizes the dignity, uniqueness, goodness, and giftedness of all persons, PADS is impelled by the Gospel challenge to feed the hungry and minister to the poor. Products They seek to: Provide emergency shelter, food, clothing, and referrals for additional assistance to persons who are homeless. Prevent homelessness in their community by providing immediate referral assistance to persons facing a housing crisis. Make the wider community aware of the plight of people who are homeless and the need for advocacy on their behalf.
Case Management: Two full-time case managers meet one-on-one to set and meet short- and long-term steps to greater self-sufficiency, such as enrollment in substance abuse treatment, job training. 700 adults use this important service each year. Homeless Prevention: 60 families(178 persons)
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Maryville Crisis Nursery
4015 N Oak Park Ave Chicago, IL 60634 (773) 205-3600
Provides short term emergency shelter for children newborn through age five Families use the program on a voluntary basis, knowing that their children will be safe and secure while they are dealing with crisis While staying with us at the nursery, children are cared for in a nurturing environment and are provided a safe haven from experiences and environments that could harm them Families receive support through crisis interventions, counseling and referrals to community resources This is the only such facility in the Chicagoland area 24 Hour Help Line, 773-205-3637.
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1440 Renaissance Dr Park Ridge, IL 60068 (847) 297-8540
The Harbour provides essential services to homeless, runaway, locked out and neglected adolescent girls ages 12-21 in the north and northwest suburbs of Cook County ** Emergency Shelter is provided for girls ages 12-21 and includes crisis intervention and comprehensive services Girls need to be from the north and northwest suburbs of Cook County. The Harbour will provide emergency shelter only to out-of-state homeless female youth. **The Transitional Living Program provides longer-term housing to girls ages 16-21 along with supportive services while the girls complete high school, work part-time, learn independent skills and plan for their future The Independent Living Program offers homeless youth, ages 17-21 help securing housing in their own or shared apartments, through start-up funds and a decreasing rent subsidy while they are working toward economic independence **The Successful Teens, Effective Parents (STEPS)program gives pregnant and parenting youth ages 17-21 with financial assistance and intensive social services targeted toward their unique needs Youth receive counseling, training in independent living skills, care for their children, educational and vocational support and case management while they are learning skills to achieve economic self-sufficiency. **These supportive programs are limited to youth from these townships in Cook County: Evanston, Niles, New Trier, Northfield, Maine, Wheeling, Schaumburg, Palatine, Hanover, Barrington, Leydon, and Elk Grove.
Business Office hours 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday. Hotline: 24 hour 7 days per week.
No current addictions, no sexual offenders or violent offenders. Referral or parent permission is required for youth 17 and under within 24 hours. The transitional housing programs are limited to youth from north and northwest suburban Cook County.
Hamdard Center for Health and Human Services dedicated to serving South Asian, Middle Eastern and Bosnian communities in Illinois is an agency providing assistance to victims of domestic violence and to others in need in the local community. Primary services include a 24-hour crisis line, up to six months of emergency shelter for abused women and their dependent children including boys up to age 12, a transitional shelter program available for up to 2 years, and counseling and advocacy for abused women Partner Abuse Intervention services are also available for abusers Additional services include information and referral, case management, counseling, psychiatric services, and elderly abuse reporting. Hamdard Center in Addison specializes in the South Asian community The Center is a member program of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. ** Services provided in English and South Asian Languages.
9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday;
Saturday by appointment; 24-hour crisis line
Open to all needing our services.
Call for an appointment.
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1616 N Arlington Heights Rd Arlington Heights, IL 60004 (847) 255-8060
Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit child welfare agency that protects abused and neglected children and adolescents by providing foster care, emergency and longer term group home services in a safe and caring environment Our Healthy Families Program provides home visits to first-time parents emphasizing child's well being and positive parenting Increased public awareness concerning child abuse, neglect and other social problems directly impacting children and their families is accomplished through our Community Education Program.