Chicago, Illinois

Youth Shelters:

The Night Ministry

  • 4711 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640

  • Phone: (773) 784-9000 

  • Offers various programs, the Crib is an overnight youth shelter for people age 18-24 that addresses immediate housing needs. Our 120-Day Interim program offers longer-term, housing and social services for homeless youth. Our Response-Ability Pregnant and Parenting Program (RAPPP) is an 8-bed, 8-crib interim shelter and supportive services program for homeless, runaway, and/or lockout pregnant or parenting teen moms, ages 14-19. They also offer a Transitional Living Program for 18-21 years’ old who are not wards of the state.

 

La Casa Norte

  • Two Locations:

    • Logan Square Emergency Beds Program (1940 N California Chicago, IL, 60647)

    • Back of the Yards Emergency Beds Program (1736 W. 47th St. Chicago, IL, 60609)

  • Phone: (773) 276-4900

  • La Casa Norte offers emergency shelter beds on the west and south sides of the city. These programs are open to all genders, ages 18-24 and provide overnight shelter on a first-come, first-serve and night-by-night basis. Youth receive both dinner and breakfast during their stay. Offers transitional living housing to male-identified youth ages 16-20 who are experiencing homelessness. Residents can live at Solid Ground for up to two years or until their 21st birthday.

 

Neon Street Dorms

  • 4506 North Sheridan Road Chicago IL 60640

  • Phone: (773) 336-6740

  • Neon Street Dorms offers a nurturing and safe place to stay with access to health care and mental health services, they also help residents gain critical life skills so they can get a job, learn to budget and save, and live independent and financially secure lives.

 

TLP Chicago

  • 162 W. Hubbard St. Suite 400 Chicago, IL 60654

  • Phone: (312) 568-5700

  • TLP offers a comprehensive continuum of services to young people between the ages of 14 to 24 who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness. Our services provide youth with all the tools and support they need to succeed: stable housing; access to employment and education opportunities; primary and mental health care; lasting connections with caring adults; and the skills to live a healthy and independent life.

 

Safe Harbour Emergency Shelter

  • 1440 Renaissance Dr., Ste. 240 Park Ridge, IL 60068

  • Phone: (847) 297-8540

  • Shelter program works with girls and their families to stabilize their situations and ensure that they receive necessary services. The Shelter program prevents family violence and child abuse by providing crisis intervention and conflict resolution designed to strengthen the ability of youth and families to engage, feel supported, see progress and come to a resolution. 

 

Ujima Village Shelter

  • 7320 S Yale Ave, Chicago, IL 60621

  • Phone: (773) 891-1365

  • Provides emergency shelter and basic needs for up to 24 youth, ages 18-24, nightly. It is the only emergency shelter for young people located on the Southside of Chicago.

 

Harmony Village

  • 7923 S. Maryland Ave. Chicago, Il 60619

  • Phone: (773) 783-9200

  • The Harmony Village Transitional Living Program provides housing in apartments with on-site supportive services for 56 homeless youth and their children.

 

Emergency Shelters:

A Safe Haven

  • 2750 West Roosevelt Road Chicago, IL 60608

  • Phone: (773) 435-8300

  • Operates as a transitional housing facility with the capacity of 406 beds for 210 men, 69 women, and 127 children. Residents have access to meals, healthcare, laundry facilities, and a computer lab; they are provided case management services, housing, and meals. The length of stay may vary depending on an individual’s progress and needs.

 

Franciscan House

  • 2715 W. Harrison Street

  • Phone: (773) 278-6724

  • Franciscan House is a 257-bed shelter with separate men’s and women’s dorms. Provides their residents with a safe and drug-free environment including breakfast and dinner, showers, health care personnel, and access mental health workers.

 

You Can Make It

  • 5200 S. Morgan St. Chicago, IL 60609

  • Phone: (773) 890-9681

  • You Can Make It has 120 beds available to homeless men, women and children on any given night.

 

Lincoln Park Community Shelter

  • 600 W. Fullerton Parkway Chicago, IL 60614

  • Phone: (773) 549-6111

  • Provides a safe living space to 35 Guests each night year-round; 24 men and 11 women.

 

Women (and Children):

Pacific Garden Mission

  • 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago IL 60607

  • Phone: (312) 492-9410

  • Each woman is interviewed by a counselor to determine his individual need. At the conclusion of the interview, she is provided with information regarding meals, overnight accommodations, and the possibility of obtaining clothing and medical assistance. She is then provided a shower, clean sleepwear, and a comfortable bunk in which to sleep.

 

Deborah’s Place

  • 2822 W Jackson Blvd. Chicago, IL 60612

  • Phone: (773) 722-5080

  • Offers permanent supportive housing (long term), interim housing (short term), and a safe haven (chronic homelessness and mental illness). They use Housing First model, harm reduction approach, and trauma-informed services.

 

Clara’s House

  • 1650 West 63rd Street, Chicago, IL 60636

  • Phone: (773) 778-2811

  • The shelter provides the safety and nutrition with the focus on empowering women through education, healthcare and job skills with a goal of getting mothers on solid ground and able to provide a household within which their children can thrive upon leaving the shelter. Programs offered meet basic needs for employment, housing, health care, and education through training and projects directed at advocacy, social services, empowerment, and self-awareness.

 

Cornerstone Community Outreach- Naomi House Shelter for Single Women

  • 4628 North Clifton Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640

  • Phone: (773) 506-6396

  • Naomi House began provides shelter for 80 single women. Women sheltered at Naomi receive “wrap-around services” which include, personalized case management, referrals, and advocacy from CCO staff and partner agencies.

 

Cornerstone Community Outreach- Hannah House

  • 4628 North Clifton Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640

  • Phone: (773) 506-6396

  • Offers housing to six mothers with children (boys under 10 years old). Provides case management, food, shelter, and mental health services.

 

Primo Center

  • 115 North Parkside Ave. Chicago, IL 60644

  • Phone: (773) 379- 1112

  • Provides 184 units of shelter and 90 units of permanent housing; trauma-informed wraparound mental health services; early childhood services; a violence prevention program for at-risk youth in schools and community centers; and integrated health care, which matches physical health with behavioral health care homes.

 

St. Martin de Porres House of Hope

  • 6423 South Woodlawn Avenue Chicago, IL 60637-3817

  • Phone: (773) 643-5843

  • St. Martin de Porres House of Hope provides a safe and structured community living environment for women and children to recover from substance abuse addiction for a minimum of 12 months.

 

Sarah’s Circle

  • 4838 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, IL 60640

  • Phone: (773) 728-1991

  • Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Provides life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social service.

 

Men:

San Jose Obrero Mission- Men in Crisis

  • 1856 South Loomis Chicago, IL 60608

  • Phone: (312) 243-4347

  • Men in Crisis (MIC) is located in Pilsen and offers 40 beds for single men 18 and older. Each man receives a bunk bed assignment and locker to secure his belongings. The facility has a computer lab and laundry facilities. Offers case management, employment, and housing programs and skill classes. Men can live there for up to 120 days. Provides AA meetings for those who want to attend.

 

Pacific Garden Mission

  • 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago IL 60607

  • Phone: (312) 492-9410

  • Each man is interviewed by a counselor to determine his individual need. At the conclusion of the interview, he is provided with information regarding meals, overnight accommodations, and the possibility of obtaining clothing and medical assistance. He is then provided a shower, clean sleepwear, and a comfortable bunk in which to sleep.

 

Cornerstone Community Outreach- Epworth Shelter for Single Men

  • 4628 North Clifton Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640

  • Phone: (773) 506-6396

  • Epworth Shelter is located a mile north of our CCO buildings and provides shelter for 65 single men each night. Men sheltered at Epworth receive “wrap-around services” which include, personalized case management, referrals, and advocacy from CCO staff and partner agencies.

 

A Little Bit of Heaven Shelter

  • 11321 S. Wentworth Chicago, IL, 60628

  • Phone: (773) 264-5332

  • Provides case management, vital document assistance, NA/AA counseling, job and training referrals, adult literacy program, and emergency shelter for men.

 

Families:

San Jose Obrero Mission- Families in Crisis

  • 1856 South Loomis Chicago, IL 60608

  • Phone: (312) 243-4347

  • Families in Crisis (FIC) is located in Little Village, offers 10 beds for single women and 40 beds for families. It is equipped with a computer lab, children’s computer learning center and laundry facilities. Offers case management, employment, and housing programs and skill classes.

 

La Posada

  • 1343 N California Ave. Chicago, IL 60622

  • Phone: (773) 645-2300

  • La Posada’s main goal is to restore families who are experiencing homelessness to stable and permanent living situations by providing interim housing for up to 120 days. In addition to housing, La Posada provides case management and support services to identify each family's strengths and needs.

 

Cornerstone Community Outreach- Sylvia Center for Families

  • 4615 North Clifton Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60640

  • Phone: (773) 506-6396

  • Offers a 120-day program for parents with children up to 18 years old. Offers assistance in finding housing and employment, obtaining identification, and getting referrals for healthcare and other basic needs.

 

The Ark Sarnoff Levin Residence

  • 6450 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60645

  • Phone: (773) 973-1000

  • For homeless Jewish families and individuals in Chicagoland, provides short-term (up to 120 days) housing and supportive services in order to stabilize their lives and prepare them for the transition into permanent housing.

 

Food Banks:

Preston Bradley Center

  • 941 W Lawrence Ave 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640

  • Phone: (773) 784-6633

  • Provides hot meal on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.

 

New Seed Pantry

  • 4716 N Malden St, Chicago, IL 60640

  • Phone: (312) 450-5021

  • Food pantry open the last two Sundays: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

 

Care for Real

  • 5341 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60640

  • Phone: (773) 769-6182

  • Food pantry open from Monday, Wednesday: 9am-12pm; Friday: 9am-12pm and 3pm-5pm; Saturday: 9am-1pm.

 

Warming Centers:

City Warming Centers

  • The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) operates six Warming Centers during work weekdays when temperatures dip below 32 degrees.

    • Englewood Center (1140 W. 79th Street Chicago, IL 60620)

    • Garfield Center (10 S. Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL 60612)

    • King Center (4314 S. Cottage Grove Chicago, IL 60653)

    • North Area (845 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640)

    • South Chicago (8650 S. Commercial Ave. Chicago, IL 60617)

    • Trina Davila (4300 W. North Ave. Chicago, IL 60639)

 

Clinic/HIV/STD Testing:

Pacific Garden Mission

  • 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago IL 60607

  • Phone: (312) 492-9410

  • Guests who come to the clinic pay nothing for the care they receive. They treat men, women and children with health conditions range from the common cold to terminal diseases, including AIDS. They offer prescriptions, vision, blood tests, podiatry, emotional and mental counseling.

 

Center on Halstead

  • 3656 N. Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60613 

  • Phone: (773) 472-6469

  • Free HIV testing on a walk-in basis Wednesdays from 4:00–8:00 p.m., last client taken at 7:30 p.m. No appointments are necessary. Referrals can also be made for HIV medical care.

 

Community Health

  • 2611 W. Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

  • Phone: (773) 395-9900

  • Primary care doctors and specialty doctors.

 

Norma Jean Sanders

  • 1049 E. 46th St. Chicago, IL - 60653

  • Phone: (773) 285-5902

  • Clinic provides basic health assessments, health education, spiritual support, direct medical care.

 

Northstar Medical Center

  • 2835 Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL - 60657

  • Phone: (773) 296-2400

  • Free STD testing.

 

Domestic Violence Shelters:

Apna Ghar

  • Phone: (773) 883-4663

  • ​Apna Ghar provides holistic services and conducts advocacy across immigrant communities to end gender violence.

 

Between Friends

  • Phone: (773) 274-5232

  • Finds placement for domestic violence survivors.

 

Greenhouse Shelter

  • Phone: (773) 489-9081

  • Open 24-hours a day, 365 days a year, the shelter has 42 beds and operates at full capacity year round. The shelter provides core domestic violence services including: a 24-hour crisis phone line (hotline) and counseling services; safe refuge; safety planning; court advocacy; individual and group counseling for women and children; life skills development and referrals.

 

Rosenthal Family Lodge

  • Phone: (773) 375-8400

  • Offers survivors of domestic violence housing, advocacy, crisis intervention, legal services, medical assistance, substance abuse, and children’s programs.

 

House of the Good Shepherd

  • Phone: (773) 935-3434

  • Promotes healing and recovery for the mothers and children we serve, enables the women to develop independence and self-sufficiency, and empowers the women to break the cycle of abuse. House of the Good Shepherd provides our participants access to one of 14 private, on-site family apartments, rather than in a communal setting. 

Veterans:

A Safe Haven

  • 2750 W Roosevelt Rd, Chicago, IL 60608

  • Phone: (773) 435-8300

  • A Safe Haven has offered three types of Veteran housing based on individual need, assessment and eligibility, including transitional housing, per diem housing and permanent affordable housing. Veterans have access to the appropriate level of housing which may include full wrap-around services; supportive housing and employment services; to independent permanent affordable housing.

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