Chicago, Illinois Shelter List

We provide a directory of shelters that provide assistance to the homeless. We do not directly provide aid ourselves, but provide local resources for you to find. Most major U.S. cities including Chicago, Illinois, offer some type of shelter for persons in need. There are also thousands of local non-profit organizations that offer help We currently have listed all of the shelters we could find in Chicago. We constantly are finding new shelters, sign-up here to receive an email alert as soon as we locate any new shelters in Chicago.

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The Ark

The Ark
6450 North Califormia Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645
(773) 973-1000
The ARK provides free social and medical services to help distressed members of their Chicagoland Jewish family return to self-reliance. Hours: mon. and Weds., 9-7:30; Tues. and Thurs., 9-5; Fri., 9-2

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New Life Interim Housing and Shelter

New Life Interim Housing and Shelter
7632 N. Paulina Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 743-3859
Transitional living and shelter for homeless intact families. 36-bed shelter that provides a safe, warm environment for women, children, and families for up to 120 days.

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A Safe Haven Foundation for Women and Children

A Safe Haven Foundation for Women and Children
2750 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(773) 435-8300
A Safe Haven helps people aspire, transform, and sustain their lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose. A Safe Haven provides the tools for each individual to overcome the root causes of homelessness through a holistic, scalable model. A Safe Haven's visible social

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Franciscan Outreach

Franciscan Outreach
2715 W. Harrison St.
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 265-6683
Franciscan Outreach's purpose is to provide healthy meals, safe shelter and critical services that affirm the dignity of men and women who are marginalized and homeless and empower them to gain the stability they need to transition into permanent housing.

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Cornerstone Community Outreach

Cornerstone Community Outreach
4628 N Clifton Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-8163
The Cornerstone Community Outreach mission at Cornerstone is to help people recover from the hardships of homelessness with dignity

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You Can Make It - Family Shelter

You Can Make It - Family Shelter
5050-5052 S. laflin
Chicago, IL 60609
(773) 890-9681
Jacqueline Kennedy, the Executive Director, and Founder has over 20 years of experience serving the homeless population.  She began providing motivational speeches, workshops and individual counseling sessions to homeless women at a not-for-profit organization in 1994. She playe

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The Boulevard

The Boulevard
3465 W Franklin Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 533-6013
The Boulevard: The Road to Health and Home (formerly Interfaith House) is a 64-bed interim housing respite care center, provides individual case management, support services, behavioral health assistance and counseling and educational sessions.

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Northside Housing and Supportive Services

Northside Housing and Supportive Services
941 W. Lawrence
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 244-6401
Their mission is to end homelessness in the lives of individuals by providing housing and comprehensive supportive services. They also strive to eradicate the conditions that cause, contribute to and exacerbate homelessness.

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A Little Bit of Heaven Homeless Mens Overnight Shelter

A Little Bit of Heaven Homeless Mens Overnight Shelter
11321 South Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 264-5332
A Little Bit of Heaven Emergency Overnight Shelter is an adult male shelter which provides a safe, clean environment to rest, food, clothing and referrals.

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San Jose Obrero Mission - Family Intervention Center

San Jose Obrero Mission - Family Intervention Center
1856 South Loomis
Chicago, IL 60623
(312) 243-4347
San Jose Obrero Mission is a safe haven for families, women and children and men as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term. Their individualized approach equips clients with the tools needed to gain lasting independence. By providing safe, interim ho

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Cornerstone Community Outreach-Jireh House

Cornerstone Community Outreach-Jireh House
3122 W 59th St
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 498-4964
Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) was created in 1989 as a non-profit organization to raise the quality of life for low-income residents of Chicago through social, educational and economic development job training and creation, educational and social programs, and the feeding and sheltering of th

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La Posada Family Shelter - Casa Central

La Posada Family Shelter - Casa Central
3209 W. Evergreen
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 782-8820
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 an

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Pacific Garden Mission

Pacific Garden Mission
1458 S Canal St.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-9410
The Homeless Outreach at Pacific Garden Mission meets the immediate physical needs: food, clothing, and a comfortable and safe place to sleep. Counseling is provided to help deal with the effects of physical abuse, broken relationships, and substance abuse.

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Sarah's Circle

Sarah's Circle
4838 N Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 728-1991
Since 1979, Sarah's Circle has helped women rebuild their lives.  Today, Sarah's Circle offers a variety of services - comprehensive physical services, permanent supportive housing, clinical services, a network of resources, and a community - to over 900 women a year who are affected by homeles

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Primo Center For Women And Children

Primo Center For Women And Children
6212 S Sangamon St
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 722-0544
Primo Center For Women And Children's mission is to empower women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities.

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HRDI Women's Supportive Housing

HRDI Women's Supportive Housing
33 E. 114th Steet
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 660-4630
HRDI provides over 40 programs in the areas of: Youth prevention Family services Community health Case management Mental health and disabilities Alternative youth education HIV/AIDS prevention and education Gambling prevention and education

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The Night Ministry - Open Door Shelter

The Night Ministry - Open Door Shelter
1110 N. Noble Street
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 506-4100
The youth that are served face multiple, difficult challenges beyond their homelessness, including family dysfunction, lack of education or life skills, and social isolation. For many of the residents, the stability of the youth housing programs is their first exposure to a structured, safe, and

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Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Lincoln Park Community Shelter
600 W Fullerton Pkwy
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-6111
The Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) is a comprehensive social service agency serving adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness. Located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, LPCS has been providing shelter and other basic needs to their community since 1985. Today, LPCS pr

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Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Breakthrough Urban Ministries
402 N St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 346-1785
Breakthrough's men's and women's transitional housing shelters first aim to meet immediate needs of food and shelter through their kitchens, on-site laundry and showers. Guests then receive on-site primary and mental health care, employment training, and housing search assistance and placement.

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Deborah's Place for women

Deborah's Place for women
2822 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 722-5080
Deborah's Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women their key to healing, achieving their goals and moving on from the experience of homelessness.

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