The Ark

Shelter details

  • Added Aug 12, 2020 | Last Update Jul 25, 2023
  • 6450 North Califormia Avenue
       Chicago, IL 60645
       Open in Google Maps
  • (773) 973-1000

Mission Statement

"The mission of The ARK is to help Chicagoland Jews who are facing adversity navigate toward self-reliance. ARK professionals, volunteers, and donors provide free, comprehensive services within a framework of Jewish values and laws."
- Source: The Ark website


The ARK provides interim (up to 120 days) housing and support services for homeless individuals and families. Clients also have access to all ARK services, three kosher meals a day, Jewish classes, communal meals, and holiday celebrations.

Mon & Wed 9:00am - 7:30pm
Tues & Thurs 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri 9:00am - 2:00pm

Question & Answers (8)

  1. Is this shelter free?
    • No

  2. Do they accept donations at this shelter?
  3. Do they allow Pets at this shelter?
  4. How old do you have to be to stay here?
  5. How long can you stay at this shelter?
  6. What, if any, is the financial cost of my participation to me?
  7. Do you have to be Jewish?
  8. Do you have to be Jewish in order to be there?

Comments (1)

  1. avatar
    Whiteterry says

    Homeless for 4 months in my old truck need shelter

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