You Can Make It - Family Shelter

Shelter details

  • Added Nov 20, 2016 | Last Update Jan 26, 2023
  • 5050-5052 S. laflin
       Chicago, IL 60609
       Open in Google Maps
  • (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 played a major role in the inception of You Can Make It Inc., where a men's home was opened in March 2001.
At the You Can Make It Men's Home she took on the position of mentor, motivational speaker, case manager, driver, secretary an driver, secretary and any area she was needed due to the lack of help and funding.
In July 2003, she became Executive Director of You Can Make It Emergency Response Shelter for Women and Children that housed 30 women and children.
And in January 2007 she took on the position as Executive Director of You Can Make It Interim House for Women and Children, a 120-bed shelter.

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  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?

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