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Basic steps to secure emergency shelter:
  1. Get a referral from the Department of Human Services (call 311 or go to nearest hospital, police, or fire station).
  2. A DHS representative will take them from the hospital/police station to an available shelter. It is not guaranteed that they will stay in their desired neighborhood.
NEAREST HOSPITAL: Weiss Memorial - 4646 N. Marine Drive
NEAREST POLICE STATION: 3600 N Halsted St


HOWEVER IT IS WORTH CALLING THESE SHELTERS ON BEHALF OF YOUR CLIENT EVEN IF THEY REQUIRE A DHS REFERRAL. SOMETIMES SHELTERS WILL TAKE CLIENTS FROM AN AGENCY IF IT IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION.
When you call the shelter always ask the following as all information is subject to change:
  • Are there available beds/spaces in the shelter?
  • What is your address?
  • Would you accept a LIFT referral (or is a DHS referral required?)
  • What are the eligibility requirements?
  • What should the client bring?

Inner Voice
Phone: (312) 666-8110

Not a shelter. Intervoice is an agency that helps the homeless population of Chicago. They will help you find shelters throughout Chicago and if there is some income available they will help you find transitional housing. This is not a shelter, they are an agency that refers out to shelters.

(Date Updated: mm/dd/yy)

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Sylvia Center Shelter for Families
Cornerstone Community Outreach
4615 North Clifton Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Phone: (773) 506-6396
Fax: (773) 303-0116

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Single parents with children up to 18
  • Single men/women
  • No sex offenders
Unit Description:
  • 120 day program
Waitlist/Units Available: Waitlist curently closed

How to Apply:

  • Must have a referral from DHS AND call ahead for availability/intake.
  • Call (733) 506-6396 Single men (Sylvia Center): Ext-17
  • Single women (Naomi House)
  • Ext-20 Families (Slyvia Center): Ext-21
Other:
  • Offers assistance in finding housing and employment, obtaining identification, and getting referalls for healthcare and other basic needs
  • Always someone on staff
  • Case Manager Available M-F
  • Meals
  • Case management
(Date Updated: 11/16/12)


Lincoln Park Community Center
600 West Fullerton parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (773) 549-6111

Fax: (773) 549-1767

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Adults only
  • 18 and up
  • Both men and women
  • NO DHS REQUIRED
  • Need to be "on track": making progress on your goals (addictions recovery/physical and mental health recovery/employment)

Unit Description:
  • Capacity 24 men (11 women)
  • Once admitted, there is no time limit to length of stay, as long as a person is making progress toward goals (average stay: 90 days).
Waitlist/Units Available: Waitlist "currently" 8 weeks

How to Apply:
  • Call to 773-549-6111 on Monday mornings at 9 AM.
  • Intakes take place the next day at 10:30 AM.
  • Once completing the intake, your name will be put on the waiting list
  • Need to keep calling every Wednesday 12-2pm to remain on waiting list!
Other:
  • Have case management for every guest who stays
  • Provides year-round housing, two meals per day, storage space, showers, and laundry facilities for guests
(Date Updated: mm/dd/yy)


    Northside Housing and Support Services-Uptown
    941 W. Lawrence
    Chicago IL 60640

    Phone: (773) 564-9093
    Contact: Jan Jameson
    773-654-1163
    jjameson@northsidehousing.org

    Eligibility Requirements:

    Unit Description:
    • 120 day program with case management
    • Serves 50 men

    Waitlist/Units Available: No waiting list, currently full

    How to Apply:
    • Walk-ins taken, but usually full
    • Best to call ahead or email to check space
    • If room is available, send client with official agency referral on letterhead
    Other:
    Offers food, employment aid, housing search help, medical refferals, and other general services.

    (Date Updated: 10/15/12)


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    Breakthrough Ministry Center for Men
    Breakthrough Urban Ministries
    East Garfield Park
    402 N. St. Louis Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60624

    Phone: (773) 346-1785
    Fax: (773) 346-1728
    Contact: Martin Coffer (extension 214)

    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Single male adults only
    • No children
    • No DHS require / does not make a difference
    • State I.D.
    Unit Description:
    • 120 day interim housing program
    Waitlist/Units Available: Waitlist to get an interview, about 1 month

    How to Apply:
    • Come in at 9AM for intake appointment, will set an appointment for same day
    • Next Martin Coffer will set up an interview
    • Interview with Associate Director
    • WAITING LIST IS ABOUT 1 MONTH TO GET IN AFTER AN INTERVIEW
    Other:
    Hours:
    • Office open 9-11am and 1-2pm
    • Shelter is 24 hours
    • Closes at 5pm
    Services:
    • Lunch (Monday through Friday)
    • Laundry
    • Closet full of donated clothes (can take clothes 1 time per month)
    • Case management
    • Additionally, offers a day shelter program from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM providing phone access, computer access, shower usage, and lunch. NOT required to be an overnight resident for these services.
    (Date Updated: mm/dd/yy)


    San Jose Obrero Mission/Interim Housing
    1856 S. Loomis
    Chicago, IL 60608

    Phone: (312) 243-4347
    Fax: (312) 738-9277

    Contact: Israel Vargas, Director

    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Will accept any males 18+, they help people get on their feet and will refer them to other organizations to assist them with their specific needs.
    Unit Description:
    • 4 month program
    • A comfortable, clean, and safe living environment
    • dormitory style sleeping with personal assigned locker space

    Waitlist/Units Available: Wait list is OPEN, approx. 1 month wait

    How to Apply:
    • Agency referral required
    • In person intake
    • Requires ID and Social Security Card
    • Come into the office from 9am-3pm M-Fr
    Other:
    • Must leave the mission from 8:00-12:00 and 1:00-5:00.
    • 3 healthy meals a day, hot showers
    • Case Management Services, Daily Living Skills classes, after-care and follow-up services, services in both Spanish and English, referrals to other services including job placement, employment training, free hair cuts, medical and dental, mental health, substance abuse treatment, legal help, and housing assistance/placement in San Jose Obrero's low income housing.

    (Date Updated: mm/dd/yy)


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      Pacific Garden Mission/Gospel League
      1458 S. Canal St.
      Chicago, IL 60607

      Phone: (312) 492-9410

      Eligibility Requirements:

      • Single male 18+ and female (separated)
      • Women with children (male: under 7)
      • NO DHS referral required
      • NO SEX OFFENDER
      • Ex-convicts are welcome (not on probation or parole)
      • Call ahead to see if beds are available (mentioned that beds are usually available)
      Unit Description:
      • 1 Year program, attend bible classes, help with chores in return for lodging and 3 meals a day
      • Commit to a 60 day stay minimum

      Waitlist/Units Available:

      How to Apply:

      • Show up at any time
      • After showing up, they tell you the regulations / rules of the shelter
      • Need to be first-timers to the shelter
      Other:
      Hours:
      • Shelter is open 24/7, 7 days a week (someone always on staff)
      • Need to be in the shelter by 8pm for curfew (shelter is open all day)
      Services:
      • Case management
      • Showers / Shaving
      • Clothing
      • Medical / Dental
      • Bible program (during the day)
      (Date Updated: mm/dd/yy)



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