Chicago Homeless Shelters & Services For The Needy

Welcome to our Chicago, Illinois Homeless Shelters and Services for the needy page. Below are all of the homeless shelters and services for the needy that provide help to those in need for Chicago, IL and surrounding cities.

We also provide other homeless resources such as transitional resources for the homeless. Homeless clinic and treatment center resources are also provided on the right navigational bar.

Many shelters also provide services such as alcohol and drug rehab treatment along with clinics. I try to provide as much information as possible on my details pages.

Active Listings In Chicago Illinois

A Safe Haven Foundation for Women and Children

Chicago, IL 60608
A Safe Haven Foundation provides housing, and other services based on individualized assessment for men, women, women with children, youth, veterans and more with a focus on helping them achieve self-sufficiency. A Safe Haven is funded by public, private entities, insurance providers and individual
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Franciscan House of Mary & Joseph

Chicago, IL 60612
Franciscan House is a 257 bed shelter with separate men’s and women’s dorms that has been providing refuge for 30 years. The Shelter is located at 2715 W. Harrison Street on Chicago’s West Side, just south of the I-290 expressway.

In 2012, at the urging of the City of Chicago, Franc
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Pacific Garden Mission

Chicago, IL 60605
312 492-9410
Emergency Shelter. We serve the poor and homeless with the compassion of Christ. We minister to all within our limits with the transforming message of the Gospel.

For Homeless Men:

The Chicago men's homeless shelter division of Pacific Garden Mission is a constant haven for
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Deborah's Place

Chicago, IL 60612
Shelter and supportive housing for women only.

Safe Haven

Dolores’s Safe Haven provides a safe and supportive environment for fifteen women with severe mental illness who have been chronically homeless. These women are considered the hardest to house. Staff reach out an
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You Can Make It - Family Shelter

Chicago, IL 60609
Since 2001 YCMI has been providing shelter and meals for homeless individuals and families with an emphasis on emergency shelters. Building upon our original foundation for providing basic shelter, we have expanded to include supportive services through community and other collaborations as well as
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Joshua Ministries Shelter

Chicago, IL 60612
(773) 533-0254
Homeless Shelter For Men The overnight shelter operates 365 days a year, providing shelter and a meal for 60 men per night, on a first come first come basis.
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Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 346-1785
Emergency Shelter for men and women. Call for details.

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Interfaith House

Chicago, IL 60624
Interfaith House helps ill and injured homeless adults restore their lives.

Interfaith House provides medical respite care for homeless men and women in medical recovery. This 64-bed center on Chicago's West Side, offers interim housing and support to ill and injured homeless adults who w
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Primo Center For Women And Children

Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 722-0544
A 120-day transitional shelter located on the west side of Chicago for women and children.
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Jireh House

Chicago, IL 60629
Jireh House is a safe daytime location for single men to receive case management, classes, 3 meals a day, showers, and laundry vouchers.
Crisis accommodation in a community setting as well as independent units

Medium term independent accommodation

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Clara's House Shelter

Chicago, IL 60636
(773) 778-2811
Emergency Shelter. Clara’s House provides services to homeless and neglected women and children in the Englewood community.
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Open Door Outreach Center

Chicago, IL 60622
Homeless Intake 1-312-754-9600 ex 3.
Open door outreach center, shelter transitional housing.
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The Night Ministry - Open Door Shelter

Chicago, IL 60622
Youth housing programs build relationships with and provide housing and age-appropriate supportive services program to homeless youth who are not wards of the state, ages 14-20, and their children, to help residents achieve self-sufficiency.

120-day Interim Housing Program at Open D
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La Posada Family Shelter - Casa Central

Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 782-8820
Chicago West family shelter.

We provide safety and foster self-reliance for individuals and families.
70 homeless families receive housing and support services at La Posada, on their way to permanent housing.
65 individuals train and study to become certified
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Inner Peace Corp

Chicago, IL 60629
We are a not for profit women's recover home and shelter. We take pride in our recovery and promote a sisterhood atmosphere. We a very different from most shelters because we make it our home. There is no time limit for stay and we accept limited income from women and up to two children. Intake and
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The L.A.M. House Transitional Home

Chicago, IL 60621
Men's only Transitional Housing. We have beds available, 2 per room for $125 weekly. Large and very clean rooms, nice secure area, big backyard.
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St. Martin de Porres House of Hope Inc. - For Women

Chicago, IL 60644
St Martin de Porres House of Hope is a private, non‐profit, faith based recovery home for homeless women who are affected by substance abuse. 

There are a number of programs tailored individually to each woman which enable her to achieve success.  Programs include: 
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Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 549-6111
Chicago homeless shelter for men and women.

The Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) is comprehensive social service agency serving adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness. Located in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, the LPCS has been providing shelter and other basi
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St. Sabina Young Adult Samaritan Program Transitional Housing

Chicago, IL 60620
773 783-3760
We are a transitional housing for young adults between the ages of 18-35 and offer employment support, GED preparation, social services, financial education, and benefits support.
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Northside Housing and Supportive Services

Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 244-6401
North Side Housing and Supportive Services is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 1983, serving men and women who are homeless or formerly homeless.

Provides an overnight shelter for men, ages 18 and older. The shelter Provides three meals a day. Offers therapy, and can refer clie
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Neon Street Dorm

Chicago , IL 60640
8.60 miles from city center Chicago
The Neon Street Programs provide a drop-in center and a 12-bed transitional housing program for homeless youth ages 18-21. Services provided include laundry and shower facilities, meals and snacks, counseling, referral for medical services, assistance with employment, and transportation. This is an
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Housing Forward

Maywood, IL 60513
8.67 miles from city center Chicago
The shelter opens at 7:30 p.m. and closes at 6:45 a.m.
Clients, please do not arrive before 7 p.m., and be prepared to present photo ID.

The PADS Shelter accommodates 43-70 individuals nightly, depending on location. A lottery system is used when there are more clients than beds ava
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Cornerstone Community Outreach

Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 271-8163
Primary Woman and Family Shelter. Single men, and women have programs with us but on a very limited basis. We provide job training, skills assessment, case workers, and hope to change. We also have several shelters in our organization.We accept large groups to volunteer.

Cornerstone Comm
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Sarah\'s Circle

Chicago, IL 60640
Sarah's Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.

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La Grange, IL 60558
10.08 miles from city center Chicago
Our shelters open each night at 7pm and close the next morning at 7am.

BEDS PLUS provides:
- A safe place to sleep
- An evening meal (7:30 - 8:30 PM)
- Breakfast for overnight clients (5:30 - 6:30 AM)
- Case management services
- Other care a
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Roseland Christian Ministries Grow Program

Chicago, IL 60628
The G.R.O.W. program began in September 2013 for women who are recovering from addiction, recently released from incarceration, or without housing. The women have their own rooms at Roseland Christian Ministries for 18 months. During that time, they attend devotions, Bible study and regular Sunday
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Oaklawn Pads - South Suburban PADS NORTH TIER

Oak lawn, IL 60453
10.45 miles from city center Chicago
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 7am to 7pm. Friday until noon.

Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness. Key characteristics of SSPADS model are interfaith partnerships, hospitality, compassion, service and dignity.

Emergency Shelter Network
The ESN provi
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A Little Bit of Heaven Homeless Mens Overnight Shelter

Chicago, IL 60628
Shelter for single males.

A Little Bit of Heaven is a 50 plus bed facility that has been in existence since 2001. Located on Chicago’s far south side, A Little Bit of Heaven assist homeless men in the Chicagoland area, surrounding suburbs and from out-of-state. Each participant is give
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The Ark

Chicago, IL 60645
Emergency Shelter Transitional Housing - Family
The Sarnoff Levin Residence provides up to 120 days of housing, Kosher food and a complete array of supportive services for homeless families and individuals. The primary goals of the program are to stabilize clients’ situations, minimize the tr
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HRDI Women's Supportive Housing

Chicago, IL 60628
A HUD funded program that provides supportive housing and mental health services to 16 women over the age of 18 who are homeless
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Hilda's Place Transitional Shelter

Evanston, IL 60201
14.08 miles from city center Chicago
(847) 424-0945
Hilda's Place Transitional Shelter Hildas Place is our transitional shelter for qualified single men and women for whom permanent housing is not yet available. Hildas Place has room for 20 participants, who typically remain at Hildas Place for 3 months before moving into their own housing.

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Connections for the Homeless - Evanston

Evanston, IL 60201
14.09 miles from city center Chicago
847-424-0945 ext 15
Can serve up to 12 men and 8 women.
Intakes are by appointment only by calling 847-424-0945 ext. 15.
Clients must arrive by 7 p.m. and depart by 7 a.m.
Lockers are available for people to keep their belongings during the day.
Homeless women with kids and families should phone 847
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Family Promise Chicago North Shore

Evanston, IL 60201
14.97 miles from city center Chicago
Family Promise Chicago North Shore, Inc. (FPCNS) provides services for homeless families in transition. Our main focus is to help families with children in need get back into permanent and sustainable housing and employment. By working at our Day Center and through cooperating congregations we provi
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The Harbour

16.34 miles from city center Chicago

Emergency Shelter serves girls 12-20. Three transitional living programs serve girls 16-21, including pregnant and parenting teens. These programs serve both community youth and wards maturing out of foster care.
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Haven House

Hammond, IN 46320
18.35 miles from city center Chicago
Hotline/Crisis: 219-931-2090
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Crisis Center for South Suburbia

Tinley Park, IL 60477
19.50 miles from city center Chicago
Mission: The Crisis Center for South Suburbia is a non-profit community organization that provides emergency shelter and other essential services for individuals and families victimized by domestic violence and addresses the societal issues that contribute to domestic violence.

The ag
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South Suburban PADS SOUTH TIER

Chicago Heights, IL 60411
23.15 miles from city center Chicago
Hours: Monday thru Thursday 9am to 5pm Friday, 9am until noon.

Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness. Key characteristics of SSPADS' model are interfaith partnerships, hospitality, compassion, service and dignity.

Emergency Shelter Network The ESN provid
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Respond Now

Chicago Heights, IL 60412
23.17 miles from city center Chicago
RESPOND NOW attempts to help all people who have a genuine need. We strive to provide our services in a manner that maintains dignity and choice. We treat our clients as individuals and maintain a supportive environment for individuals who require assistance. On a daily basis, some of the problems w
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Gary Commission for Women/The Rainbow Shelter

Gary, IN 46402
24.09 miles from city center Chicago
(219) 886-1600
Women's shelter only, Hotline/Crisis: 219-886-1600
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JOURNEYS - The Road Home

Palatine, IL 60074
24.60 miles from city center Chicago
(847) 963-9163
Scattered Site Emergency Shelter Program serving the northwest suburban area of Cook County. Daycenter supportive services M-F 9am-4PM

At JOURNEYS | The Road Home, we serve people from all walks of life.  Homelessness does not discriminate and can be chronic or situati
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Bakery House

Gary, IN 46409
27.86 miles from city center Chicago
(219) 670-3625
This is a live in facility for indigent men, provides three meals a day and lodging.

How many men live at the Bakery House?
Our capacity is 32 beds which are filled especially in the winter.

Who qualifies to live in the Bakery House?
Anyone who is homeless
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Catholic Charities Daybreak Center

Joliet, IL 60432
29.31 miles from city center Chicago
120 bed emergency shelter for individuals and families offering case management, employment, education, and other supportive services.

24-hours a day, 365 days a year and provides emergency housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless. Some participants
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MorningStar Mission Ministries Inc.

Joliet, IL 60433
29.81 miles from city center Chicago
Emergency Shelter
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