Effingham, IL 62401
Rockford, IL 61102
Emergency Shelter Night Only. The Red Cross operates a year round 48-bed congregate shelter with supportive services such as medical care, mental health intervention, and substance abuse outreach provided by Crusader Clinic.
7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m
Check in time is from
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Chicago, IL 60624
East St Louis, IL 62205
Rock Island, IL 61201
If you or someone you know is in any kind of danger, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 309.788.2273. We have resources readily available and will be able to assist you in any way that we can.
We have both a men's rescue mission providing meals, clothing, and housing as well as a women and children's domestic violence shelter.
We primarily provide care to residents of the Quad Cities, but we also have taken in individuals from other states and even other countries.
Victims of Domestic Violence
Victims of Sexual Assault
Children and Adolescents
Individuals struggling with mental illness
Men and Women transitioning out of prison
The Rescue Mission provides shelter for homeless men. Our facility is an alcohol and drug free environment. Although many of our residents are recovering from substance abuse, not every man who stays with us is a drug addict or an alcoholic. Many of our men suffer from mental health issues, some are developmentally challenged, and some have recently been released from jail or prison. Many of our men have experienced hard times--loss of a job, health issues, divorce, etc. All are experiencing circumstances beyond their control and desperately want their lives to return to normal.
Residents have access to skill-building groups, job searches, personal counseling, and case management. They can attend chapel services nightly, meditate daily and participate in Bible studies each week night.
We provide three meals a day most days, not only for our residents but also for any hungry person who comes to our door. Last year we served well over 60,000 meals to the community.
Here is our schedule:
Breakfast: Daily at 6:30 a.m.
Lunch: Monday Friday at 12:15 p.m.
Dinner: Daily at 6:30 p.m.
Evanston, IL 60201
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 847-424-0945 ext 15.
Danville, IL 61834
9:30 am to 4:00 pm on
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
(Saturday mornings during the winter)
General services are:
- Shelter for homeless men.
- Two meals a day to the public,
- New Life Discipleship program (Bible based rehab program).
New Life Discipleship Program
The New Life Discipleship Program is a three phase, seven month drug/alcohol residential Christian discipleship and recovery program. The last three months is a transitional phase into the community.
All applicants will be considered to their particular circumstance and their ability to benefit from what the New Life Residential Discipleship and Recovery Program has to offer.
Applicant will have a desire to learn and grow in the Word of God.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Have a sincere desire to complete six months in the discipleship training program.
Inform staff of probation or parole status if applicable and of any present medical conditions.
Be able to speak, read and write English.
Agree to a two week probationary period.
Referral by a pastor or chaplain.
Chicago, IL 60612
Doloresâs 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 and engage women to offer services that result in stable housing and increased quality of life.
Deborahâs Place offers permanent supportive housing for women in all three of our locations. In addition, more than 50 units of scattered-site housing throughout Chicago offer safety and independence for women. Each of our residents receives personalized support from a case manager, as well as access to Learning Centers, health services, and employment assistance.
All three permanent housing programs are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Teresaâs Interim Housing is a ten-bed, 120-day interim housing program providing a safe, structured community. Women and staff work together to meet goals such as stable housing, employment, family reunification, and improved health.
Freeport, IL 61032
FACC is a not-for-profit organization in Freeport, IL. We are a cooperative effort of 26 local churches. FACC has a nine member board of directors. Dean Wright is the executive director of the organization.
The Freeport Area Church Cooperative is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to provide emergency food, clothing, and shelter to those in need in northwest Illinois and to empower those we serve.
Galesburg, IL 61402
Services Provided For The Community
Providing shelter, food and clothing all free of charge, to needy men, women and their children.
Food Boxes, furniture distribution and clothing giveaways with a Clothing Day Service usually on the first and third Wednesdays at 1:30 pm.
Counseling for individuals and families.
Discipleship support groups for those with addictive behaviors.
Programs for civic and church groups.
Free noon meal (except Sunday)
WE ARE A COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCY offering hope for the homeless, hungry, poor, needy, addicted, mentally challenged, victims of domestic violence, ex-prisoners, lonely and lost. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, handicap, race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin.
Dunlap, IL 61525
Evanston, IL 60201
Hilda's is not an emergency shelter. If you would like to apply, call our Chicago Ave. office, extension 10, and schedule an intake appointment.
Belvidere, IL 61008
Bloomington, IL 61701
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Chicago, IL 60613
Hours of Operation: Drop-In Programming Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
A safe and affirming space for youth to receive hot meals, showers, laundry, clothing, and get sleep and participate in youth development workshops. Youth Case Management Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00am -7:00pm
Help with public benefits, transportation, Governement ID, housing Medical and Testing, Youth Walk-in Clinic Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
HIV/STI/Pregnancy testing and treatment as well as same-day access to birth control, HIV prevention medication, hormones, and primary care.
Therapy: Monday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 AM -2PM for walk-in ; 3:00 PM 6:00 PM appointment only Same-day access to individual or group therapy GED/Vocation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11:00 AM 3:00PM and 5:00PM 7:00PM appointment only Free GED tutoring/testing, college applications, financial aid and employment support Evening Programming Fridays 5:00PM 7:00PM: F@B, a sexuality discussion group for all youth that focuses on education, fun, and ending stigma. Thursdays 5:00PM 7:00PM: TYRA: safe space for Trans and Gender Non-Conforming youth to connect and share skills.
Tuesdays 5:00PM- 7:00PM: WOOSAAHH (working on our spirits against anger hate and hostility): A program that engages the artistic self-expression and healing to transform harmful behavior. Mondays 5:00PM 7:00PM: In.Power*, an empowering support group for survivors of violence to build community and discover healing resources.
Transit: CTA-36 Broadway bus, CTA-80 Irving Park bus, CTA-151 Sheridan bus, Sheridan Red Line
Chicago, IL 60624
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 would otherwise lack a stable and safe place to heal. As the only agency of its kind in Illinois, Interfaith House fills a critical gap in services for homeless individuals who have been discharged from area hospitals and emergency shelters and who require housing and support. Interfaith House also provides comprehensive psychological and social support services that are critical to helping homeless individuals return to health and to break the debilitating cycle of homelessness.
Unattached men and women who are homeless and being discharged from the hospital needing a short term placement (four to six weeks) in order to complete their recovery from a physical illness or injury. Interfaith House is not appropriate for patients requiring long term nursing home care.
Patients who can physically care for themselves (e.g. dress, bathe, self-ambulate, attend personal hygiene and take medication as prescribed), who no longer require bedside nursing care, can come to the dining room for meals, make their bed, and keep their living space neat. Interfaith House provides support to residents to complete their healing but it is not a medical treatment facility.
Patients who are mentally stable. Interfaith House is not a psychiatric treatment facility.
Patients who understand their care plan and can carry out the measures necessary to implement them with the help of Interfaith House staff, including compliance with medications and returning to their physicians for follow-up care.
Patients who are able to live in a communal environment, share a bedroom with four or five roommates, share meals in a common dining room with 64 residents, participate in educational sessions and group meetings (including AA and NA if appropriate) and follow Interfaith House conditions of residency.
Patients who will not use drugs or alcohol during their stay at Interfaith House.
Marion, IL 62959
Champaign, IL 61820
Joliet, IL 60433
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Chicago, IL 60605
For Homeless Men:
The Chicago men's homeless shelter division of Pacific Garden Mission is a constant haven for homeless men with nowhere else to turn.
Upon arrival, each man is interviewed by a counselor to determine his individual need. At the conclusion of the interview, he is provided with information regarding meals, overnight accommodations, and the possibility of obtaining clothing and medical assistance. He is then provided a shower, clean sleepwear, and a comfortable bunk in which to sleep.
For Homeless Women
Each lady is interviewed by a counselor to determine his individual need. At the conclusion of the interview, she is provided with information regarding meals, overnight accommodations, and the possibility of obtaining clothing and medical assistance. She is then provided a shower, clean sleepwear, and a comfortable bunk in which to sleep.
Peoria, IL 61652
First time clients can check in 24/hours a day, 7 days a week.
After initial check-in, check in time is between the hours of 2:30-5:30 every day.
Reaching homeless men with the gospel of Jesus Christ, while providing for their physical needs with food, clothing, and shelter.
Long-term recovery program also available
Mission Facilities Include:
82 bed dorm room
Day room - books, magazines, board games, etc.
Other Assistance Programs/Services
Victory Acres - A long-term restoration program for men designed to break them from their addictive lifestyles and help them develop the basic life skills needed to rejoin society as responsible men.
Women's Pregnancy Center - A pro life ministry providing services to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies or post-abortion trauma.
Barnabas Center - A Biblical counseling center committed to providing assistance to individuals, couples and families who are mentally, emotionally or spiritually discouraged.
Esther House - A long-term restoration program for women and their children that allows the residents to be freed from their damaging past and to work toward spiritual and emotional wholeness.
Chicago Heights, IL 60412
Food - We provide the basic staples and non-perishable items including, if necessary, baby food and formula. Respond Now's major source of food is the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
Rent Assistance - We provide funds to avert eviction or for rental deposits to secure a lease.
Utilities - We provide funds to keep utilities (water, gas, electric) operating.
Temporary Lodging - We provide funds for local motels for families who have lost their homes through fire or eviction.
Clothing - We provide clean, used clothing donated by individuals or groups. We also provide funds for work shoes.
Transportation - We provide bus passes for clients to get to job interviews, clinics, public aid and social security appointments.
Furniture - We furnish, when available, donated beds, tables, chairs, etc. We also provide donated household items, when available.
Toiletries & Personal Hygiene Items - We furnish soap, detergent, disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors & shaving cream.
Marion, IL 62959
Chicago, IL 60620
Rockford, IL 61103
The Jubilee Center
Provides Shelter: Five days a week, between the hours of 9:00 am and
3:30 pm, members find the doors open, the lights on and coffee brewing at The Jubilee Center. Jubilee staff greet members at the door and throughout the day provide advocacy, case management, intervention and, more importantly, a caring, nurturing environment of hospitality and welcome. Here, Jubilee Members find a family environment when mental illness has worn their family of origin down and exhausted scant resources.
Jubilee Center is an international designation given to faith-based programs that reflect the gospel of Matthew 25: 35 â 36. This verse says what we do for others, we do for Christ. Jubilee Centers are places of justice and promote peace and compassion for the marginalized people who are left out of the larger community conversation. Jubilee Center at Shelter Care began as an outreach ministry of Emmanuel Episcopal Church and is one of only 600 centers throughout the world. Jubilee is a day program for adults who suffer from a chronic mental illness and who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. In order to become a member of the center the person must have a diagnosis in the DSM IV.
CURRENTLY SHELTER CARE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING HOUSING PROGRAMS OPTIONS: Level One Housing: Emergency Shelter â 6 months â 10 two or three bedroom units Level Two Housing:
Up to 24 months
Permanent Supportive Housing
Family with Head of Household with a disability: 4 Units Permanent Supportive Housing
Family with Head of Household who is a Veteran: 4 units
MAYAâS House is a drop-in center for children under five whose families are homeless. The doors open at 8:00 am and close at 1:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Families come from Remedies, the domestic violence agency, Rockford Rescue Mission and other organizations where children are attached to the parents.
MAYAâS House is not a full-time day care, though it follows DCFS guidelines for staffing, is licensed by the Winnebago County Health Department and meets the city zoning requirements for child care programs.
Provide Shelter: MAYAâS House is a calm, pleasant, nurturing environment for children that supports the developmental needs of the growing child and recognizes the imprint poverty and homelessness often leave on children. (Children from families that are homeless experience serious mental illness at 3 times the rate of children who are housed.)
Chicago, IL 60644
Intake is conducted as follows: Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Martin de Porres House of Hope creates a safe, healing community where women and their children recover from substance abuse, trauma and mental illness. We serve homeless women and their children or grandchildren from inner city neighborhoods in Chicago and surrounding communities. All adult residents have an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.
There are a number of programs tailored individually to each woman which enable her to achieve success. Programs include: individual, group and family counseling, health care, educational and life skills training for adults and pre-school children, personal development, music and spiritual direction. Residents participate in AA / NA meetings held within the St Martin de Porres HOH facility as well as AA / NA meetings held nearby.
Chicago, IL 60645
The primary goals of the program are to stabilize clients situations, minimize the trauma of homelessness, and ease the transition into stable or second-stage housing as efficiently and effectively as possible, drawing upon The ARK's wide array of services.
With bright, clean rooms, nutritious meals and holiday celebrations, the Residence serves as a home away from home a source of shelter, support and the warmth of a caring Jewish community for 70 or more people each year.
Rockford, IL 61104
Emergency beds for pregnant or parenting young mothers and their children
Must be homeless and between 16 and 21 years of age
120 day maximum stay
Comprehensive programming and services include:
Three daily nutritionally balanced meals
Life Skills Education
Referral to mental health nd substance abuse resources
Referrals to primary health care services
Chicago, IL 60608
A Safe Haven we help homeless people that are in sudden or chronic social and financial crisis address the root causes of their problems and we help them achieve sustainable self-sufficiency. For over 20 years we have provided individualized services. Our unique comprehensive and integrated model and specialized programs help thousands of people every year from the following populations in need:
Women with Children
Youth (18-24 years old)
Non-violent Criminal Justice Impacted Populations including: Court Mandated Diversion, Pre-Trial and Ex-Offenders Single Adults
If you or someone you know, falls into any one of these categories, we can help. To learn more please call us at 773-435-8300 ask for 'intake' or email us at info@ASafeHaven.org to learn more.
Aurora, IL 60505
Chicago, IL 60636
Herrin, IL 62948
Evanston, IL 60201
Job placement counseling
assistance finding permanent housing
Access to services through our cooperating organizations
At Family Promise Chicago North Shore, we are dedicated to helping families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless get back on their feet and provide a stable lifestyle for their children.
Our main focus is to help our guest families get back into permanent and sustainable housing and employment as quickly as possible. When we help parents meet their basic needs and give them the opportunity to create a plan to get back on their feet, they can begin to realize their dreams of providing a better life for their children. This improves the lives of future generations and also changes our community for the better.
Eureka, IL 61530
Rockford, IL 61104
The Bridge Emergency Shelter is for young men and women ages 14-19 who have runaway from home, have been locked out of their home or are living in an unsafe situation. The shelter is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Youth can call and arrange to come in or they can go to one of the fire stations located in Winnebago and Boone counties to get immediate assistance through Project SafePlace or call our emergency number, 815-986-1954.
Chicago, IL 60651
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 nurses' assistants in our Early Intervention program.
500 victims of domestic abuse receive counseling and support through our Violence Prevention Initiative.
800 community residents gain access to the Internet as they learn to use computers at our Community Technology Center.
We promote active, healthy lifestyles for seniors.
150 seniors meet at our Adult Wellness Center,where they socialize, participate in field trips and enjoy many stimulating activities.
1,500 home-bound seniors receive visits from our Home Care aides, who provide basic assistance.
La Posada seeks to place families in their own independent and permanent housing within 120 days. The program strives to assist families in moving from homelessness to permanent housing.
La Posada is made unique by the comprehensive network of supportive services it offers, a factor which ensures maximum participation and a high success rate. The program provides childcare, transportation, food, clothing and emergency cash. Supportive services include life skills education, family literacy, counseling, nutrition education, and financial management to help families regain and sustain self-sufficiency.
Participants at La Posada also have access to the following services: counseling, referral to alcohol/drug rehabilitation, nutrition education, domestic violence intervention, financial management, food, clothing, transportation, relocation assistance, and public assistance advocacy. Medical services are coordinated through nearby community health centers and hospitals. In addition, monthly workshops help families deal with a variety of other concerns ranging from financial planning to the use of public transportation.
Joliet, IL 60436
Serving families since 1897. Dillard Harris Education Center, Exchange Club Center, Foster Care, Groundwork, Suzy's Caring Place, Partner Abuse Intervention & Sexual Assault Services Center. GACS is a member of the United Way.
Chicago, IL 60640
Cornerstone Community Outreach offers shelter and services to homeless and low-income families and individuals through a variety of programs:
CCO Shelter Programs for Homeless Families
CCO Shelter Programs for Homeless Individuals
CCO Senior Services
CCO Services for Our Residents
CCO Services for Our Neighbors
East St Louis, IL 62205
Chicago, IL 60612
In 2012, at the urging of the City of Chicago, Franciscan Outreach assumed management of a 65-bed shelter at 200 S. Sacramento. Now known as Franciscan Annex, this space prevents vulnerable citizens from being turned back on to the streets.
At Franciscan House and Franciscan Annex, we provide all guests with:
a bed that includes sheets, a blanket, and a pillow.
a safe and drug-free environment
supper and breakfast
access to showers
visits by health care personnel
opportunities to meet with mental health workers
opportunities to build a better life
We are assisted by full time volunteers who live in community at the Marquard Center. These volunteers spend an entire year working directly with the men and women we serve, including performing various shelter jobs at Franciscan House.
Franciscan House needs community volunteers each night to greet and serve supper to guests, as well as help with daily shelter logistics. If you are interested in volunteering some of your time at Franciscan House, check the Shelter Volunteer page to learn more.
Supporting the Shelter Facilities
We are always in need of soap, deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products and other personal items. Whether you save them from a hotel stay or you buy them at the local store, these items are always appreciated. Our case managers provide our guests with vouchers to clothing distributors, so we do not usually accept clothing, except on rare occasions (such as winter coats, gloves, scarves, etc.) You can always check our Wish List to see what items are most needed.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
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 provides warm, secure overnight lodging, meals and hospitality at 28 local churches, ministries and synagogues throughout the region during the cold weather months. Shelter is provided between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. from October 1 to April 30. SSPADS has provided emergency overnight shelter in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1990 that includes socialization and support, a hot dinner, breakfast and sack lunch. Shelters are located within churches and synagogues throughout the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago. The ESN is managed and administered by SSPADS, but is coordinated and operated by a massive base of volunteers who staff the shelter sites during hours of operation. SSPADS contracts with bus services to transport participants every night from its supportive services center to the ESN sites and then return them back to the service center site every morning. Many then go to work, school, participate in case management, search for jobs, and go to medical and other appointments, among other activities.
Chicago, IL 60614
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 basic needs to our homeless neighbors for 25 years. Today, the LPCS provides interim housing, meals, and a targeted array of social services to over 300 people each year.
Interim Housing Community
The Interim Housing Community serves up to 35 guests each night year-round - 24 men and 11 women. In addition to meals and safe living space, the Interim Housing Community provides storage space, showers, and laundry facilities for guests. The average length of stay is three months, although there is no time limit as long as guests are making progress toward their goals. Last year, the LPCS provided safe, structured interim housing and three nutritious meals per day to over 260 guests.
There is a waiting list for this program. After completing an intake appointment, a person's name will be placed on the waiting list and s/he will be asked to call each week until there is space available in the program. Once admitted, there is no time limit to length of stay, as long as a person is making progress toward goals and following all rules and requirements.
To schedule an intake appointment, call (toll-free) 1-877-204-5624 on Monday at 9 am. All of our intakes take place the following Saturday at our Community Engagement Program.
Olney, IL 62450
Peru, IL 61354
IVPADS opens Sept 1st and closes May 31st yearly.
Open 7 days a week from 5pm to 9pm daily during the months above.
3 meals a day
Elgin, IL 60121
Ottawa, IL 61350
Shelter opens Sept 1st and closes May 31st each year.
7 days a week: 5pm to 9am.
3 meals a day
Individual service plans designed by clients and staff.
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Chicago, IL 60622
Open door outreach center, shelter transitional housing.
Carbondale, IL 62901
Springfield, IL 62703
Aurora, IL 60506
PADSÂŽ Emergency Shelter
Public Action To Deliver Shelter
The PADSÂŽ Overnight Emergency Shelter is the second largest shelter in the State of Illinois. Each night, an average of 175 men, women and children line up outside the doors of Hesed House seeking a place to sleep, shower, do laundry, eat a meal, find medical and legal assistance and other lifeâsustaining services.
The PADSÂŽ program at Hesed House serves as a model for other similar agencies in the Western Suburbs and across the nation. The PADSÂŽ Overnight Emergency Shelter operates from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., every night of the year. Over 70 faithâbased communities with teams of volunteers provide food and serve meals, and oversee the shelter dining room, store, laundry facilities, lockers and four sleeping areas. Volunteers also make sack lunches and breakfasts to serve guests as they depart for work or other destinations in the morning.
The menâs sleeping area accommodates 88 sleeping mats. After 9:30 pm, additional mats are placed in our doubleâduty dining room. Several other smaller sleeping areas provide mats and volunteer oversight for single women, women with children, single fathers and families with special needs. The PADSÂŽ Overnight Emergency Shelter will typically house 5 to 10 children per night.
While in the PADSÂŽ shelter, guests may sign up for Case Management services, assistance in finding housing, identification, employment training, medical and legal assistance as well as obtaining veteransâ benefits.
PADSÂŽ Overnight Emergency Shelter does not turn anyone away (other than people listed as sex offenders involved with children) for a night. Longer stays are generally limited to those with ties to our service area.
Our basic rules are simple: while a guest is in PADS, he/she may not possess drugs, alcohol or weapons. Violence, threats and profanity are not tolerated.
Transitional Living Community
TLC is a temporary dormitoryâstyle home to 52 individuals and families who are between homelessness and returning to an independent life and aggressively working toward selfâimprovement and independence (by developing skills to manage a household and maintain employment, learning sound money management and savings practices, honing parenting skills and much more). Our recent grant award from B of A Community (Bank of America) will help us reach this goal by providing shelter, food and the services needed for those that stay at our Transitional Living Community. Last year, 110 residents stayed in TLC. Of those that completed the program, 87% returned to independent living. Weâd like to thank Bank of America for their continued support of our mission.
PARK RIDGE, IL 60068
Yorkville, IL 60560
Sunday: Cross Lutheran Church - Yorkville
Monday: Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ
Tuesday: Harvest New Beginnings Church - Oswego
Wednesday: United Methodist Church of Plano
Thursday: Trinity Church United Methodist - Yorkville
Friday: Church of the Good Shepherd UMC - Oswego
Saturday: St. Lukes Lutheran Church - Montgomery
Please visit the PADS website for full detailed information.
Oak lawn, IL 60453
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 provides warm, secure overnight lodging, meals and hospitality at 28 local churches, ministries and synagogues throughout the region during the cold weather months. Shelter is provided between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. from October 1 to April 30. SSPADS has provided emergency overnight shelter in the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago since 1990 that includes socialization and support, a hot dinner, breakfast and sack lunch. Shelters are located within churches and synagogues throughout the south and southwest suburbs of Chicago. The ESN is managed and administered by SSPADS, but is coordinated and operated by a massive base of volunteers who staff the shelter sites during hours of operation. SSPADS contracts with bus services to transport participants every night from its supportive services center to the ESN sites and then return them back to the service center site every morning. Many then go to work, school, participate in case management, search for jobs, and go to medical and other appointments, among other activities.
Sterling, IL 61081
Chicago, IL 60624
Chicago , IL 60640
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Services Offered: Counseling and case management
Drop-in services, including laundry and shower facilities, meals and snacks, transportation to and from work, appointments, and job search
Assistance with employment
Eligibility Criteria: Must meet homeless eligibility criteria For the transitional housing program, youth must be between the ages of 18-21 For drop-in services, youth must be between the ages of 14-21
Applying for Services: Contact the program to apply for services.
Referral and Intake: Must show proof of age
Must complete a tuberculosis screening
Uptown neighborhood. Corner of Sunnyside and Sheridan
Two blocks east of the Wilson CTA Red Line stop.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Languages: With advanced notice, Heartland Alliance services can be provided in more than 35 different languages.
Appointments: This program takes appointments.
Walk-ins welcome Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Walk In Accepted: This program accepts walk-ins.
Program Aliases: Neon Street Dorm Neon Street Drop-in Center
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Our Vision: We shall offer a home to the homeless providing temporary refuge from life's storms, be it shelter from the elements, basic necessities, safety, tools of self rescue, and to share the love of christ to those in need.
People interested in joining the Lifeboat Alliance Family must be pre screened at any local church or agency. After passing the background check, the individual comes to Lifeboat and is administered a drug screening.
The intake consists of a very detailed application process gathering history of employment, medical, family, and housing information. Together, with a caseworker, the guest sets goals in order to help them succeed in transitioning out of Lifeboat.
Decatur, IL 62522
Wheaton, IL 60187
Locations around DuPage County
The Interim (Overnight) Housing Program is housed in different churches and congregations each night of the week on a seasonal basis.
From October - April, three sites are open each night with a maximum bed capacity of 140.
During May - September, one shelter site was open on most nights with a maximum bed capacity of 65.
The Interim Housing Sites are staffed primarily with volunteers, and each site has a PADS staff member present or on call at all times during the times the site is open. Staff and Volunteers provide dinner, breakfast, and a bag lunch; sleeping space; and support activities.
The Interim (Overnight) Housing Sites open nightly at 7:00 p.m. (No one under 18 years of age are permitted in the shelters without a parent or legal guardian.)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. the guests can relax and enjoy dinner. After dinner, time is allotted for guests to work with Case Managers.
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. is quiet time and at 10:00 p.m. sleep begins.
6:00 - 6:45 a.m. breakfast is served
7:00 a.m. the Interim (Overnight) Housing Sites close
Chicago, IL 60621
Chicago, IL 60609
Programs and Services:
Interim House for Women and Children
Provided extended stay shelter to increase stabilization and transition to permanent housing.
the economically distressed
the most forgotten
Emergency Shelter for Men
providing shelter and support services
Outreach for Men offering services and support for
rekindling faith toward God, and teaching men
new skills, and returning them to society.
Other Services Provided onsite and through partnerships
Life Skills Development
Family and Individual Counseling
Job Skills Training
Substance Abuse Services
Decatur, IL 62522
Decatur, IL 2521
Decatur, IL 62522
Decatur, IL 62523
Chicago, IL 60628
A Little Bit of Heaven is a 50 plus bed facility that has been in existence since 2001. Located on Chicagoâs 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 given a safe, clean environment, hot nutritional meals, clothing and personal hygiene items as well as 24 hour security.
At A Little Bit of Heaven which also provides case management services and referrals for job training/placement, medical/mental health, and substance abuse counseling. Additional services include community outreach and client assistance with vital documents such as birth certificates, state identification and other special needs that are handled on a case-by-case basis.
Chicago, IL 60612
Joliet, IL 60432
For non locals - 7 days a week lunch 11-12:30 pm and showers from 12:30 M-F ( NO SHOWERS ON THE WEEKEND)
(Anyone who has lived in Will County or the surrounding counties for 6 months or longer can stay full time)
Some participants in the program are in need of short-term housing, as a result of a situational crisis. Others need support services as they work to reestablish permanent housing.
Homelessness prevention services are also provided to individuals and families who are at risk of losing their homes.
(Residents from outside of the Will County area are limited to a three day stay at the shelter. Also, youth under the age of 18 are not admitted except when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.)
Waukegan, IL 60085
Chicago, IL 60622
120-day Interim Housing Program at Open Door Youth Shelter - West Town
Transitional Living Program at Open Door Youth Shelter - West Town
Response-Ability Pregnant & Parenting Program at Open Door Youth Shelter - Lakeview
Chicago, IL 60629
Rockford, IL 61104
Monday Friday 8 a.m. 4:30 p.m.
Carpenter's Place provides the tools necessary for rebuilding the lives of the homeless. Inspired by Christ's compassion, we offer direction with accountability to people with broken lives, helping them find peace with God, themselves, and their communities. We are open to the community Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 3:30.
Supportive Transitional Housing
The main CP transitional housing program occupies a 12-unit apartment building composed of one-bedroom apartments. This program is funded by HUD through the Mayor's Homeless Task Force on Homelessness.
Participants in this program reside in a 12-unit, one bedroom apartment building, and may remain up to two years. There are two participants per unit. Participants share the apartment with a roommate to increase accountability and to avoid isolating behavior and loneliness. The number of participants at any point in time will be between 18 and 22.
This project is located in a healthy community neighborhood, on the bus route, close to shopping, hospital, addiction and mental health services, educational, employment, spiritual, and recreational opportunities.
A full time, Case Manager is responsible for the well-being and continued progress of current participants as well as for participants transitioning into or out of the program. The project's Case Manager assumes the primary role of relationship building and case management, including periodic assessment, monitoring, and advocacy for participants. The Case Manager meets weekly with all participants one-on-one, and holds group meetings for all program participants a minimum of once per week. Individual inspections of all rooms is performed weekly.
Woman's Housing Program
A housing and support services program for homeless women that have demonstrated a commitment to positive life changes.
Permanent Supportive Housing
This CP program received initial funding from HUD for a three-year period to provide Permanent Supported Housing for the Chronically Homeless. This project provides maximum flexibility in Permanent Supportive Housing options and Chronically Homeless participant mix to meet priorities as determined by the local Rockford, Winnebago, Boone Continuum of Care Gap analysis.
The project leases a mixture of available open market housing units consisting of twelve (12) one bedroom units that are utilized as Permanent Supportive Housing for Chronically Homeless adults.
This program allows for a focus on specific Chronically Homeless sub-populations in need in the community such as: persons with mental illness, substance abuse problems, or dual diagnosis; veterans; HIV/AIDS.
The program includes professional comprehensive and holistic Case Management services.
Veteran's Transitional Housing
Through a special Veteran's Administration program and private donations, CP was able to purchase a 3-bedroom brick ranch located in a northwest Rockford neighborhood for half the market price. This home provides transitional housing for three honorably discharged homeless Veterans, giving them a safe, secure place to call home, a place to get a fresh start and rebuild their lives here at home in Rockford, Illinois!
Mattoon, IL 61938
Emergency Shelter: Providing 30 days of shelter with extensions based on goal attainment.
Soup Kitchen: Serving three meals a day to anyone that is in need of food.
Case Management: We meet with each individual staying at our location minimally once a week to provide counseling, life coaching, and advocacy.
Day Program: Partnering with other community agencies, classes and volunteer opportunities are provided for those staying at the shelter to develop their workforce skills and increase their self-sufficiency.
East St Louis, IL 62204
Residential services for women and children for 6 - 9 weeks.
After care services
Tinley Park, IL 60477
The agency offers a broad array of services including: 24-hour crisis hotline, emergency residential shelter, transitional housing, legal advocacy, hospital advocacy and emergency room crisis intervention services, adult and children's individual and group counseling, therapeutic intervention, family counseling, and individual and family case management. In addition to direct services to victims, the Crisis Center offers batterers' intervention and education, dating violence prevention and education, and outreach education and training for the community.
Chicago, IL 60657
Provides an overnight shelter for men, ages 18 and older. The shelter Provides three meals a day. Offers therapy, and can refer clients for substance abuse treatment and job training. For admission either walk-in or call for a phone screening. Intake begins at 7:45 a.m. until space is full.
Our Supportive Housing Programs provides subsidized housing to 192 men and women whoâve experienced homelessness. All tenants are placed in safe, affordable housing in a number of communities with supportive services to bolster physical and mental healing, help increase income. We strive to place clients in quality housing, as opposed to housing that we would not live in ourselves. We served 182 clients in 2014.
Day Support Center: 4750 N. Sheridan, 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60640
Eligible individuals must have an annual income the does not exceed $14,712. Documentation will be requested. Clients are welcome to come in on any weekday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm to access the variety of services that are offered by our Center
La Grange, IL 60558
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 available upon request
BEDS Plus provides emergency overnight shelter and comprehensive supportive services in southwest suburban Cook County, IL. BEDS provides housing, prevention and stabilization services for the community.
Chicago, IL 60628
Peoria, IL 61605
Typically, people come to us for two reasons:
A housing crisis could be caused by domestic violence, eviction, natural disaster, stranded, or loss of income or relationship.
An intentional need could be sought due to Department of Correction re-location, pre-treatment or post-treatment of drug/alcohol treatment, and restoration of family relationships.
The New Promise Center cares for these precious ladies and children through a structured program of progression, which can last up to 12 months. Each client has a case manager who assists her through up to four phases of residential care:
Making a Change
Living the Change
Securing the Change
Experiencing the Change
Clients should be pre-screened by telephone before intake, but walk-ins are welcomed. Proof of identification is required. Intake hours are Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and 7:00-9:00 p.m. The client must be able to physically care for herself (and her children) and participate in the daily required activities.
The New Promise Center is inappropriate for persons who need assisted living, have severe or unattended psychological and medical needs, and active drug/alcohol use.
Mount Carmel, IL 62863
The following are requirements for individuals seeking temporary emergency shelter at Save Haven of Mount Carmel.
An applicant must be in one of the following categories:
A female over the age of 18.
A female over the 18 and her minor children under the age of 17.
An emancipated female minor with or .without children.
Quincy, IL 62301
The new shelter area of the building can house up to 16 people with rooms dedicated to single men and women as well as families. The building also houses our Family Services operation & Food Pantry. This shelter is the only one within a 100 mile radius that serves this population.
During their stay, residents will be required to look for a job, if they are unemployed, save money to move into a place of their own, and meet with a caseworker on a regular basis. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, safe environment for our residents. Meals, laundry facilities, phone calls and other needed items are all provided for those staying in the shelter. A normal stay in the Emergency Shelter is 30 days, but could be longer or shorter depending on the clientâs situation.
The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter serves the greater Adams County area as well as transients who have come to our community and find themselves in a homeless situation. It is the goal of our program to equip our residents with the knowledge and life skills training needed to find employment and suitable, affordable housing that they might become self-sufficient individuals.
To provide services necessary to help remove existing barriers in the area of housing, employment, health care, and adequate nutrition
To make appropriate referrals to community resources/services in order to assist residents in their efforts to become more stable by obtaining housing, employment, training, etc.
To provide volunteer opportunities for members of the community
To create an environment based on respect for the inherent dignity and value for each person who comes to The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter for services
To provide assistance to residents in their efforts to identify and achieve personal goals and targets
To base all interactions with clients and the community within the moral and ethical framework established by The Salvation Army
Granite City, IL 62040
Good Samaritan House provides temporary shelter for up to ten women and their children who are facing homelessness. While in the shelter, residents participate in activities to build their self-sufficiency, self-esteem, and chance of succeeding in life.
Good Samaritan House's transitional housing program provides longer-term housing in nine single-family dwellings. These units are offered to women who have demonstrated self motivation in the shelter setting, depending on availability.
Alton, IL 62002
Housing for men, women and their children.
Jacksonville , IL 62650
The purpose of the New Directions homeless warming and cooling center, is to assist displaced "homeless" persons in Jacksonville and the surrounding area with their emergency shelter related needs so they can become stable, functioning members of society.
Pekin, IL 61554
Meal and Case management are also provided. Call for more information on intake.
Chicago, IL 60640
Sarah's Circle is able to offer services to unaccompanied adults who identify as women. Daytime Support Center The Daytime Support Center is a safe and welcoming community for any woman in need, whether street homeless, doubled up with friends or family, formerly homeless, struggling with domestic violence, or simply low-income and in need of community.
Services include basic necessities, such as food, bathrooms, showers, laundry, telephone, computers with internet access, and an address for mail; educational and general interest programming on a variety of topics; individualized case management; and housing coordination.
Clinical Services Group and individual clinical services to address trauma, domestic violence, mental illness, and other personal challenges are also provided at the Daytime Support Center. These services provide women with tools and support to move towards greater self-determination and empowerment, helping them recognize and build on the strengths they already have. Interim Housing Every day the Interim Housing Program provides 24-hour shelter, basic necessities, and supportive services to 50 women who are currently homeless. The goal of the program is to help women move into permanent housing as quickly as possible with intensive case management, housing coordination, and other services, and other individualized services tailored to the strengths and challenges of the individual.
Permanent Supportive Housing Sarahâs Circle provides Permanent Supportive Housing to women who have a disabling condition who have been chronically homeless. Some women in our programs were homeless for over a decade before being housed with Sarahâs Circle.
Each woman in the program is provided with a housing subsidy, intensive case management, and other individualized supportive services to help her improve her health, well-being, and self-sufficiency. This type of housing has been proven to improve outcomes for the most difficult to serve individuals and reduce public costs for jails, emergency rooms, and other crisis services.
Rockford, IL 61102
The Men's Crisis Center offers short-term housing for up to 130 homeless men and is located at 715 West State Street, and the entrance is located on the east side of the building off Rockton Avenue. The Center provides safe shelter, food and clothing, as well as case management, community resources and medical services. Check-in is immediately following dinner at 7 p.m.
Women's Crisis Center
The Womenâs Crisis Center allows the Mission to offer short-term housing for up to 48 homeless women and mothers with children and is located at 809 Cedar Street. The Center provides safe shelter, food and clothing, as well as case management, life-skills training, community resources and medical services. We help coordinate services for children, including public schooling and emergency daycare. Breakfast and lunch is available at the Mission's main facility, Hope Place, but dinner is provided at the Women's Crisis Center each evening. Check-in is at 6 p.m., and dinner is served at 7 p.m.
Palatine, IL 60074
At JOURNEYS | The Road Home, we serve people from all walks of life. Homelessness does not discriminate and can be chronic or situational. It affects a variety of people including families with children, young adults, and senior citizens. The causes for homelessness can range from a lack of affordable housing to mental illness or chemical dependency. Family problems, domestic violence and abuse, disability, poverty and even a series of insurmountable bad luck can lead to homelessness. At Journeys, we work to provide intervention and support to address the root cause of homelessness, and lead people back to a stable environment.
The HOPE Center is a day resource center that provides free services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.
PADS Emergency Shelter Program
The goal of the PADS Emergency Shelter Program is to provide hospitality, food, and overnight emergency shelter to the homeless between October 1 and April 30, seven days a week (including holidays). PADS Emergency Shelter sites are open from 7:00 pm until 7:00 am. Guests may not arrive prior to 6:45 pm or later than 9:00 pm, and must depart prior to 7:00 am.
Pathway Housing Readiness Program
The shortage of affordable housing in northwest suburban Cook County was the driving force behind the creation of JOURNEYSâ Pathway Housing Readiness Program.
Chicago, IL 60628
Maywood, IL 60513
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 available.
Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 708.338.1724 ext. 228 (toll free 888.338.1744) for information.
1.Photo ID required. Individuals without an ID may stay one night and must report to the Support Center the following day.
2.The shelter is unable to serve unaccompanied youth (under 18) or registered sex offenders.
Riverdale, IL 60827
One living room/ dining room
One basement 90 day contract to be extended upon progress.
We are a non profit organization so we ask that the women who apply will help with fees as we pay lights, gas, water and for maintenance. We are not government funded.
Macomb, IL 61455
Office Hours: 3:30 am to 4:00 pm (Staff present at all hours)
Eligibility: Women and their children who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. Must be willing to establish and work on goals to become self-sufficient.
Transitional homeless program for single women and women with children. To be considered for the program, potential residents must contact the shelter directly and schedule a face to face meeting. Potential residents must be willing to follow program rules and guidelines. Residents must disclose criminal history and be able to pass a criminal background check. Rules will be explained at the face to face interview but may be viewed at the agency website.
Chicago, IL 60608
When clients walk through the doors of SJOM, they enter a secure, nurturing environment. In cooperation with staff members, participants help develop action plans that serve as their roadmaps to gaining lasting independence. Once clients exit the program, they receive six months of post-residential assistance. SJOM was founded in 1981 as an emergency shelter in response to the growing homelessness in the community. It has evolved from a single-purpose shelter for homeless men into a 120-day residential program serving families, women and men in Chicagoâs Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods. In 2013, SJOM served 450 individuals. SJOMâs services are offered on a non-discriminatory basis to individuals and families of all races, religions, sexual orientation and nationalities.
Chicago, IL 60623
Hanover Park, IL 60133
Chicago, IL 60647
Evanston, IL 60201
32-bed residential facility. Women and children, including boys up to the age of 12, are able to access emergency shelter for up to 90 days. Mary Lou's Place is handicapped accessible. When a woman arrives at the Shelter, her immediate needs, as well as those of her children, are addressed. Provided a private room for her family, many of which have private bathrooms, residents are given clothing, bed linens and personal supplies.
During their stay, womenâs advocates and childrenâs counselors provide daily individual and group counseling sessions, parent/child workshops, and specialized workshops such as health education, job readiness, and financial literacy. This important combination of emotional and practical support enables residents to access the resources and find within themselves the ability to achieve self-sufficiency.
Chicago, IL 60604
Darkim is operated on the South-side of Chicago. Our mission is to offer outreach programs and temporary housing for women. We provided women with a safe environment featuring all necessities that a home has to offer. Darkim Responsible Living For Women Inc Nfp is focused on providing high-quality community service and advocacy satisfaction. Darkim is determine to change a woman's life, "One day at a time".
Danville , IL 61832
Shelter Check-in: 4pm.
Meals are served daily at 12:30 and 5:30 pm to the outside public. Sundays and Holidays one meal is served at 4 pm to the public. Regular meals served to transients and program men.
Men's emergency shelter. New Life Discipleship Program: Bible Based Recovery Program Coming soon Dayspring Women and Children shelter: emergency
DAYSPRING women and children's shelter
Target opening January 1, 2017
213 N. Bowman
Office Hours: 8:30am to Noon.
The Danville Rescue Mission is a Christian Ministry and service organization. It was established to represent Jesus Christ in the Greater Danville, Illinois area as it reaches out to the needy of this area. The Danville Rescue Mission relies on individual and church/organizational support. We do not receive government funding to preach the good news of Jesus Christ.
Woodstock, IL 60098
These support services enables individual to receive case management, access to vocational programs, life skills training, and counseling, as well as day-to-day services including access to showers, laundry facilities, transportation, computers and an address at which to receive mail.
The program is specifically designed to address the root causes of homelessness and not just treat the symptoms.
The organization's Day Center is the first and only year-round daytime facility in McHenry County for homeless men, women and children individuals. The Center provides an array of services including crisis intervention and case management, needs assessment along with benefits and documentation acquirement, coordination of services, an address to receive mail, lockers for temporary storage, hot meals, life skills building classes on budgeting, anger management, grooming, shopping and more, and job training and counseling. In addition, individuals who are working their way out of homelessness benefit from a stable living environment.
Our transitional home has the ability to host up to 20 homeless individuals who can stay at the home for up to two years. Occupants of the home may include single individuals, intact families and single parent families. The goal of transitional home is to build a homelike setting and provide the residents with the life skills needed to succeed. Skills taught include budgeting, goal planning, job training and time management. The layout of the home includes a community kitchen, living room, dining room, laundry facilities and a resource room that contains a computer used for job searches and research. Lack of reliable transportation is often a barrier to people working their way out of homelessness.
McHenry County PADS provides transportation assistance in two forms--travel vouchers, train tickets or bus passes can be provided to individuals that have access to public transportation.
In addition, two 15-passenger vans offer rides to the Day Center, emergency shelter sites, job interviews, social service agencies or medical appointments McHenry County PADS is staffed 24/7 during the week. Saturday hours are 8 am to 3:30 pm. No Van transportation on Saturdays.
Cairo, IL 62914
Bloomington, IL 61701
Case management and referral helps clients achieve housing security. Safe harbor also assists in clothing and personal products provision.
Hours: 5:00 PM to 8:00 AM daily.
Chicago, IL 60617
Alton, IL 62002