Chicago, IL Homeless Information Forum

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The goal is to compile as much local information as possible for those who are homeless and need food or homeless resource assistance in Chicago.

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User Answers Provided
Date AddedUser Response
2017-12-27 04:56:45No I love in my car
2017-12-27 11:14:11I Stay In My Car
2017-12-27 14:54:45house too house
2018-01-19 09:22:01Franciscan House of Mary joseph. No.
2019-06-01 10:46:10Abandoned building
2019-09-07 14:15:25SRHAC- seems safe
2019-10-12 13:14:40Fransciscan. yes.
2020-01-21 06:58:49Abandoned building
2020-01-21 15:29:25can homeless get a link card
2020-01-29 10:37:22Street
2020-02-26 09:48:52A room in a family members home
2020-04-25 14:08:08Abandoned house
2020-05-19 12:41:02On the train
2020-08-07 12:41:26Abadoned house

User Answers Provided
Date AddedUser Response
2017-12-21 13:55:25Wherever I can
2017-12-27 04:56:45Buying or eating exoired work food
2017-12-27 11:14:11Yes I have a link card
2017-12-27 14:54:45public aid
2018-01-04 08:33:38Dollar tree
2018-03-06 01:41:48I have a Link Card
2020-06-06 13:31:10Raheem good pantry.

User Answers Provided
Date AddedUser Response
2018-01-04 08:33:38Im 27 and currently homeless
2018-01-19 09:22:01I am homeless I got my baby took from me
2018-04-24 17:35:25i'm 53 and currently homeless
2018-05-02 08:19:53I'm 20 and currently homeless
2018-05-06 16:52:32I’m 19 in school and an abusive home
2018-05-20 00:17:45I am 51 and homeless Richard leary
2018-05-30 23:47:57Am carmilita austin age 32 with two beautiful little girls and am trying my best to keep them from getting hurt but when homeless u can only do so much.
2018-06-09 11:45:07I am a 25 yr old man living on the streets i have nothing or nobody i domt know what eles to do i need help
2018-07-05 20:08:29Female 33 years old and homeless
2018-07-01 20:53:08I'm 30 and homeless and need a place to stay so I can get on my feet
2018-07-16 17:55:42Im 22 and currently homeless
2018-09-07 16:11:12I'm 28 with two kids and no family wants me to stay with them
2018-09-04 17:33:5224, new to Chicago, looking for work and housing
2018-10-17 16:13:4245 years of age, sudden homelessness due to failed relationship, estranged from family and friends, jobless penniless
2018-11-17 21:32:20I'm 35 years old with two daughters ages 7 and 9 and we are currently homeless staying house to house and we running out of places to sleep
2018-11-19 14:12:36im 27, i have a child, going house to house
2018-12-16 12:42:24im pregnant and have no where to stay
2018-12-29 19:41:30Im 21 and don't have a high school diploma,job,or anywhere to stay
2019-01-20 01:35:06Robbed of wallet photo ID gone 27 female on West Side horrible would like to be Up North had my ID for a week robbed at a shelter while asleep.
2019-02-03 18:18:48Don't have any we're to go staying house to house n
2019-02-10 08:35:27Girlfriend kicked me out
2019-03-07 21:30:27Getting away from domestic violence, establish permanent housing
2019-03-17 12:45:00I lost my car me and my fiance were recently staying in so now the car being towed we sleep in the streests
2019-04-12 20:34:37I’m looking for a job and I don’t have nowhere to stayi I’m 25
2019-04-18 20:55:4531. Homeless. Can’t afford rent. Hopefully temporary.
2019-06-01 10:46:10Just moved to Chicago in emergency
2019-07-07 10:51:2840yr old man jobless and out of detox, waiting for in patient bed
2019-08-30 07:09:15I'm 25 years old I have to children on the way I also have a felony conviction on my back ground but I'm only trying too be the best parent
2019-09-07 14:15:25I got evicted from my place and have no support
2019-09-19 08:50:45Homeless nowhere to go at present time
2019-09-24 10:30:26Im 21 and homeless, estranged from family and friends, currently sleeping in abandoned buildings,cars, and/or Hallways
2019-10-02 23:02:46I'm 57 and lost house me and wife
2019-10-12 13:14:40male. on parole. trying to stay clean. homeless on West side.
2019-12-10 19:53:44I’m 20 and currently homeless
2019-12-12 11:41:54Bad luck
2020-01-21 06:58:49Homeless nowhere to go at the present time
2020-01-29 10:37:22I am an elderly person without sufficient funds and poor credit.
2020-04-29 08:42:46I am loocking for a person: Sandra. She is homeless in Chicago
2020-05-19 12:41:02I'm 27, homeless n have no family or support
2020-06-06 13:31:10Can't afford even a motel. To live.
2020-06-20 13:14:17I'm a Marchanda Smith I'm a mom of one 9 month old baby girl
2020-08-01 20:46:15I have 3 kids & a newborn and im in need of shelter
2020-08-07 12:41:26Because i want a safeplace to live to get my life back together job and age is 40 male

User Answers Provided
Date AddedUser Response
2018-04-24 17:35:25we need more affordable homes for the homeless
2018-05-02 08:19:53We need more job opportunities
2018-05-30 23:47:57More shelters need more room for familys
2018-06-09 11:45:07Build a bigger place because majority of us homeless domt have nowhere to sleep because they run out of beds &room so quick
2018-07-05 20:08:29Help me get a good warm bed and food
2018-07-01 20:53:08Helping them find jobs and affordable housing
2018-07-16 17:55:42We need more job opportunities
2018-09-07 16:11:12More affordable housing
2018-09-22 10:29:58Transitional shelters for young women with no kids
2018-09-04 17:33:52More employment opportunities
2018-10-17 16:13:42America is a wealthy nation... Provide housing for less fortunate
2018-11-19 14:12:36more affordable housing
2018-11-17 21:32:20more housing
2019-02-10 08:35:27All depends on that persons situation and what they need to get kicked off in the due direction they need
2019-03-07 16:23:45We need to get the homeless people outta them streets
2019-03-07 21:30:27More affordable housing for mothers with six children
2019-03-17 12:45:00More affordable housing for the homeless
2019-04-12 20:34:37We need more job opportunities
2019-04-18 20:55:45More affordable rent in safe housing. Higher wages.
2019-06-01 10:46:10Anything
2019-08-30 07:09:15More open list's for felons and more housing options for couple shelters
2019-09-07 14:15:25More shelters
2019-09-04 15:01:53affordable rooms for rent
2019-09-19 08:50:45Provide more locations
2019-09-24 10:30:26It all depends on that particular person situation
2019-10-23 00:58:21More affordable homes
2019-10-02 23:02:46More low income availability housing access
2019-10-12 13:14:40DROP IN CENTERS PLEASE
2019-12-10 19:53:44More shelters
2019-12-12 11:41:54Life coaches
2020-01-21 06:58:49More job opportunities
2020-02-26 09:48:52More beds and assistance for the homeless
2020-04-25 14:08:08Real help in not make us do yall job
2020-06-06 13:31:10They need to go to school.
2020-08-07 12:41:26Work camp transational shelter

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