Homeless Shelters

Chicago
Homeless Shelters

Chicago Homeless Shelters

Maristella (Women & Children)

1600 W. Park Avenue
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 367-5360

Services

Maristella promotes self-sufficiency of single women and mothers with children in Lake County who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness with rental subsidies, security deposits, hotel vouchers, emergency food and clothing, employment and apartment location assistance, and educational services Maristella assists families in emergency or short term situations.

Eligibility

Women and children who are homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless. Need to be employed for at least the past two weeks. Documentation required is an apartment lease, proof of employment, social security card, drivers license or I.D.[br]

Documents

Please call for appointment. At appointment, clients fill out brief intake and then meet with case manager.

Hours

Mon. - Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Evenings and Weekends by appointment.

Lake County Haven / Stage 1

P. O. Box 127
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 680-5408

Services

We are a social service agency dedicated to meeting the needs (including shelter and clothing) of homeless women and children. We use education (referring residents to local GED, college and job training programs, as well as education in basic life skills), employment, and life-skills training to help women move from homelessness to independent living Provides the following: Transitional shelter for 3-6 months, transitional housing for up to 2 years, residential and non-residential case management, mentoring and referrals. We provide food, clothing and furniture for our residents.[br]

Eligibility

Homeless women and women with children.[br]
Applicants must have at least 90 days of sobriety.
Applicants fleeing domestic violence situations must have a current order of protection.

Documents

Prospective clients should call the shelter to complete a phone intake. The client will then be provided with an application as well as referrals to other agencies. Once application is complete, an interview is typically scheduled within one week of application. There is often a waiting list.

Hours

Shelter staff can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Friday 8-7p
Saturday and Sunday 10-6p

Lazarus House Emergency Shelter

214 Walnut Street
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(630) 587-2144

Services

Lazarus House provides hospitality, food, safe shelter, and support services to men, women, and children who are homeless or in need, and who reside in or are connected to central Kane County All Lazarus House guests are offered case management Staff will discuss possible benefits and make referrals for those who can't work due to medical, mental health or other issues **A Women and Children's Day Center provides separate secure space for women and children to help them focus on achieving their goals. It includes indoor and outdoor secure play and recreational space, additional bathroom facilities, more individualized attention, support and classes specific to women's issues **General Community Services: 24 hour telephone referrals to community resources are available A 3-meal per day Soup Kitchen is offered to community members who need to present an ID and register for this service.** The Center for Transitional Living allows more private space for individuals and families to stay together in individual rooms for up to two years with increased supportive services and case management to address the needs of participants to attain permanent independence. **Lazarus House administers grant funds to assist qualifying individuals and families with rent, utilities or security deposits needs.

Eligibility

Our service area includes central Kane County: St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, and western rural Kane County.

Documents

Call for an appointment.

Hours

Shelter: 24 hours/day; Outreach hours vary-- call (630) 587-5872 for information.

Helps Ministry

The Round House
Saint Charles, IL 60174
(847) 741-3526

Services

Helps Ministry Church operates from the Round House and serves as home base for the ministry Helps Ministry provides emergency shelter and transitional housing Residential treatment housing is available; the male housing fees are $100 per week. On Saturday, services begin at 12:30 and run through early evening; meals are provided. Spanish is spoken.

Eligibility

Open to individuals in need.

Documents

Please call for information or services.

Hours

Food Pantry: 3:00-5:00 pm at the Chapel. 24 hour phone availability; messages are checked frequently.

Wayside Cross Ministries, Inc.

215 East New York Street
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 892-4239

Services

Wayside Cross Ministries serves abused, homeless, incarcerated and low income individuals through residential program and outreach initiatives. **Urban Youth Ministry provides positive alternatives to street gangs and drug use for children and adolescents with After School Kids Clubs, academic tutoring, sports programs and day camps. **Master's Touch Ministry is a 6-month residential program for men dealing with abuse, violence, addictions and/or anger Men must be sober upon entry into the program and are required to work inside the mission. An Adult Learning Center helps with reading, coaching to complete a GED program and develop marketable computer skills **Lifespring Ministry is a long term transitional living program for homeless women and their children for a 12 month period, with supportive services to teach families skills necessary to live independently. Services are also offered in Spanish.

Eligibility

Abused, homeless, incarcerated and low income individuals open to help offered in a Christian environment.

Documents

Intake Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am - 2:00pm, Sunday NO intake, nor application

Hours

24 Hours 7 Days 8:00 am-4:00 pm office hours, Monday - Friday

Transitional Alternative Reentry Intiative, Inc. (TA)

19 South Broadway Avenue
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 264-0700

Services

The Transitional Alternative Reentry Initiative (TA) aims to reduce recidivism by helping to address the critical and basic needs of parolees, probationers, ex-offenders and their families The organization attempts to provide customized assistance to address those needs Behavioral/Clinical Services include substance abuse services, including intensive outpatient services, anger management, and individual and family counseling DUI services provide: assessment, case management, education, and counseling, including mandated court counseling and advocacy TA also provides an Employment Readiness program that assists offenders in finding temporary through to permanent jobs, and Transitional Housing provides safe and affordable housing that supports offenders' efforts to make changes The Youth Prevention programming includes referrals and partnerships for tutoring, sports clubs, mentorship programs, and trainings ** Spanish interpretation available Substance abuse services in Spanish and English.

Eligibility

Open to anyone who has been convicted of a crime and is dealing with difficult consequences because of it, even long after.

Documents

Call or email for information, or walk in during open office hours (not on Fridays or Sundays).

Hours

8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 8:30 am-7:30 pm Thursday, 12:00 pm-3:00 pm Saturday, Friday: Calls only 8:30 am-5:00 pm.
Closed Sundays.

Hesed House - PADS (Public Action to Deliver Shelter), Inc. and Aurora Soup Kitchen

659 South River Street
Aurora, IL 60506
(630) 897-2156

Services

Hesed House, Inc., is a center for ministries providing services to poor and homeless persons. Hesed House provides opportunities to rebuild lives The Aurora Soup Kitchen, Inc., provides hot lunch on Mondays and Fridays to poor and homeless individuals and families Public Action to Deliver Shelter, Inc., (PADS) is a multi-program organization providing various housing and other services to homeless individuals and families, including emergency shelter and a transitional housing program, counseling and employment assistance ** Spanish is spoken ** The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry, Inc. which provides weekly grocery assistance to individuals and families in need, is located at Hesed House.

Eligibility

Shelter for anyone facing homelessness. Soup kitchen open to anyone needing food. Transitional Living Community will take referrals from other area service providers. If individuals qualify after an interview and screening process, they are put on a waiting list until space opens up.

Documents

Individuals and families can show up for shelter and soup kitchen. Sign in required. Applications required only for Transitional Living Program.

Hours

Shelter: 7:00 pm-7:00 am daily; Day Program 9:00 am-3:00 pm Tuesday-Thursday & 11:00 am-4:00 pm Sat & Sun; Soup Kitchen 11:00 am-12:45 pm Monday & Friday.

PADS Crisis Services, Inc. - The Family Center

Fixed Site - No Drop Offs
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 775-7977

Services

Keyword/Resource Guide: Housing - Emergency

AKA: PADS; Homeless; Shelter

Eligibility

Must be over the age of 18. Cannot be a registered sex offender. Families with children only.

Documents

All admissions are made via PADS Client Advocates or Program Director.

Hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Catholic Charities

Lake County Services
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 782-4000

Services

Keyword/Resource Guide: Adoption; Elder Abuse; Senior Abuse; Senior Citizen Abuse; Emergency Assistance; Electricity Shut Off; Emergency Food; Food Pantries; Food Pantry; E.F.S.P. (Emergency Food and Shelter Program); Gas Shut Off; Housing - Emergency; Housing - Financial Assistance; Housing - Permanent; Information and Referral - Office Hours; Prescription/Medicine Assistance; Transportation - General Assistance; Housing - Emergency; Utilities Assistance; Homeless; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry; Abuse, Elder; Question/questions; Water Shut Off; Prescriptions

4. Holy Family - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Soup Kitchen

914 8th Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 341-6614

Services

Free Meal: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Keyword/Resource Guide: Free Meal Locations;
Soup Kitchens; Food; Congregations/Faith Based; Hunger/hungry;

Eligibility

anyone

Documents

none

Hours

5:30-6:30pm

Waukegan Township Staben House

3000 Grand Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-9944

Services

Transitional housing for homeless women with children.

Eligibility

Adult females (18 years old & older) with children that are homeless.

Documents

Telephone Intake,in person interview by appointment only .

Hours

24 Hours / Day

Waukegan Township - Staben House

3000 West Grand Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-9944

Services

This program is for women and children.

Keyword/Resource Guide: Housing - Transitional for Women and Children; Housing - Domestic Violence, Transitional; Family Violence Prevention;

Waukegan Township - Staben Center

422 South Avenue
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 244-0805

Services

This program is for men only.

Keyword/Resource Guide: Housing - Transitional for Single Men or Women; Housing - Substance Abuse Support Programs; Ex-offenders - Adult;

AKA: exoffenders; felons

Eligibility

Only men are accepted

BAM House

431 North Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(312) 316-0093

Services

BAM House is a Christian faith based non-profit organization that provides structured transitional housing and supportive services for people in the process of overcoming the problems associated with addictions and reintegration into society from homelessness and incarceration We are licensed through the Illinois Department of Human Services Our focus is on the spiritual and behavioral development of our clients to help them find purpose for their lives and become more responsible and productive members of society.

Alexian Brothers After Care

826 North Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 782-8015

Services

We provide housing, meals and support to homeless HIV/AIDS individuals with alcohol/chemical dependency and/or mental illness.[br]

24 O.U.R. House, Inc

419 Center Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
(847) 323-1345

Services

Our organization is based on bridging the gap between Sobriety and Affordable Housing for individuals with a structured environment The goal of 24 O.U.R. House, Inc recovery program is to return the residents to society as drug free and productive members of society Unfortunately, no single intervention has been proven to successfully assist alcoholics and addicts to sustain over extended periods of times We believe that through the extended period of time in the program within a structured environment this will increase the changes of individuals becoming successful members of the community.

Eligibility

Sober Individual who are in need of a structured living arrange at afforable housing to maintain their soberity.

Documents

Contact Richard Blackwell for an appointment

Hours

24 Hours

Morning Star Mission Ministries

350 E Washington Street
Joliet, IL 60433
(815) 722-5780

Services

Non-Denominational organization dedicated to relieving the spiritual and physical hunger of the poor. They do this by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy, shelter for the homeless and the Gospel of Jesus Christ for all.

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Citizens Concerned For The Homeless, Inc.

PO Box 8612
Michigan City, IN 46361
(219) 879-2552

Services

To provide short-term drug and alcohol free emergency shelter to homeless families; to assist in securing permanent housing for these families; provide opportunities to build a skill set to maintain stable housing.

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House That Grace Built

2706 31st Street
Zion, IL 60099
(847) 208-5615

Services

A transitional home for women coming out of incarceration The House that Grace Built is a subsidary of Impacting Lives, Inc. is a 501c3 not for profit and registered with the IRS.

Christian Community Action Of Porter County, Inc.

2001 N Calumet Avenue
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 548-2379

Services

Christian Community Action (CCA), founded in 1964, provides a safe haven for individuals and families to build solid foundations through education, counseling and support to motivate and empower them to become productive economic and community contributors.

Christian Community Action (CCA) provides these programs: Greenwich House - group home for women with mental illness, daily living skills training, job readiness preparation (computer, resume), medication compliance training. Spring Valley Shelter - transitional homeless shelter Counseling, weekly budget training, daily living skills training, improving ytheir credit, referrals to other support programs (AA, drug rehab, community mental health), job readiness preparation. Child Enrichment programs helps children living in the shelter through tutoring, computer skills, group activities and field trips, pre-school activities and training for children and parents. Emergency Assistance - financial help to people in need through an unplanned, unexpected crisis (illness, loss of job due to plant close, fire).

Home of the Sparrow

5342 W Elm St
Mchenry, IL 60050
(815) 271-5444

Services

Home of the Sparrow is a transitional shelter program for women with children, single women and pregnant women who are homeless within McHenry County. Shelter is provided for up to two years Counseling and case management is provided to help women equip themselves with the basic employment, parenting, education and financial skills they need to be self-sufficient and stable in all areas Eligible candidates may continue in subsidized off-site housing and will receive help with getting permanent housing Shelters are located in Crystal Lake and McHenry.

Eligibility

Call for information. Some requirements include: Resident of McHenry County. Mothers must be 18 years old, and their sons must be 12 years of age or younger (call for options for older boys). Domestic violence victims may not be fleeing an abusive partner nor being stalked or harassed by their abuser, and need to have been without any domestic violence incidents within the last 6 months. No warrants can be pending. Applicants/clients must be able to work. No alcohol or drug abuse for at least 6 months.

Documents

Call for an intake interview.

Hours

8:30 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday