Connections for the Homeless

1458 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201
847-424-0945 ext 15
Contact Honore’ Lawless

  • 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 847-424-0945 ext 15.
  • Franciscan Outreach Association

    1645 W. LeMoyne Street
    Chicago, IL 60622
    (773) 278-6724

  • Provides emergency overnight shelter for men (215 beds) and women (35 women).
  • A soup kitchen is also available.
  • Interfaith House

    3456 W. Franklin Blvd.
    Chicago, IL 60624
    (773) 533-6013

  • Provides respite care and shelter for homeless single adults, ages 18 and older.
  • Respite care is typically available for broken bones, gunshot wounds, post-surgery care, infections, chronic health conditions (including hypertension and diabetes).
  • Case management, SA counseling, housing assistance are also available.
  • The Night Ministry

    Administrative Office
    4711 N. Ravenswood Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60640
    (773) 784-9000
    Health Outreach Bus
    Voicemail: 784-9000 (x7004)
    If you need to reach bus personnel before the bus leaves for the night, leave a voicemail here.

    Open Door Youth Shelter-West Town
    (773) 506-4100
    Toll-free number for youth: 1-877-286-2523

    Open Door Youth Shelter-Lakeview
    (773) 506-3120
    Toll-free number for youth: 1-877-286-2523

  • Serves youth and adults who face multiple complex challenges on a daily basis, including homelessness, poverty, abuse, loneliness and neglect.
  • Northside Housing and Supportive Services

    (formerly Lakeview Shelter)
    835 W Addison
    Chicago, IL
    (773) 327-1389
    Contact Mike Hill

  • 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.
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    Emergency situations – 911
    Emergency shelter (within Chicago) – 311
    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800) 273-8255
    National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-SAFE (7233)