What We Do

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.


600 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (773) 549-6111
Fax: (773) 549-1767

General E-mail:


What’s New at LPCS

Meet Sarah Leight, our April Volunteer Spotlight.

"I always look forward to the welcoming and positive atmosphere at LPCS.  The guests and staff constantly emit an energy that promotes patience, understanding, and growth." - Sarah

Thank you to all of our supporters of Metamorphosis Party 2014! With your help we were successful in reaching our fundraising goal of raising more than $100,000!



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Upcoming Events

Taste of Fall

Nov. 14, 2014 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Save the date! Taste of Fall 2014 will be Friday, November 14th at Gallery 1028; featuring live music from the Tony Bondi Project. For information on how you can get involved as a sponsor contact Community Relations & Development Manager, Lashawnda M. Carter at

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Volunteer Spotlight: Fourth Presbyterian Church

We are very excited to have chosen members from Fourth Presbyterian Church to represent our volunteer spotlight of the month! Since October 2013, the church group has volunteered to purchase, prepare, and serve breakfast each month at the shelter. When asked about their favorite part of volunteering, one member of the group said "an LPCS resident or staff person welcomes us each month with a fresh pot of coffee and a friendly smile. Our group leader is especially grateful that staff is always available for questions, should we need to know procedures or the whereabouts of any item”.

We are very excited to have chosen members from Fourth Presbyterian Church to represent our volunteer spotlight for the month of March! This group purchases, prepares, and serves breakfast each month at the shelter. The individuals that regularly come on rotation are: Larry Nicholson, Maggie McGuire, Cindy Winland, Robert Doak, Brenda Mauldin, Karen Philip, Peg Griffiths, Liz Kurman, and Joe Aguanno. One volunteer says, “Although we began volunteering as a collection of individuals, many of us keep returning, thus getting to know each other and coalescing into a group.  Our work is ...

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Homelessness is...

Stories from guests and graduates of the LPCS. View the inspirational Shelter video on YouTube. And share with a friend!

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