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

A Message from our Board President:


Dear Friends of LPCS:


On behalf of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter Board of Directors, I’m pleased to announce we have hired Dan Hula to be our next Executive Director.


Dan brings to us an impressive track record of working with individuals experiencing homelessness, poverty, and hunger. Most recently, as Director of the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center, he led a strategic transformation of the agency from a focus on emergency food and clothing assistance to a long-term, case management based model.


Some of you may already know Dan, as he ...

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Upcoming Events

Metamorphosis Party 2015

April 24, 2015 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Join us at The Atrium on April 24th, 2015 as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of LPCS at the eighth annual Metamorphosis Party. Funds raised from this event directly support the programs and Guests of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Joe White

Since graduating from LPCS, Joe became one of our most frequent front desk volunteers. He has been a volunteer for almost four years and has logged over 2,200 hours of service. Joe loves watching his hours increase little by little and when not volunteering Joe enjoys frequent visits with his sisters and mother.

Joe became homeless in June, 2007, and ran across a story in the newspaper about LPCS’ building renovation. He read about the shelter and how guests stay here for longer periods of time while working on their goals and how people really develop a sense of stability here. Joe was on the wait-list for 15 weeks and once he got into the Lincoln Park Community Shelter he felt he was ‘home’.

One of Joe’s most memorable experiences at LPCS was as follows: “One freezing cold day, we were all sent out ...

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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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