The Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) is a comprehensive social service agency serving adult men and women who are experiencing homelessness. Located in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, LPCS has been providing shelter and other basic needs to our community since 1985. Today, LPCS provides interim housing, meals, and a focused array of social services to more than 400 people each year.
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LPCS is excited to welcome Sean O'Gara as the new Program Director at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter! Sean has 20 years of experience working to improve outcomes for people adversely affected by homelessness, serious mental illnesses, substance use, and chronic medical conditions. Most of those twenty years were spent working directly on Chicago’s streets and in its shelters, engaging individuals experiencing homelessness and challenged by various disabilities and helping them obtain permanent housing and supportive services. Sean embraces a philosophy of care that incorporates client centered, strength based, trauma informed, harm reduction and housing first principles. Prior to coming to LPCS, Sean spent over 15 years as a Clinical Manager with Heartland Health Outreach. Welcome Sean!