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, Brent Carstensen:

Dear Friend of LPCS,

I am pleased to announce that the search for the next Executive Director for Lincoln Park Community Shelter has launched!  In partnership with search firm Careers In Nonprofits, we are now seeking applications from qualified candidates.  Click on the link below for a detailed position description and application instructions.  Those interested in pursuing this opportunity should submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to Shannon Deamer at with “LPCS Executive Director” in the subject ...

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Upcoming Events

Taste of Fall

Nov. 14, 2014 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN AT! Join us for the 7th annual Taste of Fall event Friday, November 14th at Gallery 1028. Enjoy entertainment from the awesome grassroots band, The Tony Bondi Project, a Wine Raffle, and the Ultimate Tasting Raffle. All of the proceeds will go the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. Regular Event tickets are $75. VIP event tickets are $100. This event will sell out (attendance is limited to 225), so get your tickets right away! Questions? Contact Lashawnda M. Carter at or 773.549.6111.

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Donor Spotlight: Greer Foundation and IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation

This month, we would like to celebrate two new supporters of LPCS; the Greer Foundation for providing matching funds toward the On Track Program and Graduate Community; and the IMC Chicago Charitable Foundation.


The Lincoln Park Community Shelter has this name for a very specific reason, and it is the emphasis on Community. In many ways, we exist because of the strong support of people from the community, and in return we try to give back to the community in a number of ways as well. Individuals, organizations, and businesses in the community donate funds to LPCS, needed items, and also give their time to volunteer. We give back by providing safe housing for those in ...

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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!

Take a Tour of LPCS


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