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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Guest Spotlight: Bobbie M.

Bobbie M. is no stranger to hard work: she worked to buy her first condo at age 22. When she married, she and her husband worked to buy a nice house in suburban Chicago, and had a daughter, whom they hoped to send to college. While her husband worked, she cared for her family and her mother at home. In 2004 that dream disintegrated. In the course of a year, Bobbie’s mother and husband died. Already suffering from hypertension and sarcoidosis, in the years that followed, Bobbie developed congestive heart failure, and ultimately, kidney disease. Continue inside to read our new Graduate's story about what her seven months at LPCS has helped her do…

The stock market may continue to rebound, and parts of our economy are being revived, but the most vulnerable among us, many of them hit hard by the 2008 recession, are still struggling against seemingly insurmountable odds. Funding for social services, especially those for mental health care, have been severely decreased.  Chicago continues to face its greatest shortage of affordable housing in history. And yet we are proud to be able to report on the successes of our Lincoln Park Community Shelter Guests and Graduates, and of our programs.

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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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