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 ...
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 ...