LPCS in the News
Make Decent Housing a Priority
Come to rally in support of the Chateau Hotel residents, who are about to become homeless, sponsored by Lakeview Action Coalition. The press conference and rally will be next Thursday (March 8) at 5:30 at 3838 N. Broadway. Lastly, check out this awesome letter sent into the Sun-Times by Lakeview Action Coalition president, and LPCS Executive Director, Erin Ryan!
Once Homeless, Man Finds Freedom in Lincoln Park Community S
A look at the issue of homelessness in Chicago, in part through the eyes of a North Side man who used his resources in a Lincoln Park interim housing facility to overcome living on the street.
By Carrie Frillman, Lincoln Park Patch
The Cheap Date Show interviews Meghan Freebeck about LPCS
Cheap Date – September 28 2012 – Taste of Fall!
September 28, 2012
We’re back at the microphones for a good cause! Join us as we talk to Meghan Freebeck of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Community Shelter about their Taste of Fall event!
The event takes place on Friday, October 26 and everyone is invited for an evening of great food, great music, and and auction that helps a great cause!
For more information, visit www.tasteoffall.org or 773-549-6111.
"Etats-Unis, vies à crédit"
Le Nouvel Observateur January 5, 2012
LPCS was recently interviewed and featured by a French monthly magazine! The article, in French, is about the United State's reliance on credit. Unfortunately, we do not have an English version of the full article, but thanks to a wonderful volunteer, you can view a translation the section of the article that mentions a former LPCS guest below. The full article (in French) is available here.
"This is what happened to Jeff, 50 years old, ex-maintenance technician ($80,000 dollars per year), who bought a house on credit four years ago at the top of the market, for $265,000 dollars: "The greatest error of my life." Jeff did not have a dollar on the side: "For what good? I had my house, it would of course go up in value..." In 2008, he lost his job. He began juggling credit cards. A year later, his property was seized by the bank and was sold again for $100,000 dollars! Crushed under debt of $300,000 dollars, Jeff filed for bankruptcy. Today, stripped of everything, he lives in subsidized-housing. An extreme example? No."
"Guests past & present show off their talents..."
Skyline January 11, 2012
Photgraphs from guests and Graduates of the LPCS are featured in latest Chicago Photography Center community show "Illuminations". Read about one guests experience in this wonderful article.
LPCS Awarded for Excellence in Service and Management
Press Release June 2011
This May the Lincoln Park Community Shelter received two prestigious awards: the Emergency Fund Service Excellence Award and the Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence.