600 W. Fullerton Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614

Phone: (773) 549-6111
Fax: (773) 549-1767

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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 spent ten months as a Program Intern at LPCS while earning his Master’s degree at DePaul. He credits his passion for providing long term, transformative support to individuals experiencing homelessness in large part to the exposure he received to our approach and programs during his internship. 


The Board of Directors believes Dan to be a visionary leader, whose passion for the cause and results oriented style will contribute greatly to advancing the LPCS mission and our impact in the community. We invite you to read more in our press release here.


Please join me in congratulating Dan.  I hope you have the opportunity to meet him soon.

Brent Carstensen

President, Board of Directors

LPCS is turning 30...and we're writing a book!

The Lincoln Park Community Shelter is calling for submissions from all LPCS Guests, former Guests, Graduates, Neighbors, Volunteers, Community Clients, ICLP Residents, current and former Staff and Board Members!!!

We want to honor your experiences through a "collective memoir" of homelessness and LPCS. Please consider sharing any part of your journey with us. Click here for more information. You can submit your story at