Lincoln Park Community Shelter
The Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) is a not-for-profit Illinois corporation, founded in 1984 by members of four neighborhood churches: Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, St. Clement Catholic Church, Church of Our Saviour Episcopalian, and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ. Still supported by these congregations and countless others, the LPCS provides a safe place to eat and sleep, and a targeted array of social services to help guests become self-sufficient. Since its inception, the LPCS has remained community-based, volunteer-driven, and privately-funded. The LPCS is also a participant in the citywide effort to transform the homeless service system, through the “Getting Housed, Staying Housed” 10-year strategic plan to end homelessness. In June 2007, the LPCS opened its newly renovated Interim Housing Community, in line with this plan.