Housing Forward provides overnight shelter, dinner, breakfast, sack lunch-to-go, outreach and case management.
Please do not arrive before 7:00 PM
888 338 1744 (toll free)
Lynda Schueler, MPA, Executive Director
Must live in Cook County
Must provide identification. Volunteers will help you acquire it if you do not have current identification
Bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, school and/or medical records, prison release documents, utility bill or lease, benefits award letter or other documents which qualify as proof of identification
Proof of income is required for some services
Documentation for financial issue, such as 5-day notice and lease copy, utility shut off notice and bills, appointment slips for medical visits or job interviews.
Call 708.386.1946 ext. 2103 for other details regarding documents required
PADS Shelter documentation required:
Photo ID. You can stay only one night if you do not have it and must report to the Support Center the following day
Shelter does not serve unaccompanied youth or sexual offenders
Proof of household income
Proof of homelessness, as defined by HUD
Birth certificates for all household members
Please Note: These services may be provided directly or as guidance assistance by the shelter. Please contact the shelter to get more information.