Over the past 35 years, the “metamorphosis” of LPCS, and the increasing number of individuals facing homelessness we have served, has become an incredible point of pride. We started in a church basement, as a community of people who wanted to help those in need of shelter. We accomplished that and rather than staying comfortable we asked, “What more can we do to help?”
35 years later, we are serving more than 100 individuals every day, have two locations with interim housing and comprehensive services, and 37 permanent supportive housing apartments. Everyone, our donors, community, staff, and Guests, have worked tirelessly to make LPCS into what it is today. None of this has come easily, but the growing pains have been worth it. We are proud of what we do and the fact that we will always ask, “What more can we do for our community?”
We hope you will join us in celebrating our continued growth and service at our spring gala, Metamorphosis, on Friday, April 24th at the beautiful Newberry Library!
Metamorphosis includes cocktails, dinner, music, dancing, a live auction, great company and more. The Newberry Library's exhibitions will be open to guests during our cocktail hour.
All proceeds from Metamorphosis will go directly towards serving the Guests and programs of Lincoln Park Community Services.
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LPCS brings communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes.
35 years ago, a group of concerned neighbors in the Lincoln Park area got together to discuss a way to help those experiencing homelessness in their community. A partnership was formed with four neighboring churches: the Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Church, Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, St. Clement Catholic Church, and St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
February 12, 1985: Lincoln Park Community Services opened its doors to a handful of homeless neighbors.
May 1999: LPCS made the transition from a seasonal shelter to offering continuous support throughout the entire year.
June 2007: LPCS completed renovations in the basement of Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church. This allowed LPCS to offer 24-hour services and improved living and program space for 35 Guests.
June 2019: LPCS moved into its second site, a brand new facility at 1521 N Sedgwick. The opening of this facility has enhanced programs and services, grown interim housing by 37%, provided for increased visibility in the community, and provides 20 on-site subsidized permanent supportive housing apartments — a first for LPCS.
If you would like to learn more about opportunities to volunteer at LPCS, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Metamorphosis, please contact our Development Coordinator Lexi Gallopoulos at 773.549.6111x 220 or Lexi@lpcschicago.org.