“For the first time since the pandemic began, Oak Park will have an emergency overnight shelter for those experiencing homelessness. On Wednesday, January 4, Housing Forward will open a 15-bed shelter at St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy. To make this happen, Housing Forward, the Oak Park Homelessness Coalition, Village of Oak Park and St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy and St. Giles Parish leadership worked together over the past few months. Thank you to Takeout 25 Oak Park for providing dinners!”

– Oak Park Homeless Coalition

The shelter, located at 38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park, IL 60302 will be open daily from 7 pm – 6:30 am from January 4 through April 30.

To learn more, read the Chicago Sun Times article about the new overnight shelter.

To find more resources, visit the Downtown Oak Park Help for the Homeless page.