Chicago Ave Mission
The Chicago Avenue Mission is a 16- bed emergency homeless shelter whose mission is to give homeless adult men and women a safe and warm place to stay. Our goal is to help all of our homeless guests attain the skills, tools, and resources they need to become permanently housed once again.
The Mission is open daily from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. from October 1st through May 31st each year and serves 50 to 60 unduplicated homeless men and women each year.
The Chicago Avenue Mission is generously supported by individual contributions from the community, grants from the United Way of Northwest Illinois, the First Lutheran Endowment and the Illinois Department of Human Services.