Thursday, March 26, 2009

What LPCS means to me...

It means that even in these "most uncertain times" there are still people (places) that have caring, understanding, and concern for those who are in need, and are willing to step up and take action.
--Cheryl Lifschultz, LPCS receptionist

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Guests Speak Out

Did you know that each month, LPCS features artwork and poetry from its guests on the website? The website showcases the creative expressions of the individuals here at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. Guests have submitted art ranging from poetry to drawings, creative-nonfiction to photography. Guests have chosen to share this work with the larger LPCS community as a way of expressing their unique and diverse perspectives. Above is a sample from last month's featured work. To view all of this month's Guests Speak Out work, visit

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What LPCS means to me...

To me, LPCS is a place where I can engage with the community. I am privileged to listen to many unique stories, from those of guests and community clients, to the stories of my fellow staff and our volunteers. Each story gives me hope and motivation to overcome the big and small trials that life throws at me.

LPCS also provides me an opportunity to work in a place where I feel like my efforts make a difference: whether it is providing an ear to listen, giving a friendly smile first thing in the morning, or helping someone find employment and housing.
--Abby Lane, Interim Housing Manager