On Sunday, February 12th, the Lincoln Park Community Shelter celebrated its 27th anniversary. The idea for a neighborhood shelter was first formed when a group of Lincoln Park neighbors got together to discuss a way they could help the homeless in their community. On a cold February night in 1985, the Lincoln Park Community Shelter opened the doors to its first homeless guests. With the help of four neighborhood churches, the Lincoln Park Community Shelter was born and we have been serving the greater Chicago area ever since. The LPCS is not religiously affiliated and continues to be completely privately funded. Truly a community based organization, the LPCS is volunteer-driven with over 1,500 volunteers helping to serve as meals, providing overnight supervision, delivering programs, and more each year.
While we wish that there were no need for LPCS to exist anymore, we are grateful for all of the support we have received from the community over the past 27 years. Without your support we wouldn’t be the successful organization that we are today. So thanks, and here’s hoping that we won’t have to celebrate another 27 years!
To learn more about the history of LPCS, click here. Read about our 25th anniversary celebration here.
Want to learn more about volunteering? See what opportunities are available here.