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Chicago’s “Bubble Ambassador” is a Franciscan Outreach Guest!

Andre Allen likes to spread joy with his bubbles as he welcomes visitors on Chicago tour boats. See WGNTV news story. Andre is also a guest of the Franciscan Outreach shelter in Pilsen where he has a safe place to sleep each night, three meals a day and support from a dedicated case manager. Click…

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Study Identifies Barriers to Housing for Long-Term Shelter Stayers

Study Identifies Barriers to Housing for Long-Term Shelter Stayers Franciscan Outreach serves more than 7,600 of our city’s most vulnerable residents throughout the year. Through daily interactions with guests at our five service sites across Chicago, we noticed a growing trend of people staying at our two largest shelters for extensive periods of time. In…

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Franciscan Outreach Sells Property & Moves to Pilsen

Franciscan Outreach Sells Property & Moves to Pilsen In 2018, we announced that the Franciscan Outreach Board of Directors made a strategic decision to sell the organization’s property at 1645 W. LeMoyne, known as the Marquard Center. Over the years, Wicker Park has become increasingly gentrified. As a result, the number of guests served at…

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