Franciscan Outreach shelters provide men and women with a stable and secure environment that not only reduces the health and safety risks of living outdoors, but offers an array of programs and services they can access to make positive changes in their lives.

Shelter guests have access to the following:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • A warm bed
  • Case management
  • Support groups
  • Housing programs
  • Health care services
  • Shower facilities
  • Mail services
  • Clothing
  • Personal items


2715 W. Harrison St.

Shelter for Men and Women

Men’s Dorms: Serves 227
Women’s Dorm: Serves 45


6:30 p.m. – Women enter the shelter
7:30 p.m. – Men enter the shelter
6:30 a.m. – Men and women exit the shelter

At Walls Memorial CME Church

200 S. Sacramento Blvd.

Shelter for Men

Men’s Dorm: Serves 70


6:30 p.m. – Men enter the shelter
6:30 a.m. – Men exit the shelter

Pilsen Shelter

Franciscan Outreach opened this shelter in 2018 for men and women who are transitioning from living in tent-city encampments. We work closely with street outreach teams from Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services to build connections with people living in encampments to better understand and meet their specific needs.

At the shelter in Pilsen, we offer people a safe place to sleep, three daily meals, 24-hour shelter access, storage bins and lockers for personal belongings, and a room for personal pets.


1856 S. Loomis St.

Shelter for Men and Women

Serves 40 Men & Women


Services are only for guests of the shelter in Pilsen