West Suburban Cook County Summer 2019 Street Card

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Warmer weather brings changes and beginning May 28th Summer Transitional Shelter begins. The summer shelter program operates from mid May to late August, seven days a week, at seven sites and is designed to foster sustained stability by providing a combination of short-­term shelter and supportive services for 15 participants nightly. In addition to taking on roles with food prep and cleaning, clients in the program can access case management, support group activities and life skills training. Limited spaces are made available on a lottery basis for newly homeless individuals. Volunteers are key to the success of the program as they are invited join clients for dinner and interact more than is usually possible during regular shelter season.

Volunteers can be groups of friends, individuals, families, neighbors, youth groups, etc. Shifts are managed through Sign-Up Genius (clickable links below) by date and location and coordinated by Enid Johnson, our Volunteer & Community Outreach Manager reachable at 708.338-1724 ext. 220 or ejohnson@housingforward.org. More information about what is asked of each shift can be found at the Sign-Up Genius sites.

For first time volunteers in Summer Shelter, you need not attend a Volunteer Training, but we ask that you complete the brief New Volunteer Registration Form on our website under "Get Involved" and found at the right of the page under "Getting Started" or by clicking here. 

May 22 – Sept 4
Support Center Summer Lunch Program


May 28 – June 9
Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church


June 10 – June 23
St. Christopher Episcopal Church


June 24 - July 7
United Lutheran Church


July 8 – July 21
St. Giles Catholic Church


July 22 – Aug 4
Oak Park Temple


Aug 5 – Aug 11
St Paul Thai Lutheran Church


Aug. 12 - 31 
First United Church of Oak Park


We deeply appreciate those who can take one or more dates over the summer.