Cook County, IL Homeless Shelters
Cook County, IL list of housing resources we have uncovered: Homeless Shelters, Supportive Housing, Halfway Housing, Transitional Housing, Day Shelters, Low Income Housing, Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centers.

Shelter Listings is dedicated to serving the homeless and low-income.  We have listed out the shelters and low cost housing services we have in Cook, IL below. This list has homeless shelters, halfway houses, affordable housing, etc. The database consists of over 3,000 listings and includes emergency shelters, homeless shelters, day shelters, transitional housing, shared housing, residential drug alcohol rehabilitation programs and permanent affordable housing. 


Phoenix Recovery Support Services

501 N. Central Ave., 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL - 60644
(773) 417-7088
Recovery home. Call for rates.

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NORTHWEST COMPASS - Homeless Entry Point

1300 W Northwest Hwy
Mt Prospect, IL - 60056
847.392.2344
cook county homeless entry point.

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TOGETHER WE COPE - Homeless Entry Point

17010 Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park, IL - 60477
708.633.5040
cook county homeless entry point.

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HOUSING FORWARD - Homeless Entry Point

6634 W Roosevelt Rd, 2nd Floor
Oak Park, IL - 60304
708.338.1724
cook county homeless entry point.

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KINGDOM RESIDENTIAL Transitional Housing

12610 S. HONORE ST.
CALUMET PARK, IL - 60827
(708) 314-9899
Transitional Housing for adult males with mental disabilities.

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The Harbour Park Ridge

1440 Renaissance Drive
Park Ridge, IL - 60068
(847) 297-8541
Emergency shelter, transitional housing for youths.

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Connections For The Homeless

2121 Dewey Ave
Evanston, IL - 60201
847-475-7070
Housing Assistance, support, transitional housing

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Roseland Christian Ministries GROW Program

10858 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL - 60628
773-264-5665
Program for women who are recovering from addiction

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Hope Day Shelter

140 East Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL - 60067
(847) 963-9163
day shelter and services.

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St Mary's PADS Homeless Shelter Des Plaines

794 Pearson Street
Des Plaines, IL - 60016
(847) 963-9163
homeless shelter and services.

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Respond Now Chicago Heights

1439 Emerald Avenue
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
(708) 755-4357
Food, Financial Help, Emergency Temporary Lodging

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Ford Heights Community Service Center - Ceda Ford Heights

1647 Cottage Grove Ave
Ford Heights, IL - 60411
708-758-2510
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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The Boulevard - Assessment/respite Program

3456 West Franklin Blvd.
Chicago, IL - 60624
773-533-6013
ill and injured homeless, homeless adults,

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South Suburban PADS

414 W. Lincoln Hwy
Chicago Heights, IL - 60411
708-332-7700

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Bethel Human Resources Corp Harvey

15100 S Page Ave
Harvey, IL - 60426
(708) 333-4111
Transitional Supportive Housing

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Hope House Chicago

3551 W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL - 60624
(773) 762-6389
men's program to reenter society after prison or substance abuse.

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Salvation Army Shield of Hope Shelter

924 N Christiana Ave
Chicago, IL - 60651
(773) 725-1100

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Wings Program - Domestic Violence Programs

5104 Tollview Dr b
Rolling Meadows, IL - 60008
(847)519-7820
domestic violence transitional housing, shelter.

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The Ark - Sarnoff Levin Residence

6450 N. California Ave.
Chicago, IL - 60645
773-973-1000
transitional housing, homeless, shelter,jewish community

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La Casa Norte Chicago

2845 W McLean Ave
Chicago, IL - 60647
(773)276-4900
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Together We Cope Tinley Park

17010 Oak Park Ave
Tinley Park, IL - 60477
(708) 633-5040
Provides food, shelter, clothing, referrals

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Transitional Housing Chicago

4101 N Ravenswood
Chicago, IL - 60613
(773)572-5200
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Guildhaus Blue Island, IL Sober Living Halfway House

2413 Canal Street
Blue Island, IL - 60406
(708) 385-3228
non profit organization, halfway house, substance abuse and alcohol treatment.

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New Beginnings Recovery Homes, Inc.

817 W 51st Pl
Chicago, IL - 60609
773-707-3120
New Beginning is providing housing, jobs and transportation to and from gainful employment.

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Breakthrough Urban Ministries - Men's Services (for Men 22+)

402 N. St. Louis Ave
Chicago, IL - 60624
(773) 346-1785
Men shelter, 24 hours, overnight shelter, food, shower, laundry, clothing, case management, couseling. access to health care, employment training

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Single Room Housing Assistance Corp. Chicago

501 N Central Ave
Chicago, IL - 60644
(312) 212-1212
supportive housing, housing referrals

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Spanish Coalition For Housing Chicago

1922 N. Pulaski Rd
Chicago, IL - 60639
(773) 342-7575
housing assistance, energy assistance, Weatherization, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP, prevent risk of eviction, locate affordable rental)

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Latin United Community Housing Association Chicago

3541 W North Ave
Chicago, IL - 60647
(773)276-5338
housing assistance, rental assistance, home repairs, community organizing, housing counseling and advocacy

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West Englewood United Organization - Clara's House Shelter (for Women And Children)

1650-56 West 63rd. Street
Chicago, IL - 60636
773-778-2811

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Door of Hope Rescue Mission

5313-15 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL - 60615
(773) 624-0586
Overnight and transitional facility for men.

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Agape Homeless Transitional Center

6340 S. Racine
Chicago, IL - 60636
(708) 406-9580
Family homeless shelter and resource center.

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Knapp House Recovery

216 North Laclare
Chicago, IL - 60644
(503) 206-4501
sober recovery house,

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International Fellowship Of Christians And Jews Chicago

30 N Lasalle St
Chicago, IL - 60602

Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Northwest Side Housing Center Chicago

5233 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL - 60639
(773) 283-3888
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Cook County Housing Development Corporation Chicago

175 W Jackson Blvd Ste 350
Chicago, IL - 60604
312.663.5447
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Young Mens Christian Association Of Metropolitan Chicago Foundation Fo Chicago

801 N Dearborn Pkwy
Chicago, IL - 60610
(312)932-1200
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Catholic Charities Of The Archdiocese Of Chicago Chicago

721 N. Lasalle Street
Chicago, IL - 60654
(312) 655-7700
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Cathedral Shelter Of Chicago Chicago

1668 W Ogden Ave
Chicago, IL - 60612
(312)997-2222
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Housing Opportunities And Maintenance For The Elderly - Chicago

5414b W Roosevelt Rd
Chicago, IL - 60644
(773)921-3200
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Housing Action Illinois Chicago

11 East Adams #1601
Chicago, IL - 60603
312-939-6074
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Deborah's Place - Marah's Permanent Housing (for Women)

1456 West Oakdale
Chicago, IL - 60657
773-348-9011
permanent supportive housing for women

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Heartland Alliance For Human Needs And Human Rights - Assertive Community Treatment Residential (for The Mentally Ill)

208 South Lasalle Street
Chicago, IL - 60604
312-660-1300
housing, health care, jobs, justice.

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Pacific Garden Mission

1458 South Canal Street
Chicago, IL - 60607
(312) 492-9410
men's homeless shelter, overnight accommodations, clothing, medical assistance, shower, clean sleepwear, comfortable bunk, women shelter, homeless children, bread of life

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REST - Residents For Effective Shelter Transitions

941 West Lawrence
Chicago, IL - 60640
(773) 784-0909

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St. Martin De Porres House Of Hope (for Women And Children)

6423 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL - 60637
(773) 643-5843
individual, group and family counseling, health care, educational, life skillls training for adults, personal development, music and spiritual direction. AA and NA meetings

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Breakthrough Urban Ministries - Women's Services Program (for Women)

3330 W. Carroll Ave.
Chicago, IL - 60624
773-722-0179
Women shelter, overnight service, women in crisis, food, shower, laundry, clothing, case management, counseling, substance abuse referral, access to healthcare

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Deborah's Place - Dolores' Safe Haven (for Mentally Ill Women)

1530 North Sedgwick
Chicago, IL - 60610
773-722-5080
mental illness, case management, medical service, education services, psychiatric consultation, women shelter

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Deborah's Place - Teresa's Interim Housing (for Women)

2822 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL - 60610
773-722-5080
transitional housing for women

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Deborah's Place - Patty Crowley Apartments (for Women)

1530 North Sedgwick
Chicago, IL - 60610
312-944-9227
affordable permanent housing to women, homeless, case management, support groups, art therapy, educational, employment services.

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Deborah's Place - Rebecca Johnson Apartments (for Women)

2822 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL - 60612
773-722-5080
affordable permanent housing to women, homeless, case management, support groups, art therapy, educational, employment services, case management, support groups, art therapy, educational, employment services.

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Deborah's Place Chicago

2822 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL - 60612
773-722-5080
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization, shelter, women, mental illness, comprehensive support services, overnight shelter,

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Cicero Housing Authority Cicero

1634 S Laramie Ave
Cicero, IL - 60804
(708) 656-8223
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Inner Peace Corp. Sober Living Spaces for women

5756 S. Wood
Chicago, IL - 60629
773-744-0613
Sober living for women and women with children.

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Shelter Inc - Emergency and Long Term Shelter for children

1616 Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL - 60004
847-255-8060
Emergency and Long Term Shelter for children.

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Potter House Halfway House

116 S 15th Ave
Maywood, IL - 60153
708-343-7969
Non Profit Organization, Halfway house, substance abuse treatment, alcohol, drug treatment prevention assistance.

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The Way Back Inn Halfway House Broadview IL

1915 W Roosevelt Rd
Broadview, IL - 60155
708-345-8422
Non Profit Organization, Halfway House, Transitional Housing

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Oak Park Housing Authority Oak Park

21 South Boulevard
Oak Park, IL - 60302
(708) 386-9322
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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The Habitat Corporation - Low Rent Public Housing Chicago

350 W Hubbard St. Suite 500
Chicago, IL - 60610
(312) 527-5700
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Chicago Housing Authority Chicago

60 E. Van Buren
Chicago, IL - 60605
(312) 742-8500
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Housing Authority Of The County Of Cook Chicago

175 W. Jackson Blvd. Suite 350
Chicago, IL - 60604
(312)542-4728
Housing Authority, Low Income Affordable Housing, Public Housing

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Primo Center For Women And Children Chicago

4241 West Washington Boulevard
Chicago, IL - 60624
(773) 722-0544
Transitional Housing

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Casa Central Chicago

1343 N. California
Chicago, IL - 60622
(773)645-2300
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Connections For The Homeless Evanston

2010 Dewey Ave
Evanston, IL - 60201
(847)475-7070
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Heartland Human Care Services Chicago

208 S. Lasalle St.
Chicago, IL - 60604
(312)660-1300
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Deborahs Place Ii Chicago

2822 West Jackson
Chicago, IL - 60612
(773)638-3539
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Inner Voice Chicago

1621 W Walnut St
Chicago, IL - 60612
(312)666-8110
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Community Supportive Living Systems Chicago

11113 South Western Ave
Chicago, IL - 60643
(773)881-1767
Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Chicago Christian Industrial League Chicago

2750 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Chicago, IL - 60608

Transitional Housing, Non Profit Organization

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Housing Opportunity Development Corporation Techny

2001 Waukegan Rd
Techny, IL - 60082
(847)5642900
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Chicago Housing Authority Windows Of Opportunity, Inc. Chicago

60 E Van Buren St
Chicago, IL - 60605
(312) 786-6600
housing assistance, socially and economically self sufficient

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Chicago Mutual Housing Network Chicago

2418 West Bloomingdale Ave
Chicago, IL - 60647
(773)278-9210
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Southeast Chicago Development Commission Inc Chicago

9204 S Commercial Ave
Chicago, IL - 60617
(773)731-8755
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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National Association Of Christian Community Developers, Aka Christian Community Development Assn. Chicago

3827 W Odgen Ave
Chicago, IL - 60623
(773) 475-7370
Non Profit Organization that provides housing assistance

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Ceda Near West Cicero

6141 West Rooseveltt Road
Cicero, IL - 60804
708-222-3824
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Evanston Neighbors At Work Evanston

1229 Emerson St
Evanston, IL - 60201
847-328-5166
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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The Greater Chicagoland Fellowship Club-voluntary Removal Hanover Park

1969 Ontarioville Road
Hanover Park, IL - 60133
630-837-9400
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Ceda Center For Community Action Harvey

53 E 154th St
Harvey, IL - 60426
708-339-3610
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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South Suburban Housing Center Homewood

18220 Harwood Avenue, Suite 1
Homewood, IL - 60430
708-957-4674
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Proviso-leyden Council For Community Action -plcca Maywood

411 Madison St
Maywood, IL - 60153
312-795-8964
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Oak Park Regional Housing Center Oak Park

1041 South Boulevard
Oak Park, IL - 60302
708-848-7150-11
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Southeast Ceda Robbins

3518 W 139th St
Robbins, IL - 60472
708-371-1220
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Southwest Development Association - Ceda Summit Argo

7666 West 63rd Street
Summit Argo, IL - 60501
708-458-2736
Agency that provides HUD Approved Housing Assistance Programs

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Beds Plus Overnight Shelter

PO Box 2035
LaGrange, IL - 60525
(708) 354 0858
Homeless Shelter, Emergency Food

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You Can Make It, Inc.

5050-5052 S. Laflin St.
Chicago, IL - 60609
773-732-5784
Emergency Shelter, Meals, Substance Abuse Treatment

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Lincoln Park Community Shelter

600 W. Fullerton Pkwy.
Chicago, IL - 60614
773-549-6111
Supportive Housing

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Types of Shelters and Services we provide


We provide many categories of shelter for those in need and in need of services. They include:

Day Shelters supplement homeless and low-income people when the shelter their staying in only offers shelter on an overnight basis. Case management is often provided and sometimes there are laundry and shower facilities.  Meals and basic hygiene may also be offered.  Almost all day shelters provide their services free of charge. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows clients to stay during the day is also classified under this category.

Emergency Homeless Shelters both provide short term relief for the homeless & low-income. Usually there is a maximum stay of 3 months or less. Many of these shelters ask their clients to leave during the day.  Meals and other supportive services are often offered.  3 times out of 5 these shelters offer their services free of charge.

Halfway Housing helps transition individuals and families from shelters or homelessness to permanent housing. Length of stay is usually anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.  Residents are often required to pay at least 30% of their income toward program fees.  Sometimes the money they pay in fees is returned to them when they leave. Any emergency or homeless shelter that allows their clients to stay more then 6 months is also classified under this category.

Permanent Affordable Housing is a long-term solution for housing. Residents are often allowed to stay as long as they remain in the low-income bracket but is sometimes limited 3 - 5 years.  Residents pay no more than 30% of their income toward rent. Emergency shelters, homeless shelters and transitional housing programs that allow their clients to stay without a maximum stay is also classified under this category.

Drug And Alcohol Rehab programs are intended to treat alcohol and/or drug dependency.  The cost of participating in one of these programs and the method of treatment range significantly. The database operated on this website only includes residential rehab programs (not outpatient programs). We also provide Access to Recovery (ATR) Grant programs for substance abuse treatment. 



Supportive Housing Programs that provide an alternative living arrangement for individuals who, because of age, disability, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic homelessness or other circumstances, are unable to live independently without care, supervision and/or support to help them in the activities of daily living; or who need access to case management, housing support, vocational, employment and other services to transition to independent living.

Shared Housing Programs helps bring low income persons together and helps prevent homelessness by providing affordable housing options. This service is good for families, disabled persons, and others wanted more companionship. ShelterListings.org finds these shared housing locations and lists them throughout our website.

Rooming House or Boarding House A rooming house is a building in which renters occupy single rooms and share kitchens, bathrooms, and common areas. The location may be a converted single family home, a converted hotel, or a purpose built structure. Rooming houses are low cost housing and may have as few as three rooms for rent, or more than a hundred. The same goes for boarding houses. We list these types of residences throughout ShelterListings.org.

Transitional housing is affordable low cost supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move toward independent living on their own. Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistanc, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information.