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Homelessness Resources

Services for Homeless and At-Risk Students

At Moody we believe in the authority of the Bible, which contains timeless truths that are still relevant today. God’s Word is the foundation of our understanding of God and what He has called us to accomplish on earth.

We are committed to providing our students with the highest caliber of service possible through compassion and understanding. We strive to support them by offering clear and timely communications while providing beneficial services that remove barriers for students of all abilities, circumstances, and ages.

Moody Central: (312) 329-2020


College Students Who Are Considered Homeless

Many people assume that homeless college students are only those who sleep on streets and in abandoned buildings. But college students are also considered homeless if they live in cars, a shelter, hotels, or with family and friends.

Homelessness is something that can keep students from succeeding in college and, although the number of students may be small, it is something that these students have to face during their time in college.

Homelessness may lead to students dropping out of school, which negates or hinders any chance of a career or earning potential.

To help homeless students get adequate shelter and meals, this page lists local shelters and food pantries that can assist students that attend Moody Bible Institute.

Food Pantries

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago
(312) 655-7700
721 N LaSalle St. Chicago, IL. 60654
Wed/Thu/Fri: 9–11:30 a.m., 1–3 p.m.

Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Food Pantry
(312) 640-2571
126 E Chestnut St. Chicago IL. 60611
Tue/Wed/Thu: Bag Lunches served 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Northwestern Settlement House
(773) 278-7471
1400 W Augusta Blvd. Chicago, IL. 60622
Tue/Wed/Thu: 9 a.m.–12 p.m.

TSA: Chicago Temple
(312) 492-6803
1 N Ogden Ave. Chicago, IL. 60607
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.–12 p.m.

Community Meals

Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Food Pantry
(312) 640-2571
126 E Chestnut St. Chicago IL. 60611
Sunday Night Supper: Served at Fourth Church starting at 4 p.m
Monday Night Supper: Served at Catholic Charities starting at 4 p.m.

Meals Ministry
(312) 787-2729
126 E Chestnut St. Chicago, IL. 60611
Tue/Wed/Thu: 12–1 p.m.
Sunday: 4–5:30 p.m.

Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Chicago
(312) 655-7700
721 N LaSalle St. Chicago, IL. 60654
Monday–Friday 4–5 p.m.

Breaking Bread Ministries
(312) 805-0408
1111 N Wells St. Ste 500 Chicago, IL 60610
Wednesday 6–7 p.m.


Shelters provide a safe place for those who are homeless to sleep. The more a person stays unsheltered the more their mental and physical health deteriorates, which makes it harder for them to regain stability.

Each shelter has different approaches to helping the homeless. Some offer temporary accommodations while others offer a whole range of services to help persons get back on their feet. These usually include a regular feeding program, medical assistance, basic necessities, employment assistance, and rehabilitation.

Lincoln Park Community Services
(773) 549-6111
600 W Fullerton Pkwy, Chicago, IL. 60614
Sunday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Lincoln Park Community Services brings communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes.

Deborah’s Place
(312) 944-8810
1530 N Sedgwick St. Chicago, IL. 60610
Deborah’s Place opens doors of opportunity for women who are homeless in Chicago. Supportive housing and services offer women tools to heal, achieve their goals, and move on from homelessness.

Franciscan Outreach
(773) 265-6683
2715 W Harrison St, Chicago, IL. 60612
Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Franciscan Outreach shelters provide men and women with a stable and secure environment that offers an array of programs and services they can access to make positive changes in their lives.

The Night Ministry
(773) 784-9000
1735 N Ashland Ave Ste 2000, Chicago, IL. 60622
Sunday–Saturday: 8 a.m–5 p.m.
Residential services provide long-term housing, intensive life skills, and coaching to youth and young adults ages 14–24.

State Benefits


A program jointly funded by the state and federal governments that pays for medical assistance services. Primary services funded through Medicaid are physician, hospital and long-term care.


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This program helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Benefits are provided on the Illinois Link Card that is an electronic card accepted at most grocery stores.

Find more information at

This information is provided in accordance with Illinois Public Act 102-0083 – Housing and Opportunities that are Useful for Students’ Excellence (‘HOUSE’ Act).