Do you, or someone you know, need help?

Facing Forward to End Homelessness does not provide emergency housing.

We provide permanent supportive housing to clients referred through Chicago’s Coordinated Entry System [CES].

The Chicago's CES is used by housing and service providers to connect neighbors homelessness to resources in an accessible, equitable, and transparent manner.

A list of shelters and community service centers that serve as access points for entry into the CES can be found here.


Here’s how it works:

If you have questions about our programs and services, please contact us at or at 773-265-1207.

If no one is available to immediately to take your call, please leave a message and someone will call you back.




<ul> <li> <a href="">The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services</a> </li> <li> <a href="">The Veterans Crisis Line</a> </li> <li> <a href="">DFSS Community Service Centers</a> </li> <li> <a href="">Affordable Housing Resources</a> </li> <li> <a href="">City of Chicago Affordable Rental Housing Opportunities</a> </li> <li> <a href="">Coordinated Entry System</a> </li> <li> <a href="">Illinois State Homeless Prevention Program</a> </li> <li> <a href="">Emergency Services Grants</a> </li> <li> <a href="">All Chicago Flexible Financial Funds</a> </li> <li> <a href="">Students in Temporary Living Situations</a> </li> <li> <a href="">Students in Temporary Living Situations Service Initiation Form</a> </li>
If you are seeking short-term help with immediate needs such as utilities, rent, etc., dial 3-1-1 and ask to be transferred to Short-Term Help and the Homelessness Prevention Call Center to talk with a Referral Specialist.