Homeless Outreach and Engagement

DFSS’ Homeless Outreach and Prevention (HOP) team and our delegate agencies work to engage unsheltered homeless residents living near railroad tracks, bridges, the Chicago River, viaducts and alleys, Chicago Parks and CTA train stations into services that will lead to housing or shelter.

DFSS also funds 8 agencies that operate daytime drop-in centers that offer homeless residents basic needs services such as meals, showers, laundry and quiet safe places.