LPCS brings communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes. LPCS work on the basis of accountability. The staff at LPCS, guests, volunteers, stakeholders and donors are a micro-community with common interests and goals that hold each responsible to the other. Together, LPCS works with the community to ensure LPCS members receive the support, respect and understanding they need to empower their lives. LPCS will provide a holistic continuum of services that removes barriers and increases self-sufficiency. LPCS will be a leader and innovator in creating solutions to homelessness in our community. We believe that every person in the community has a stake in and can contribute to ending homelessness. LPCS is primary privately funded, supported largely by community donations. Truly a community-based organization, LPCS has always been operated by the pool of more than 1,500 volunteers each year who serve the community in a variety of ways.
(LPCS) permanent supportive housing (PSH) project, located at 1521 North Sedgwick in Chicago, is a 5 story, newly constructed elevator building with 20 efficiency units of at least 300 sq ft. Each studio unit includes a private bathroom, kitchenette and sleeping/living area. A common area includes a laundry, a seating area, and computers, as well as a fitness area, a second lounge, and a storage area. The PSH is connected to LPCS’s Interim Housing Program (shelter/transitional) in an adjacent building. PSH residents will have access to programmatic and supportive services delivered in the separately financed IHP building. This project is unique because the PSH residents will have full access to the social services provided to the IHP guests, the same services which have made LPCS one of the most successful programs in the City returning homeless persons to stability and employment.
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