Information About Women’s Shelters and Housing

Deborah’s Place housing programs are available to single unaccompanied women, including transgender or nonbinary individuals. We do not house anyone under the age of 18. For general information about Deborah’s Place housing programs, visit the Programs page or contact us.

Deborah’s Place no longer operates emergency overnight shelters. Please call 311 for additional information about housing resources.

For Immediate Shelter

If you need a place to stay, call 311 or visit a Community Service Center. They will connect you with resources for rental assistance and homelessness prevention. They can also refer you to an overnight shelter.

Housing Waitlists

Permanent Housing

Deborah’s Place takes all referrals for our permanent supportive housing programs from the Chicago Central Referral System (CRS). We do not maintain a separate waitlist for these programs. If you or someone you know is seeking housing with case management and supportive services, register on the CRS for housing. The CRS application is also available in large print and in other languages. Contact with questions.

Interim Housing

Teresa’s Interim Housing Program is a short-term, 120-day program with ten beds. Interim housing residents work with staff to find stable, permanent housing and the resources they need to maintain it.

The waitlist for Teresa’s Interim Housing opens approximately twice a year. If you are eligible (18 or older, identify as female or nonbinary, and experiencing homelessness), you can expect to wait six to eight months depending on the housing market. Call Teresa’s Interim Housing Program at 312-944-8669 for information on the waitlist.