M-F | 6:30 am to 5:00 pm
SAT | 6:30 am to 2:00 pm
M-F | 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
M-F | 8:00 am to 9:00 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
SAT | 9:00 am to 10:00 am, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
When clients/guests enter Matthew House they are assured not only a warm/cool environment against the weather, but also a safe and clean facility. We are proud to serve transgendered people. We DO NOT serve minors under the age of 18.
Emergency Shelter & Interim Housing
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
3722 South Indiana Ave, Chicago, IL
Matthew House provides a complete continuum and proven programs along with operating a one of the longest standing Daytime Supportive Services for individuals experiencing homeless throughout Chicago. Having access to daytime services is one of the first step to addressing the trauma of homelessness. For more than 30 years, Matthew House has provided cost-effective solutions that addresses the trauma of homelessness geared to improve the wellbeing of everyone. Our daytime services consist of the following:
Each client participates in an intake interview where their needs are assessed, prioritized and an action plan is developed.
Through case planning and casework, services are provided to the client including reactivation of benefits, health care, securing identification, and referrals to shelters and/or housing.
Clients will receive psycho-social counseling were appropriate and group counseling relating to developing improved life management skills.
Matthew House maintains certified crisis intervention, substance abuse, and domestic violence counselors. Matthew House has an extensive list of resources available in and out of the local community that are utilized to assist clients who are in crisis.
Victims of Domestic Violence, (VDVs) most often present themselves to Matthew House immediately after leaving the batterer. They are in a state of extreme anxiety and often (like victims of other disasters) have only the clothing on their backs. Once identified, they are immediately separated from the other guests and greeted by a trained domestic violence counselor. Mathew House assists these individuals in reaching safe houses or other overnight shelters and provides meals, showers, clothing, and toiletries for most often women and their children. Matthew House has active relationships with providers of services to victims of domestic violence. These relationships are activated when a domestic violence case is identified and several agencies begin to develop services for that client.