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Believe Shelter

Believe Shelter

Margaret's Village

Transitional housing program for families.

Services Offered

Family Shelter • Emergency Shelter • Transitional Housing


This 50-bed program expanded IWT’s services to include families headed by fathers and intact families due to the emergence of this as a major need since the economic downturn. Each year, Believe serves more than 200 women, children and men.


9519 S. Commercial Ave., Chicago, IL 60617 41.7220951 -87.5507298

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • For intact families and
  • Single fathers with children
  • Previously known as "Women's Institute Today"


  • This service is free


  • Adults accepted

How to Apply

A Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (CDFSS) referral is required.

Visit a local Community Service Center to obtain a referral. DFSS staff will contact shelter directly.

Shelter is sometimes at capacity. Call 773-374-7705 at any hour for more information.