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Emergency Shelter for Women

Emergency Shelter for Women

Clara's House

Emergency interim housing for women and children.

Services Offered

Emergency Shelter • Transitional Housing • Women's Housing • Interim Housing


Clara's House is an emergency shelter for single women and women with children. The shelter is designed to meet basic needs for employment, housing, health care, and education through training and projects directed at advocacy, social services, empowerment, and self-awareness.


1650 W. 62nd St., Chicago, IL 60636 41.7814144 -87.666338

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • May accept male children up to age 13.
  • Maximum length of stay is 120 days.


  • This service is free


  • Accepts women

How to Apply

A referral is required. Visit the nearest Community Service Center or call 3-1-1 for referral.

Wait list may apply. Call 773-778-2811 to find out if there are any openings at the shelter.