~Serving Will, Grundy and Kendall Counties
For more information, call 815.774.HOME (4663)
Courtney Suchor, Director of Daybreak Center
Daybreak Shelter operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year and provides emergency housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless. Some participants in the program are in need of short-term housing, as a result of a situational crisis. Others need support services as they work to reestablish permanent housing.
Homelessness prevention services are also provided to individuals and families who are at risk of losing their homes.
(Residents from outside of the Will County area are limited to a three day stay at the shelter. Also, youth under the age of 18 are not admitted except when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.)
At Daybreak Center We Offer...Hope for New Beginnings
- A safe and clean environment
- Comprehensive case management, coordination and assisted access of community resources
- Educational assessments, services and assistance enrolling in educational classes (GED and ESL - English as a Second Language)
- Child care for parents who attend classes at the Center
- Employment assessments, programs and access to employment search office equipment
- Health assessments and services such as vision exams, hearing screenings and healthy living workshops
- Case management and group support meetings
- Depending on limited available resources, individuals and families may also apply for financial assistance for rent or a mortgage, temporary housing, food, utilities, prescriptions, transportation and other miscellaneous needs
- Referrals and access to HELP Food Pantry
- Closed A.A. meetings at 4:00 pm Friday, non-smoking, open to the public
- N.A. meetings at 8:00 pm Wednesday, non-smoking, open to the public
Interested in a Hearing More About Daybreak and Homelessness?
A staff member is available to speak to your adult or youth church or civic group about Daybreak Center. For more information or to schedule a presentation, call our Volunteer Coordinator at 815.774.4663
Feeding members of the community who are hungry and unable to provide for themselves by offering a free mid-day meal. Shepherd's Table is also used as a warming and cooling center during extreme weather. To volunteer at Shepherd's Table, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 815.774.4663 x3128.
Daybreak Transitional Housing
Single mothers and their children are provided with housing for up to two years while they work an independent, structured program in order to achieve their goals and maximize self-sufficiency.
The Giving Tree
The Giving Tree is a donation center where Catholic Charities' low-income clients receive basic needs. The Giving Tree is located at 3016 S. State Street (behind Norma's Cafe) in Lockport.
Items accepted for donation:
New and gently used clothing for men, women and children.
Hygiene products, baby items, household supplies, toys, and gift cards.
To donate to The Giving Tree, please call Phil Vicena at 815-774-4663.