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SCSL Rectory Shelter Opening – Housing Forward

January 4, 2023

We are pleased to report that the temporary shelter in partnership with Housing Forward opened on schedule on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. The organization of the shelter and its operation is being handled by Housing Forward from January through April 2023 and a manager was hired for the site. Volunteers are helping from our two newly combined parishes.

We want to give a shout out to a few folks who helped to get the work done so the shelter would meet the requirements needed to open on time. Our heartfelt thanks to Matt Brophy, our Operations Director, Dan Doody, Jack Crow, Jim Janowski, Kenna MacKinnon, Larry Wardzala and Mike Stryczek, who handles the maintenance in the morning at the St. Catherine/St. Lucy campus. Thank you all!

Chicago Catholic Article and Photos – Some pictures below were taken by Karie Angell Luc / Chicago Catholic for their article: “Vacant rectory sees new life as an emergency shelter” by Joyce Duriga (Editor) on Wednesday, January 18, 2022 – READ ARTICLE