Respite Center

Niles Township recently opened its new Respite Center in St. Paul Lutheran Church in Skokie, providing invaluable relief for those who are without a home in our community.

Regularly working with Township neighbors who are most vulnerable, Niles Township and its dedicated social workers identified the importance of having temporary space for those needing a breather — resting, washing clothes, showering and other basics.

Respite Center Services

  • Shower & Laundry
  • Clothing Closet
  • Short Term Case Management
  • Snacks & Access to Niles Township Food Pantry

Respite Center Hours & Location

Open Monday through Friday By APPOINTMENT ONLY

Call 847-868-2758 to schedule an appointment


St Paul Lutheran Community Center

5201 Galitz, Skokie, IL 60077

Nearby Transportation

  • Skokie Swift-Yellow Line (CTA)
  • PACE Suburban Bus Lines
  • Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)

In the News

Supervisor Kahn Ognisanti spearheaded the effort to create a Respite Center inside St. Paul Lutheran Church to provide desperately needed daytime space for those in our community who are housing insecure. 

If you missed local CBS News on 6/16, they had a special feature on the Niles Township Respite Center, fear not: you can view it online on the CBS website:

How to Help

Checks can be made out to the Niles Township Food Pantry Foundation with "Respite Center" in the memo line. Mailed to 5255 Lincoln, Skokie, IL 60077.

Online donations can be made through our fundraising page or by scanning the QR code below.


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  1. Charlie Biggins

    Respite Center Manager

  1. Jennifer Lamantia

    Social Worker-Respite Center