Drop-In Resource Center

Are you are unstably housed, and between the ages of 14 and 24? If you're looking for support, resources, or even just a safe space, we're here to help. You can reach us via phone (call or text), email, or Facebook. You are also welcome to stop by our Drop-In Resource Center during our open hours to learn more.

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To make an appointment or get additional information
about what we offer, call (773) 891-2505

Ignite Drop-In Resource Center
5500 S Indiana Ave
(Basement of Life Center COGIC)
Chicago, IL 60637


Open Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Tuesday: 1:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Appointment Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 2:00 - 5:00 P.M.
Friday: 11:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.


Ignite recognizes the complex needs of every youth who walks through our doors. We do more than just provide safe housing to youth aged 14-24; we provide a comprehensive model that includes supportive services, mentoring, and customized action plans that ensure youth are on a path that includes personal and economic growth. From emergency housing to supportive apartment living, each youth will engage in career and education goal-setting, proactive physical and mental health management, and financial planning.

Our housing model, inclusive of aftercare support, has the end in mind - with youth being able to successfully secure permanent housing and chart a course for personal and economic independence.

For more information about our housing programs or to contact a specific program, please call Belfort House’s direct number at:

(773) 548-4443

Ignite’s Belfort House & Bronzeville
Youth Shelter
3745 S Indiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60653


*Note: Bronzeville Youth Shelter is located at Belfort House

Ignite Administrative Offices

If you are looking to contact a specific person in our administrative team or have questions or concerns pertaining to agency finance, administration, or resources and development, please contact our administrative offices directly:


(312) 568-5700


(312) 568-5701


Monday-Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm

Ignite Administrative Offices
180 N Michigan Ave, Ste 1900
Chicago, IL 60601