We were on a bit of a hiatus here at Chicagoinsider and seeing your question unanswered for so long, we feel very sorry we could not get to you sooner. Did you contact the shelters listed on our hub "Homeless Services in Chicago"?
You can contact DHS. Use the DHS Help Line for questions about case status, benefits, services or eligibility.
Staff are available 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday except state holidays to answer your questions. An automated response is available after hours.
•(800) 843-6154 English or Español
•(800) 447-6404 TTY
I hope this helps for future reference.