Admissions & Housing

The Midwest Shelter’s Larson Home

The Marine LCpl. Nicholas Larson Home provides transitional housing and supportive services to U.S. Veterans of any era who meet the following criteria.  

  • One day of active duty service is required
  • Greater than dishonorable military discharge
  • Admission is not contingent on having a period of abstention from drugs and/or alcohol prior to enrollment
  • No convictions for violent crimes within the last 5 years
  • No convictions for sex-related crimes

Length of stay at the Larson Home, which is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, varies depending on the model of programming a veteran is enrolled in. 

Contact our Intake Coordinator at 630-871-8387 to complete an application.

The Midwest Shelter’s Affordable Housing

The Army SSgt. Robert J. Miller Home and Tammy's Trace provide affordable housing to low-income, single male and female veterans, respectively.  The Miller Home includes one unit that is ADA accessible.  

Veterans must meet income guidelines, have stable employment or income to pay rent and agree to maintain a sober lifestyle while a resident.  Support services including counseling, case management, and employment services are available to assist veterans with improving their overall quality of life.  
Wait-lists are currently open for both programs. Please contact our Intake Coordinator at 630-871-8387 to complete an application.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Freedom Harbour

Freedom Harbour is the Midwest Shelter’s scattered site Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) program for chronically homeless veterans. Veterans are housed in one-bedroom apartments in the local community. Eligible veterans must be able to demonstrate that he/she has experienced four or more episodes of homelessness in the last three years or has been continuously homeless for a year or longer. Veterans must also demonstrate a disabling condition. MSHV staff provide in home case management services designed to help these veterans stabilize and maintain housing.

Support Services for Veteran Families

Supportive Services for Veteran Families is a homeless prevention and rapid re-housing program for low-income veterans and their families, who are homeless or who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Through SSVF, veterans and their families receive intense short-term case management, housing stabilization services, linkage to VA and mainstream benefits, as well as limited temporary financial assistance (as available) . MSHV offers SSVF across seven northern Illinois counties: DuPage, DeKalb, Kane, Kendall, Will, Grundy, and LaSalle.

Veterans Employment Program

Our Veterans Employment Program assists unemployed and underemployed veterans with gaining meaningful, long-term employment. Services focus on providing veterans with the tools and resources they need to overcome employment barriers, including comprehensive individualized assessment, resume and job readiness development, vocational counseling and job placement assistance, as well as veteran-to veteran mentoring.

Freedom Commissary

The Midwest Shelter’s Army Capt. Kevin C. Landeck Freedom Commissary is a voucher-based, free thrift store, located at our Administrative site, that is designed to meet the clothing, household and basic needs of low-income veterans and their families.

Freedom Commissary Page

If you are in need of services contact our Intake Coordinator: