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Homeless Program Index

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University of Chicago Archives

Our index of "innovative" programs for the homeless remains a work in progress. Some would say under construction. We are short on both money and time to properly contact homeless service providers for detailed information. Those that appear have graciously responded to electronic queries. We ask your help in making the Homeless Program Index a useful tool. If you are a service provider, please consider using the response form below to describe your facility or service. There is no charge for this listing or for updates as necessary. If you are a client or a former client and would like to add information to this index, please use the form or a brief e-mail to, using the word index in the subject field of the message header.

If your browser software is not capable of displaying frames (as in the case of Lynx), you already will have been diverted to a text-only version of the Homeless Program Index. However, you have the option of choosing simple text from the static table of contents displayed in the left frame. This may be useful in sending material to a printer in certain circumstances.

Page installed on February 11, 1998
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Other Index Resources

National Coalition for the Homeless
Probably the most up-to-date list of homeless resources anywhere

CSF homeless resource links
Over sixty links to other sites; CSF homeless archives

International Union of Gospel Missions
Directory of 250 affiliated shelters and services

Tedrico's Page
Homelessness, hitchhiking, panhandling, and homeless programs

Add Listing

The following form has been designed for your convenience. You may wish to print out a copy of the blank form for use while composing your answers. Once the draft is ready to go, enter your responses in the appropriate areas below. Please allow several working days for your entry to appear in the index.

1. What is the common public name of your facility or service?

2. What is your public e-mail address?

3. Do you have a web page?

No Yes--if so, what is the URL (page address)?

4. What is your street address, city, state, and zip?

5. What is your business telephone number, including area code?

6. Please indicate whether your facility accommodates men, women, or both.

Men Women Both

7. What is your current capacity?

8. Please describe, in 200 words or less, your major program(s) for homeless people.

Looks okay. Please add my listing to your index.

Clear entire form and begin again.

Linking to Us

We'd appreciate linking your page or site to Homeless Program Index and are most willing to return the courtesy. We've designed a modest one-inch gold bar for visibility. It's available in two versions. For maximum resolution, use the .jpeg version; for economy of space, get the .gif version. And if you have no space at all for such things, there's a couple of lines of HTML code you can use to have our host server display it for you (either version).

hpilink.jpeg (8,879 bytes)

hpilink.gif(2,800 bytes)

To download either of these files, Windows '95 and NT users need merely point to the image and click the right mouse button for a menu; Macintosh users with OS 8 will get a contextual menu with control-click; with System 7, by using some other procedure, depending on the browser.

Once you have the image of choice, code to implement it goes something like this...

<P><A HREF=""><IMG SRC="hpilink.jpeg" WIDTH="72" HEIGHT="27" ALIGN="BOTTOM" ALT="HPI Icon" BORDER="0" </A></P>

This example assumes the image file is in the same directory as the page component that is calling it. If you keep images in a different directory, you'll need a path to it as well as the filename. And, if you use the .gif version, be sure to substitute .gif for .jpeg (or .jpg) in the example. The end result is that the entire icon is clickable, providing a link to us.

The preferred way to go is to have one of these files on your Web page's server because it's faster. Nevertheless, if you want to avoid messing with foreign images, all you need do is to substitute the complete URL for one of these files in place of the simple filename in our example...


As soon as you've installed this, send a brief e-mail advising of your URL and the focus of your page so we might return the courtesy. Thanks!


The brightly colored bullets used to highlight certain items were graciously provided by the Electronic Information Resources staff of Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. These and many other icon files are available for download.

Writing HTML code from scratch can consume a lot of time. This particular page went together in much less time with the help of Symantic's Visual Page. A trial copy (fully functional for thirty days) is available for Windows '95, Windows NT, and Macintosh OS from Symantic's Web site.