During the days of the Township/City of Lake View Fullerton Avenue was the southern border with Chicago. Even though the sanitarium was located in Community of Lincoln Park I decided to included this former institution in this blog.
The Theater on the Lake
3212 N Evanston Avenue (Broadway) - Ebay
text - Jeff Hamrick via LakeView Historical-Facebook
NRS was established in a Wrigleyville-area storefront in 1971 to fill a need for comprehensive crisis intervention for young people in Chicago. It was conceived as a centralized organization with free 24-hour services, expertise in all youth-related issues and as an information clearinghouse of youth services.
At one period the Dunkin Donuts store at the corner of Clark St. and Belmont Ave. was ground zero for youth homelessness in Chicago. It is still a magnet for homeless youth today.
In 1974, the agency received an eight-month federal demonstration grant to establish a national hotline. During this time, 11,000 calls were received demonstrating the need for this type of service. They have survived mostly on government grants since then. Beginning as the National Runaway Switchboard, and now as National Runaway Safeline, NRS’ capabilities and services have since grown considerably.
NRS serves as the federally designated national communication system for runaway and homeless youth with services provided through funding from Family and Youth Services Bureau in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. They also depend on the generosity of private, individual donors, corporate partners and foundation grants. Their last budget showed revenue of $2.125 million.
This is a proposal to turn the Lakeview Lutheran Church, which has a smaller congregation than in the past, into a mixed use-church and disability accessible rental building. This development will serve residents at or below 30% of the area’s median income with accessibility needs, which is a hard to serve population. It is an opportunity to provide affordable and permanent supportive housing in this location. The proposed building includes both landscaping and lighting to increase safety around the site. The proposed building is six stories and has a height of 69 feet. - 44th Ward Development