Virtual Metamorphosis Live

Virtual Metamorphosis Live supporting Lincoln Park Community Services
Virtual Metamorphosis Live

About Lincoln Park Community Services

Our Mission:

LPCS brings communities together to empower individuals facing homelessness and poverty to secure stable housing and make sustainable life changes.​ 


Our Vision:

We work on the basis of accountability. LPCS staff, Guests, volunteers, stakeholders and donors are a micro-community with common interests and goals that support each other and hold each other responsible. Together, we work to ensure our Guests receive the support, respect, and understanding they need to empower their lives. 

  • ​We will provide a holistic continuum of services that removes barriers and increases self sufficiency. 
  • We will be a leader and innovator in creating solutions to homelessness in our community. 
  • We believe that every person in our community has a stake in and can contribute to ending homelessness.


Enjoy our LPCS VML Cocktail!!!

If you don't want to make a whole pitcher of our LPCS VML cocktail, you can also make a single serving!

For a single serving of our LPCS VML Cocktail:

1. Prepare the lemonade (or use store-bought lemonade) - Mix 1 cup of water with the juice of 1 lemon. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and stir until it dissolves. 

2. Add 1-2 shots of vodka. 

3. Add 3 tablespoons of blueberry puree (or add a fruit puree of your choice) and stir. 

4. Chill and serve over ice while watching Virtual Metamorphosis Live!

Don't forget to take a LPCS VML selfie!  #LPCS35

Lincoln Park Community Services . 1521 N Sedgwick St Chicago IL 606010 . (773) 549-6111 


For 15 years, Metamorphosis (aka Meta) has served as LPCS's signature spring fundraising event. To adapt to current circumstances, Meta has gone through a metamorphosis of its own and will be presented as a live, virtual event on Friday, April 24th at 7pm right here on our OneCause site and on YouTube Live! 

As an organization, and as a community, we have so much to celebrate this year:

  • LPCS is serving more individuals facing homelessness than ever before after opening our second location at 1521 N. Sedgwick. We increased our interim housing capacity by 137% and opened 20 brand new affordable housing units. 
  • LPCS continues to house and support approximately 100 Guests 24/7 as an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is possible due to the incredible dedication of our staff and the outpouring of support from our donors, volunteers and partners. THANK YOU!
  • Last but certainly not least, LPCS celebrated its 35th anniversary February 12, 2020. In 1985, LPCS opened its doors as a seasonal program in a church basement offering overnight shelter to 5 Guests. Since then, we’ve grown to a year round organization with multiple facilities, 40 staff and 2,000 active volunteers, serving hundreds of individuals each year.

Live Event: Friday, April 24th at 7pm CST

How to Attend & Participate in Virtual Metamorphosis Live:

1. Visit THIS PAGE, donate.onecause.com/lpcsmeta2020, on April 24th at 7pm CST - you can watch the entire livestream here or, if you prefer, click on the embedded video to livestream on our YouTube channel (there you can use the chat feature)

2. Grab your signature LPCS VML cocktail (recipe below), your glass of wine, your cup of coffee or whatever you'd like to enjoy while enjoying the show.

3. Watch the official video portion of the program to begin at 7:05pm CST - hear from George Kuhlman (Event Chair), Lydia Murray (Interim Executive Director), watch our COVID-19 Video Diary and learn more about LPCS and our history.

4. Cheers to 35 years during our live toast to LPCS around 7:26pm CST! Take a picture, post it on social media and tag #LPCS35

5. Help us reach our goal of $160,000 and DONATE directly on the OneCause site during the live paddle raise immediately following the toast! And feel free to make donations at any time during the program on the OneCause site.

6. Celebrate our Compassion in Action Award recipients Gretchen Van Natta and Jeff Doane immediately following the paddle raise.

7. Join us in celebrating a successful event around 7:50pm as our program concludes. 


*NOTE: If you wish to make a donation by check, stock or a donor advised fund, please email Lexi Gallopoulos at lexi@lpcschicago.org and we will record your contribution offline.