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Phone: 312.641.4140
70 E. Lake Street
Suite 700

Illinois 60601
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Geographic areas served: Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) organizes

and advocates to prevent and end homelessness based on our belief that housing is a human right in a just society.
• CCH is the only organization in Chicago to run regular outreach at a variety of emergency shelters, transitional housing, SRO and street programs – 30 across the city each month, reaching more than 3,500 people per year.

• CCH is the only non-profit in Illinois crafting public policies that curb – and one day, can end – homelessness that hits low- and moderate-income families. We train and empower homeless people to advocate on all these issues.

• Ours is the only law office in Illinois dedicated solely to serving homeless people, with focus on children and teens turned away by public schools or denied school services.  A youth attorney reaches out to unaccompanied youth living on their own, without family.

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I recently joined the associate board for this organization because I was so impressed by the passion that the organization has for ending homelessness. They are truly dedicated to helping those who have lost their voice, or had no voice to begin with. Plus they are all great people to hang around... more »
I've been to several events hosted by CCH. A great group of people with common purpose: to provide resources and social mobility for the homeless in Chicago and a common belief that housing is a human right. From Cheers for Change as an effective fundraiser to their awesome college scholarships ... more »
I recently had the opportunity to volunteer at a CCH Cheers for Change event, and I was blown away by the organization's ability to attract such a dedicated crowd of people who were all committed to serving an, unfortunately, oft forgotten population. CCH is a truly phenomenal organization that is ... more »
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