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Chicago Coalition For The Homeless

Rating: 4.96 stars   89 reviews 9,518

Nonprofit Issues:

Homeless & Housing

Address:

70 E. Lake Street Suite 720 Chicago IL 60601 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

• 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.

Geographic areas served:

Chicago, Illinois

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312.641.4140
www.chicagohomeless.org

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Reviews for Chicago Coalition For The Homeless

Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As an associate board member of this organization, I am proud to be a part of such a unique and fortright organization. They are unafraid to take a stand against injustice, and are an active and positive part of the City of Chicago. They are entirely privately funded, and are not beholden to government funders, yet they help assist many homeless service nonprofits that are, and aren't afraid to do advocacy that is needed.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is an amazing organization. I have been so honored to be a part of the army of volunteers, board members and supporters helping to end homelessness in our city.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

CCH is a great organization to be involved with. They are very passionate about what they do and organized in doing it. The work that they are doing in the community is fantastic and essential. I volunteered with the organization to run the Ravenswood 5k to assist in raising money. They helped me out every step of the way and I was able to feel like part of their team from the beginning. I would recommend getting involved with this organization any way that you can. Their work is truly making a difference and their team is made up of great individuals who are fully committed to the cause,

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I've been helping with the Associate Board and its efforts to raise funds/awareness for CCH and I cannot say enough about how committed everyone is. Folks volunteer their time and energy along with donating funds to help forward the work that CCH is able to provide to the city and state.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I am on the Associate Board and I am EXTREMELY impressed with this organization. Everyone is so dedicated to the work they do. They are making a tremendous impact on Chicago, and creating meaningful change for so many individuals.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I randomly found Chicago Coalition for the Homeless when looking for some volunteer opportunities. Boy was I lucky. The dedication of the Coalition's staff and volunteers is amazing. The people sincerely care about the people they help and the fundamental problems with homelessness. I have been to many events where those individuals who have been helped by the Coalition share their stories. It is touching and rewarding knowing that I have worked with an organization that helps so many. Plus, added benefit, many of the fundraising events are fun and full of all sorts of people who want to help.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) and I've volunteered and been a member of the Associate Board for 3 years and counting. CCH has a stellar track record for Advocacy, Fundraising, Organizing and providing resources for the Homeless. I encourage you to get involved!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

CCH is an amazing organization that really works to help people in a variety of ways. As a teacher, I have had speakers from CCH come out to speak with my students many times over the years. CCH works to empower people who are or have been homeless to be able to find safe and affordable housing and to share their unique story so that together we can all work towards a society with decent housing for all. My students are able to develop true empathy and understanding of issues surrounding homelessness because of this terrific organization. I am grateful for all that they do for so many!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Decided to volunteer for the CCH Halloween event in memory of my late uncle Dennis who was homeless for many years. The organization has been very supportive and helpful in my small effort to give a greater voice to a truly worthy cause.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I'm a recent volunteer for the annual Halloween fundraiser and have been blown away by this organization. They provide constant updates and do great things for the community.

 
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