Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Rating: 4.96 stars   89 reviews

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

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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312.641.4140
www.chicagohomeless.org

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Reviews for Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Rating: 5 stars  

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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4 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 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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2 people 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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3 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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2 people 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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I joined the CCH Associate Board at the beginning of this year because the CCH mission to end homelessness is something I care deeply about. As I continue to support this work, I am constantly impressed with the passion and focus CCH staff and volunteers bring to the table. I am proud to be part of this organization and look forward to seeing the great work CCH will continue to take on in the future!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been involved with CCH as an Associate Board member for a little over two years. I love this organization because it seeks to END homelessness - with long term goals and strategies as opposed to short term. Advocacy through CCH serves as a voice for a population of citizens in our city who might otherwise be voiceless.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

CCH does such important work to help the homeless people of Chicago. They advocate for the rights of the homeless - whether that means lobbying for laws that would improve their quality of life, or lobbying against ones that would diminish the quality of their lives. They help make sure homeless children are not denied education, too, and they do this all without accepting any donations that would tie their hands from always doing what is right for the lives of Chicago's homeless.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

I was so happy to have the opportunity to intern at CCH over the summer. It is an amazing and organized not-for-profit that benefits so many people in need in the Chicago area. Through the organization, I gained a better understanding of the issue of homelessness and how critical of a role CCH plays in advocating for the needs of the homeless. I am grateful to CCH for providing me with insights into the issue as well as an idea of how an organization is run effectively. The staff and volunteers are all so friendly and committed to the cause. They balance the different facets from fundraising to advocating for public policies very well. I am so impressed with the CCH team and am honored that I got to be a part of it!

 
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