Chicago Coalition For The Homeless

Rating: 4.96 stars   89 reviews

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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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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3 people found this review helpful

CCH is a wonderful and well run organization. I have watched them do some remarkable things in their quest to end homelessness and advocate for homeless rights. They are great at organizing people and aligned organizations to take action to fulfill their mission. The staff is all committed and passionate which is why they have been able to accomplish so much.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have never had the privilege of being a part of such an amazing organization, and team. It isn't just the significance of CCH's mission, but the creative and courageous way that the organization achieves real and tangible results that make a difference. CCH is run with strong leadership, that assures the responsible management of all of its resources, human, as well as financial. CCH is a truly blessed group that continues to grow in size, strength and impact. I can't wait to see what the future brings!!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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. The events those host are fun and engaging, and they come up with lots of innovative and fun ways to increase awareness as well as raise money!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was involved with CCH almost 20 years before becoming a Board member. The work the Coalition does truly makes a difference in the lives of homeless people and has ensured that no homeless person is invisible. I know this well because I was homeless in my youth.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Generate additional funds to expand the current CCH programs and develop new ones.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

CCH is an amazing organization that on the one hand is an incredible resource and support to folks who are suffering from the crushing social issue of homelessness, but is also at the forefront of creating policy changes to ensure that the basic human right of housing is available to all. The staff is an extremely dedicated and caring group of individuals. I am proud to be a board member.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide it with more financial resources so that they can continue to improve the lives of a large group of individuals

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is an amazing organization that makes peoples' lives better. The Coalition's three-pronged approach to ending homelessness--lobbying, community organizing, and providing legal services--combats the problem broadly and on many simultaneous fronts. As a result, the Coalition has accomplished--and will continue to accomplish-- great things.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The work of the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless touches more than the individuals sleeping on the streets or in shelters but also the staff and volunteers from various organizations who work everyday to put an end to the cycle of homelessness. Through their advocacy and strategic media efforts CCH is informing the Chicago community about the daily hardship, challenges and injustices that these homeless individuals and families face. I am proud to be a board member and supporter.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

n/a

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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