Interning with CCH was rewarding and I learned so much. I was exposed to dedicated and passionate individuals who advocate for and with individuals experiencing homelessness. Through all the work that CCH does, the leaders from the community are always involved and included with the work they do. A mission-driven organization, it was such a great atmosphere to learn and grow.
I've been on the associated board since earlier this year, and want to commend them on what a terrific job they've been doing. So much of the issues that those who are homeless face are challenges with bureaucracies and the logistical legal issues that arise from not having a place of resident. CCH really helps address the core of some of these problems, focusing on legal help and advocacy for those who need it most and are often left behind.
I am an intern this year with the Coalition and have been extremely impressed by the work that they do! It is very unique to see so many departments working collaboratively to create social change and to advocate for and with people experiencing homelessness. The staff are dedicated to their work and it is clear that leaders from the community are involved every step of the way! It is an awesome organization!
I interned with CCH and saw the impactful work they do firsthand. I saw their collaborative approach lead to the passage of 4 bills in a span of 10 months that will directly impact families and individuals experiencing homelessness. It’s an amazing organization that has been doing great work to end homelessness in Chicago from its very beginnings.
I joined the Associate Board for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless earlier this year and have been extremely impressed with the organization and its mission. Their focus on making systemic changes that benefit the homeless population is effective and strategic. The team is well-run and passionate about what they do, and their dedication is impressive. Helping CCH gives me a way to make a real impact in my community and for my neighbors.
I love volunteering for CCH because they give back so much to the community!
CCH does a particularly impressive job of involving a wide range of demographics in the organization's events and social justice initiatives. CCH has led the charge on policy changes at a local and state level to the benefit of people across Illinois. The core staff I have met are knowledgeable and the associates board members are committed to the issues. CCH will put your support to excellent use within our communities.
CCH works tirelessly to make sure ending homelessness remains a priority in the city of Chicago. I have had the pleasure of serving as an Associate Board member since 2016 and look forward to many more years of service.
I have been on the Associate Board of CCH for the past 6 months, and I am consistently inspired by this organization's work. Their advocacy work has made real impacts on the lives of people experiencing homelessness. Since I've been involved, CCH has advocated for people to have fee-free access to birth records, expanded access to counseling services, and fought for students experiencing hunger to have access to assistance. The legal team has worked to defend people being treated unfairly or expelled from where they reside in the city. CCH is affecting real change to improve lives in Chicago, and they have earned their reputation as a great nonprofit.
My first year volunteering with this organization and I had an awesome time. Michael is very motivating and supportive with not only the organization but with the volunteers making sure the event is a success and you enjoy yourself while you're helping the cause. This is an event I will look forward to every year.
I volunteered to be a charity bartender for their Halloween event. Fundraising has been remarkable bc they already have such a good reputation as an organization that goes above and beyond for the less fortunate in Chicago. It's been an honor to support them in this campaign.
I love being a part of the amazing organization. I don't think I have ever meet a group that is more passionate and dedicated to a cause like these good people are. The are relentless in their efforts to fight for the rights of people that society has otherwise turned their backs on.
And besides the good work they do, volunteering for the group is just a blast! This I always look forward to the Cheers for Change - a great way to raise money while getting the chance to pretend I am a bartender again! :)
Thank you for all that you do!
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!
I'm actually an intern here, to be clear; however, working here has been incredibly fulfilling even in this first month. They actively engage with building policy and work together in an un-siloed environment very well in order to further push their cause of ending homelessness in Chicago and nationwide. It's been educational and very powerful, working with them!
I am a high school teacher and have been hosting speakers from CCH for close to 10 years. Their Speakers Bureau is excellent. My students gain a better understanding about what it means to be unstably housed. The speakers also do a great job of putting a face and story to the issue, which is so important for the students, because they often have misperceptions about what it means to be poor.
Through my experience on the CCH Associate Board over the past few years, I've had an up-close view of a well-run organization working hard for an incredible mission, pursuing justice and rights for men and women who are homeless. I'm proud to be a part of this exceptional nonprofit.
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) is a truly incredible nonprofit. I have been on the Associate Board for about 3 years now, and through my involvement in fundraising events I have had the opportunity to meet a lot of great people and learn about the organization. Through advocacy, CCH fights to give a voice to a people whose challenges to simply survive make it difficult to speak for themselves. That's a pretty special, rare thing.
I’m selective in how I spend my time and money and I’ve found that CCH is a wonderful investment for both. CCH recognizes that homelessness is a complex issue and takes a systemic approach to addressing it—something that is much needed. The staff is passionate, committed, and thoughtful. The organization is very interested in working with others—those they’re trying to help, lawmakers, others focused on the issue of homelessness, as well as their donors—to make lasting change happen. CCH is an outstanding organization I’m proud to support.
I recently became more involved with Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Associate Boad as a way to give back to my community. Their advocacy and organization work is impactful and my volunteer experience has been very positive. The staff is dedicated to the mission and finding innovative ways to advance their efforts.
CCH is a great organization that helps provide a voice in Chicago for people who wouldn't have a way to exercise their voice. By combining policy, law and community organizing, CCH has a unique blend of services that give power to the people most impacted by political change while also providing well researched and fiscally sound policy advice. CCH does a great job of listening to the homeless members of our community, helping them find their voice and empowering them to fight for positive change in Chicago and throughout Illinois.