331 Birth Certificates & State ID’s

  311 Birth Certificates & State ID’s Essential Identification Often something as simple as identification can stand in the way of job training, education, employment, and housing. CCO case managers work hard to get essential identification so that goals can be met. As a result, families and single adults are brought one step closer to stability and “finding home.” In 2016, 331 Birth Certificates and State ID’s were obtained by those sheltered at CCO. Many … Continue reading

Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K charity donation

Register and the Shamrock Shuffle will donate $5 to Cornerstone! The Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K offers runners a similar race weekend experience to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Not only are the start and finish lines in Grant Park on Columbus Drive, but the course loops through the fast and flat streets of downtown Chicago mirroring the beginning of the Marathon route. The Shamrock Shuffle is an ideal event to practice your … Continue reading

200,000+ Plates of Food

200,000+ Meals Served! Fighting Hunger Through Nutrition Each plate of food served in the CCO dining room help to bring nutrition, energy, and well-being to the children, adults, and senior citizens who dine with us. Nutrient-rich, balanced meals are central to CCO’s services. To many of us, food is such a routine and expected provision that we forget it’s importance. But for those who are hungry, it is no small matter. Consistent, nutritious meals help to … Continue reading

48 Employed!

48 Employed! Improving Through Employment “Never ever give up. No matter how bad things are. I came to Chicago and I didn’t know anybody. I found shelter at Cornerstone and never gave up. If you’re homeless right now, don’t give up!” – Katie, obtained employment and housing while sheltered at CCO In 2016, 48 CCO shelter guests found employment! The effort and determination needed to secure a job while homeless cannot be overstated. We are … Continue reading

269 Homeless to Housed!

269 Homeless to Housed! “Finding Home” “Thank you Cornerstone for all your help! Not only for the help of shelter and housing but for life in general. Thank you and keep up the good work!” – Lisa, maintained employment and found housing while sheltered at CCO. Every single person who moves from homelessness to housing is a cause for celebration. We rejoice with every one of our residents who are able to turn a key … Continue reading