Rest in peace, Humberto. You are loved and missed. CCO staff, volunteers and shelter guests have been blessed to know you.
“The grace and humility of Humberto affected all of us. As we’d play dominoes together, I see how his quiet gentleness and contagious smile would bless all those surrounded him. People wanted to assist him, by doing things for him, like getting him meals. Even though he was unable to communicate with most of us through words, his generous actions and gentle demeanor ensured he found plenty of family and friendship within our walls.”
It’s great to see Arturo in his brand new apartment! Congratulations!
It’s been an exciting week at CCO. Several of our single shelter guests have moved into permanent, stable housing. Five people found employment and two families moved into apartments this week from our family programs. We are grateful for all the success!
The micro-cottage is 144 square feet — 8 by 18 feet. – New York Times image
Creative and compassionate minds work to end homelessness for 29 people in Washington State. This is the first time micro-housing and rental subsidies has come together to solve homelessness. Click here to the New York Times article.
“I stopped by the Epworth Church gym late last night (Thursday, February 27) to meet these folks who run the overnight men’s shelter in Uptown. They are on the front line combating poverty and mental illness.” – Sheila Simon, Illinois Lieutenant Governor
We want to thank Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon for spending the evening at CCO’s Epworth Shelter for men. We appreciate your support. Thank you!
Learn more about Team CCO by clicking on the video clip above or by going to the Team CCO page here. The Team is offering a lot of charitable fitness opportunities in 2014. Find the one that’s right for you!
The CCO kitchen prepares and serves hundreds of meals each day to our shelter guests.
Do you love to clean? Do you enjoy seeing stainless steel sparkle? Well, we have a volunteer opportunity for you. We are organizing an evening of cleaning in the CCO kitchen. Join us on Tuesday, February 18 from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Email Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and to get more information. Thank you!
What do you love to do? Knit? Paint? Run? Bake? Recently, we have had a growing number of CCO supporters who are doing good by doing what they love and donating a portion of their profits to help alleviate homelessness. Here is just one example…
Chicago potter, Chuck Escue, has been donating 50% of the profits from his hand-crafted earthenware items to Cornerstone Community Outreach. We think it’s a beautiful combination of art and generosity. Thank you, Chuck!