Valentine’s Day Success!

Valentine's Day Success

Congratulations to Brooke, who moved out of CCO’s Naomi House shelter for single women and into her very own apartment on Valentine’s Day! We’re proud of you, Brooke!

Help us continue to provide safe shelter, nutritious meals and vital case management services to CCO’s shelter guests. Your donation makes a difference!

Please donate today!

Thank you!

Christmas Donors

New Blanket

A new blanket, stuffed animals and hat makes for a cozy nap, thanks to our generous Christmas donors! The 2013 holiday season at CCO was filled with fun events, parties and gifts for our shelter guests and neighbors in need. We want to say a special thank you to the donors that made the season bright by donating financially, creating an event, volunteering or purchasing gifts that blessed our guests. Thank you!

The End of the Year is Here

The End

The End of the year, create new beginnings!

The end of the year is here! We are looking to our generous donors to provide the funding needed to continue serving homeless families and individuals.

In 2013 we were able to provide a safe place, nutritious meals and valuable case management services to our shelter guests. We will continue the work in 2014. Join us!

Please consider giving today!

Veteran’s Day Dinner

It is our privileged to shelter homeless veterans every night but once a year we go all out to honor our veterans at the CCO Veteran’s Day Dinner.

This year, 92 year old Tuskegee Airmen, Virgil M. Poole Sr. graced us with his presence and words of encouragement. Our veterans were honored with a delicious soul food meal and music provided by Pierre & Louise Walker of St. Sabina Church. All of CCO’s shelter guests enjoyed the meal and festivities but a few tables were set up and decorated especially for our veterans.

This week is Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. Take a moment to consider the men and women who served the United States in the armed forces. Many of these men and women are homeless and in need of safe shelter and supportive services. We have had the joy of seeing veterans stabilize their lives and move into permanent housing. Become a part of the good things that are happening at CCO. Volunteer or donate today.

Thank you!

Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week


Homelessness & Hunger Awareness Week has begun. Do you want to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in Chicago? If so, consider donating your time, talents or funds to help improve the lives of CCO’s shelter guests.

Each night CCO shelters over 300 women, men and families. Over 150 households take healthy foods home from our food pantry program each week.

Poverty issues like hunger and homelessness can seem large and overwhelming. It is easy to assume that our individual efforts won’t have an impact. While no agency or individual has all the answers, CCO and many other organizations are working hard to help alleviate homelessness and fill the hungry. Join us in our efforts to provide nutritious meals, safe shelter and valuable services to our homeless families and individuals. Consider donating today. Thank you!

Fall Frenzy 2013

The 2013 CCO Fall Frenzy was fabulous! Our families with children had a great time! We want to say a special thank you to all our staff and volunteers who made the event possible and Nathan Cameron for taking portraits during the Frenzy! Check out the photo album to see some of the fun…

Calling All Costumes!

Fall Frenzy

Calling all Costumes! We are looking for gently-used costumes or wrapped store-bought treats for our Fall Frenzy party! Donations can be dropped off at 4628 N. Clifton Avenue. See the front desk staff person for assistance. Thank you!

Fall Frenzy Costumes


We are looking for gently-used dress-ups and costumes! Princess, Ninja Turtle, Elvis, whatever…if you have an old ensemble that you won’t be wearing this year, consider donating it to CCO. The kids will put it to good use at their Fall Frenzy part! Donated items can be dropped off at 4628 N. Clifton Avenue in Chicago. Thank you!


SamanthaWIC, provides healthy-food vouchers, nutrition education and breastfeeding support to roughly 9 million poor American women and their children. Many of our homeless families receive nutritious food and baby formula from this valuable program. The WIC program will no longer be providing this essential service by the end of the week due to the shutdown of the Federal Government. CCO will try to bridge huge gap that the loss of this program will create.

Consider donating today. Click on the ‘Donate’ button on the right. Thank you!