Make plans to dine out tomorrow! CCO is hosting its first ever dinner fund raising event. “An Extra Helping for the Homeless” is a fun way to support homeless services and help alleviate hunger in Chicago. Tomorrow, July 22 participating Chicago restaurants will be donating 5-25% of their meal tabs to CCO. This will be at no added cost to the diner.
Congratulations Robert, Peaches, Patricia and family! The staff, volunteers, and residents of CCO never get weary of seeing CCO shelter guests proudly displaying their new apartment keys. Not only did the three pictured here get housed, they also obtained employment while being sheltered at CCO!
In 2013, 69% of CCO’s new shelter guests informed staff at intake that they had no income. For many homeless people CCO is the first step in a long climb out of homelessness and into stable housing. With no income these efforts can take additional time.
We are privileged to take these steps with our shelter guests and rejoice with them when employment, housing, and many other stabilizing milestones are reached. Good things are happening at CCO!
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Great job, Robert! It’s good to see you with your new apartment keys. Congratulations!
CCO’s Shelter for Men provides bed space for 65 men each night. During the day men in the shelter program are offered intensive case management services, meals, on-site medical and mental health services, and a variety of services that meet the complex needs of each individual. Our goal is always stable, permanent housing. And it is our privilege to see our shelter guests move from homeless to housed! Join us in our efforts to provide safe, beneficial shelter. Donate Today!
Patricia, Rodney (not pictured) and their two beautiful boys are moving from CCO’s Sylvia Center Family Shelter into permanent housing this week. We have been privileged to get to know you and look forward to staying in touch!
Bridging the gap between homelessness and housing is critical in the lives of many families and individuals. CCO provides safe shelter to families and works with them to secure training, employment or other funds that make permanent, stable housing possible. Join us in our efforts. Donate today!
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!
In 2013, over 170 people moved into permanent housing from one of CCO’s shelter programs or through street outreach. We never get tired of seeing our former shelter guests showing off their apartment keys!
Consider donating today! Donors and volunteers are a vital part of the good that goes on at CCO. Thank you!
“Finding home” is the moment when housing happens for a homeless person. We are proud of our shelter guests and case managers that work to find a place for everyone. It is pure joy to see someone with new apartment keys and a big smile.
Join us in our effort to bridge the gap between homelessness and home. Help us “Find Home” for our shelter guests. Donate Today!