Fall Frenzy!

Good times were had by all at this years CCO Fall Frenzy! The kids and parents had a delicious treat at the  make-your-own cupcake table, complete with colorful frosting and sprinkles. The hula hoop competition, pin toss, limbo line and bucket toss kept the kids busy having fun. Face painting was a hit with everyone! It felt like the CCO dining room was hopping with fun!

We want to say a huge thank you all the volunteers who worked to make this event special for the children and parents who live at CCO! Everyone had a great time thanks to you. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Indie In The Windy City!

Join us for Indie In The Windy City Handcrafted Market! This Saturday from 12noon to 5pm artists and crafters will be displaying and selling their wares. The event will take place at 920 W. Wilson Avenue in Chicago. Jewelry, softies, lotions, cards, soaps, knitwear and much more will be available. A portion of all profits go to CCO’s residents, programs and services.

Come and join the fun at Indie In The Windy City!

Winter Is On It’s Way!


Winter is on it’s way! Our residents are in need of new or gently used winter clothing. Coats, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens, boots, all help battle the cold and keep winter out while children head to school or parents head to work or job training.

If you have items to donate please drop them off at your convenience at 4626 N. Clifton Avenue in Chicago. The person at the front desk will assist you. All donations are offered to our residents at no cost through our Free Store.

Thank you!

Calling All Artists and Shoppers!!!

Are you an artist? Do you craft? Do you enjoy browsing unique and beautiful wares while supporting a great cause? Then Indie In The Windy City is for you! Join us on Saturday, October 27th from noon- 5pm at 920 W. Wilson Avenue in Chicago. All of the artists and crafters at the event will be donating a portion of their earnings to Cornerstone Community Outreach.

If you would like to sell your goods at Indie please contact Chrissi at chelle@jpusa.org.




Elderly and Homeless…


Aging and elderly homeless people are among the most vulnerable population we serve. This overlooked group of people often struggle with physical challenges that exacerbate their efforts to get housing. The National Coalition for the Homeless reports that “Homeless persons aged 50-65 frequently fall between the cracks of governmental safety nets: while not technically old enough to qualify for Medicare, their physical health, assaulted by poor nutrition and severe living conditions, may resemble that of a 70-year-old.”

34% of CCO’s single homeless shelter residents are over 51 years old. We welcome adults of all ages and often senior citizens and the elderly need the most assistance.

We are privileged to serve homeless senior citizens with shelter, meals and intensive case management services, always with the goal of permanent, stable housing.

If you would like to join CCO in providing a safe and beneficial space for Chicago’s homeless, click on the button below. Thank you!



Team CCO!

All of the members of Team CCO that stepped over the starting line at this years Bank of America Chicago Marathon finished the race! We are so proud of each participant! Not only did they run 26.2 miles they also  raised over $13,000 for our shelter residents!

It was exciting to cheer them on with the 1.7 million other marathon spectators. The city felt fun, determined and alive! Take a minute to look at the marathon photo album. Thanks!

Two Days til the Marathon!

The Team CCO t-shirts are in! In just a few days the members of Team CCO will be running through 29 Chicago neighborhoods alongside thousands of marathon participants. What will make Team CCO stand out? Together they have raised over $12,000 for Chicago’s homeless!

Check back Sunday for a marathon photo album and it’s not too late to support Team CCO. Let them know you’re behind all of their training and efforts by going to the Team CCO tab above to donate. Thank you!

Only 3 Days Til The Marathon!

For nearly thirty runners the Bank of America Chicago Marathon is just around the corner! This group of volunteers have trained for the marathon while fundraising for CCO. Their level of commitment is admirable and we look forward to seeing them in action on Sunday.

Team CCO is still accepting donations, just click on the Team CCO tab and press the Donate Now button. Check back for further updates and a photo album of the marathon!