Hope at CCOLearn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

– Albert Einstein

 Learn, Live, Hope… It is our privilege to watch the families who come to CCO learn from the past, live to the fullest and find hope in the midst of adversity. Everyone’s story is different but it is our privilege to meet each person where they are at and assist them in stabilizing their lives.


Wild salmon from Lake Michigan being prepared for our shelter guests.

Wild salmon from Lake Michigan being prepared for our shelter guests.

Next week Hunt.Fish.Feed in partnership with Comcast Digital Cable will be preparing and serving a salmon dinner for our shelter guests. The salmon to be served has been donated by fisherman that participated in the PFC Geoffrey Morris Tournament on Lake Michigan. This special meal will be prepared by Executive Chef Scott Leysath and special guest David Draper, who pens the “Wild Chef.”

Hunt.Fish.Feed uses wild game as a food source to help alleviate hunger in America. We are excited to welcome them back to CCO.

Stay tuned for photos of next weeks event!


We need you!

Brenda and Rich

We need you to walk the Hunger Walk for CCO! Last year, 61 people walked at 5k along Chicago’s beautiful to help alleviate hunger in Chicago.

Learn more about the Hunger Walk here. If you have any additional questions contact Beth at bnicholls@ccolife.org


CCO Supports Fathers

Felix & Felix

“Being his dad gives me joy, strength and hope for a better day.”
– Felix, pictured here with Felix Jr.

At Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) we are grateful for the opportunity to serve and witness the successes of many dedicated dads. Your donation allows us to continue to support the fathers who work so hard to stabilize their families.

For me, being a dad is about hearing my son say, “I love you” in the morning, and saying it again at bedtime. When I lost my wife, I could have given him to someone else, but he’s a part of me. When he tells me he loves me, I know I’m doing the right thing.

Being a dad is hard work. Anyone can be a dad, but it takes a real man to be there for your kids and take care of them. Every day, I try to give him what I felt I missed in my own life. Being his dad gives me joy, strength and hope for a better day.


This Father’s Day honor the dads at CCO by making a donation that will help bring their families one step closer to permanent housing. Thank you!

We see success in the lives of our shelter guests every day! Learn more at Our Stories!

214 Pounds of Food!

How much do you weigh? Don’t answer that! No matter what you weigh if you participate in this years Hunger Walk you will add 214 pounds of nutritious groceries to our food account! These food items are used to feed our shelter residents and dinner guests and are distributed through our food bag program! Click “Get Involved” in the menu above and then click “Hunger Walk” for more information. Thank you!

Join us for the Hunger Walk!

Join us for the Hunger Walk!

Summer Fun!

Children's ProgramsWe are looking forward to a summer filled with great activities for the children sheltered at CCO! Crafts, snacks, reading and plenty of playtime is being organized for the upcoming break from school.

Check back throughout the summer for more fun photos and info!

Help Fight Hunger In Chicago!

CCO MealsJoin us for the Hunger Walk on June 29th! Registration begins at 7am and the walk begins at 8:30am at Soldier Field in Chicago. Over the past two years hunger walkers have supplemented CCO’s food budget by 14,980 pounds. This fun event has an enormous impact on our ability to feed hungry Chicagoans. Go to the Hunger Walk page to learn more. Thanks!