Cornerstone Barber Shop

“I just found a job, so I’m a happy man because I feel more confident going to work!” -Rafael

The Cornerstone Barber Shop is open! Over 40 shelter guests received free, professional hair cuts at CCO this week. Six Chicago barbers donated their time and energy to serve our shelter guests in this very practical way.

CCO staff and residents want to say thank you to Orlando’s Hair Studio, Urbane Blades, and Hyde Park Hair Salon. Thank you to our very own, Charlene, who organized this fun and meaningful event complete with pizza and treats. Thank you!

Over 40 Eye Exams…

Eye Exams

In the month of October, over 40 single men and women in our shelter programs got referrals from CCO case managers to eye appointments at the Illinois Eye Institute. This is great news since many of our single shelter guests are senior citizens or have not had an eye exam in years. Thank you, Illinois Eye Institute!

Join Team CCO!

Team CCO

Are you looking for challenge in 2014? Do you want to help alleviate homelessness in Chicago? If your answer is yes, Team CCO is looking for you!

Join our team and have a positive impact on homelessness. In 2013, Team CCO raised over $26,000 for homeless families and individuals. These funds translate into nutritious meals, safe shelter and essential case management services for our shelter guests.

To learn more about the team click here.

Veteran’s Day will be here soon…

American Flag

The National Coalition for the Homeless estimates that 33% of the male homeless population are veterans. Among these men, 89% had an Honorable Discharge.

We are grateful for the opportunity to work along side men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. We have rejoiced with many residents who have obtained permanent housing with assistance from the case management team, Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing, and our partner agencies.

To learn more about homeless veterans in America click here.

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…