Help for Homeless Veterans

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“Veteran homelessness is down 24% since 2010,” according to the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights. “VA cannot do it alone. Organizations and individuals in communities across the country are integral to providing services to Veterans and spreading the word about the resources VA provides to end and prevent homelessness among Veterans.”

CCO is proud to network and collaborate with the US Veteran’s Administration. Every other week VA workers come on-site and meet with veterans regarding housing, benefits, medical and mental health services.This statement if from the US Department of Veterans Affairs website.

To learn more about the Veteran Administrations “Help for Homeless Veterans Campaign, click here.

Homeless to Housed!

Robert Success

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!

Sheila Simon visits CCO

Sheila Simon

“I stopped by the Epworth Church gym late last night (Thursday, February 27) to meet these folks who run the overnight men’s shelter in Uptown. They are on the front line combating poverty and mental illness.”   – Sheila Simon, Illinois Lieutenant Governor

We want to thank Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon for spending the evening at CCO’s Epworth Shelter for men. We appreciate your support. Thank you!

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!

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Blankets for men

Tzu Chi Foundation of Chicago generously donated a large number blankets to the CCO men’s overnight shelter. Each man sheltered in our men’s program got a new blanket with some left over for future use.

During these cold months, warmth is a wonderful gift. Thank you!

To learn more about CCO’s shelters for homeless individuals, click here.

Good Things

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“Addressing homelessness, providing shelter, accepting people, finding home.”

CCO donors, volunteers and staff have helped us shelter over 1,100 people and serve over 200,000 meals in 2012. For a little more than $1 a day we can provide 3 nutritious meals to one shelter guest. For a little less than $15 a day CCO can provide “wrap-around services” such as, safe shelter, meals and critical case management services to one shelter guest.

Be part of the good things that are happening at CCO!

 

Reporting Recognition!

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This summer Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) was awarded a gold star from the Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness. Nine Chicago agencies were told a very big “job well done” and CCO was proud to be among them.

The gold star is given to agencies who submitted all their data reports on time and with at least 95% accuracy. CCO case managers and technical staff have worked tirelessly to insure that important information is entered and submitted quickly.

CCO’s Executive Director and Administrators want to say a huge thank you to the wonderful men and women on our case management team and to Rachel Shaw, our Agency Technical Administrator. They deserve all the recognition for this achievement!

Thank you!

WIC

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!