Congratulations to four of our shelter guests who became employed last week! Each of the individuals live in one of CCO’s family shelters. Case managers and interns worked together to create these opportunities for employment. Congratulations!
CCO’s case-management staff strive to treat each of our residents with dignity and respect while guiding clients towards stability. Residents of CCO’s programs receive assistance with practical matters such as resume writing, job referrals, and housing referrals as well as guidance as they build new lives for themselves and their families. This assistance may be simple: help regaining lost identification or a bus card to take them to a job interview. Sometimes the help our families and individuals need is more complex: resolving conflict within their family or with other residents, assistance with budgeting skills, and referrals for the treatment of addiction or mental illness. Our staff make every effort to meet the needs of our residents and provide them with opportunities for growth and a new start.
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!