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A Clear Mission

Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

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A Clear Mission

Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

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A Clear Mission

Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

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A Clear Mission

Since 1980, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has had a clear mission: “We organize and advocate to prevent and end homelessness, because we believe housing is a human right in a just society.”

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Taishi has found her public voice – now she’s a leader on her Local School Council

Taishi Neuman wanted to help other families coping with homelessness. First homeless herself at age 15, she experienced homelessness again after multiple sclerosis left her unable to continue work as a nursing home assistant. Still, Taishi thought she was too quiet to speak up. Then she met a community organizer from the Chicago Coalition for...x

CPS Layoffs

Chicago Public School layoffs hit homeless students

Chicago Public School layoffs of more than 500 teachers and 500 support staff will disproportionately impact homeless students. Last school year, CPS identified 18,831 homeless students, which was 4.8% of its total enrollment. Homelessness often has significant negative impacts on students — academically, socially, and emotionally. Homeless students face greater barriers to enrollment, attendance, and...x

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CCH awards college scholarships to 20 students

On June 23, CCH awarded $2,500 renewable college scholarships to five new high school graduates who succeeded in school while coping with homelessness. We also presented $2,500 renewal awards to 15 upperclassmen. Thanks to the donors and foundations that fund these scholarships, 50 students received $235,000 through last school year. Filmed by Russ Constable Edited...x