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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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Charles leads and serves today, Charlese prepares for tomorrow

Almost 25 years ago, Charles Jenkins made a vow to turn his life around. Charles went on to become one of the longest serving community leaders at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. And whenever he can include her, the devoted father brings along his youngest child, Charlese. “When she asks if she can come...x

Scholarship Application 2015

CCH College Scholarship Application Now Available

CCH college scholarship applications for 2015 are now available. Eligible to apply are graduating high school seniors who were homeless at some point while attending Chicago Public high schools. Also eligible are former youth clients of the CCH Law Project who live in the city or suburbs, or youth leaders active at CCH who have a diploma or GED and are no older than age 22. Applications, including two references, must be submitted online or received in the mail by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1.x

My family in Chicago this June, including my son Jarrett and my fiancé LaBron.

The remarkable Nasia Smith shares her story

Nasia Smith is the first college scholarship winner at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless to earn a bachelor’s degree as a single parent. She worked full-time to support her young son while earning a business degree. We think Nasia tells her story better than anyone else: Life before I left for college was difficult....x