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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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CCH names five new winners of $2,500-a-year college scholarships

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has awarded $2,500-a-year college scholarships to five students who succeeded in high school while coping with homelessness. Also commended were 13 past winners, rising sophomores, juniors and seniors, who also receive $2,500 renewal awards. Thanks to donors who fund these scholarships, by the 2015-16 year, CCH will award more...x

Yaneth Aguilar, with her daughter: "I want to share my story to see how I can change people's opinions of what Latino homelessness is."

Yaneth Aguilar: Latino perceptions of homelessness

By Allegra Codamon, CCH Media Intern Her college internship ended, but Yaneth Aguilar still volunteers at the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Working with community organizer Rachel Ramirez, Yaneth co-wrote a survey being used by CCH to determine how Chicago’s Latino community perceives what it is to be homeless. The survey also assesses awareness of services...x

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Executive Director Ed Shurna to retire this fall

After almost 20 years of working on behalf of families, youth and adults who are coping with homelessness, our Executive Director, Ed Shurna has announced his plans to retire this fall. Over 12 years, Ed’s caring leadership furthered the reach and impact of work done by the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. Under his leadership, CCH...x