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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.”

CCH Organizer J.D. Klippenstein

CCH school outreach helps Tilden teens find their voice

Through outreach at shelters, school and drop-in programs, CCH community organizers and youth attorneys reach almost 6,000 people a year at 35 programs across Chicago. In a new effort, two organizers began working this year at Tilden Career Community Academy. More than 200 students at the South Side high school are homeless, exceeding 60% of...x

Texting Hotlines - Simple

The Law Project launches texting hotlines for clients

As another way to reach out to clients, including homeless youth, the Law Project has launched three texting hotlines.  You can reach the Law Project via text at: The general hotline, (312) 720-1800, for all inquiries and legal assistance; Youth Futures hotline, (312) 720-1787, for legal help for homeless and unaccompanied youth; Health care hotline,...x

Chicago STLS 2013-14 numbers 1

22,144 homeless students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools this past year

Chicago Public Schools (CPS) served 22,144 homeless students during the 2013-14 school year, another year-end record for the city’s public schools. It is an 18.6% increase from the prior year’s homeless enrollment of 18,669 in 2012-13 – which itself was an 8.2% increase. The data and homeless services are tracked by the CPS office of...x