Horizons showcase set for May 21 at the American Writers Museum

Horizons welcomes the public to its 2019 writers showcase on Tuesday, May 21. Sponsored by the American Writers Museum, this free event will feature original poetry read by shelter-resident writers. Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is grateful to our city’s newest museum for generous sponsorship of this showcase. Opened in 2017, the American Writers Museum at … Continue reading Horizons showcase set for May 21 at the American Writers Museum

Friday’s Kupjack Studio miniature rooms preview to benefit CCH

The sudden passing of artist Henry “Hank” Kupjack this past February was met with sadness here at CCH. Hank was a friend to CCH staff who had long harbored a dream of staging an ambitious exhibition of his unique miniature rooms, with the proceeds to benefit the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless. The public will … Continue reading Friday’s Kupjack Studio miniature rooms preview to benefit CCH

American Writers Museum hosts Horizons showcase

Horizons welcomed an enthusiastic audience to its 2018 writers showcase. Held at the American Writers Museum, our May 22 event featured original poetry read by homeless shelter-resident authors, most of them mothers and their older children. Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is grateful to our city’s newest museum for generous sponsorship of this year’s showcase. … Continue reading American Writers Museum hosts Horizons showcase

CCH honors Michael Heaton and Mike Bagley at Leadership Circle screening & panel for The Homestretch

CCH honored two of its dedicated volunteers Monday, kicking off a Leadership Circle event that also featured screening The Homestretch, a new documentary on the lives of three unaccompanied youths in Chicago. Michael Heaton and Mike Bagley were honored for 11 years of volunteer work on behalf of CCH. Their extensive efforts include founding and … Continue reading CCH honors Michael Heaton and Mike Bagley at Leadership Circle screening & panel for The Homestretch

Illinois no longer charges for felony-level prostitution as SB 1872 is signed into law

      Formerly prostituted women active in a CCH survivors’ group helped secure legislative support for a new law that ends felony-level charges for prostitution in Illinois.       Gov. Pat Quinn signed Senate Bill 1872 into law on August 23. Passed by the General Assembly with bi-partisan support, the law takes effect immediately.       Legislators spoke … Continue reading Illinois no longer charges for felony-level prostitution as SB 1872 is signed into law

CCH thanks legislators, launches PART/SAGE partnership

Today, CCH staff and SAGE leaders honored two state legislators for their leadership in sponsoring a bill that would eliminate felony-level prostitution charges in Illinois. State Sen. John G. Mulroe (D – Chicago) and State Rep. Michael J. Zalewski (D – Riverside) were thanked for their co-sponsorship of Senate Bill 1872. The measure is expected … Continue reading CCH thanks legislators, launches PART/SAGE partnership

Illinois Senate sends End Demand’s SB 1872 to the governor

May 30 update The Illinois Senate voted 56-1 this afternoon to approve Senate Bill 1872, a measure that would discontinue charging prostitution at the felony level. The measure now goes to Gov. Quinn for final approval. An initiative proposed by End Demand Illinois, legislators have said they were moved by the testimony of a Glenda … Continue reading Illinois Senate sends End Demand’s SB 1872 to the governor

MintPress News.com: Student homelessness rises as Chicago shutters its schools

A homeless woman solves a Sudoku puzzle in Chicago. Recent reports have indicated that youth homelessness is on the rise in Chicago, which also just elected to close dozens of public schools. (Photo/James Jordan via Flickr) By Trisha Marczak As Chicago plans to execute the largest school closure in the nation’s history, the city is … Continue reading MintPress News.com: Student homelessness rises as Chicago shutters its schools