Sen. Harmon thanked for his shelter vote

Staff from CCH and West Suburban PADS and Dominican University students met Wednesday with State Senator Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) to thank him for voting to restore key funding to programs for homeless youth and families. 

In May, for the second time in six months, advocates persuaded legislators to restore a $4.7 million (52%) cutback to shelters and transitional housing across Illinois. CCH and advocates also got previous funding cuts partially restored for homeless youth programs and homeless prevention grants for families.

(From left to right) Jim Field, CCH; Teresa Pendergraff and John Morrison, Dominican University; Senator Harmon; Lynda Schueler, West Suburban PADS; Patricia Nix-Hodes, CCH; Susie Bohun, West Suburban PADS; and Claire Schuette, Dominican University.

– Jim Picchetti, Downstate Organizer