Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

To help people who are coping with homelessness, CCH community organizers offer outreach at shelters, street programs, and single-room occupancy (SRO) facilities.

Each month, four field organizers – Rachel Ramirez, Wayne Richard, Keith Freeman, and Hannah Willage – offer outreach at 35 facilities serving families, youths and adults across Chicago, including programs serving Spanish-speaking families, youth and adults.

Horizons Creative Writing Outreach
Chicago
USA

Horizons offers twice-monthly creative writing workshops to homeless parents, mostly mothers, who live at family shelters in Chicago.

About 100 writers participate each year. Selected poems and essays are published online in the Horizons Reading Room and in booklets distributed at the spring showcase.

The 2017 showcase will be held Tuesday, June 22 at Intuit art gallery, 756 N. Milwaukee Ave., at 6:30 p.m. The hour-long event is free and open to the public.

Speakers Bureau
Chicago
USA

Led by 15 formerly homeless adults, our Speakers Bureau reaches more than 4,000 people a year at events hosted by schools, universities, religious and civic groups. Our speaking team is passionate about its work and involves the most active homeless leaders at CCH. They talk about their own lives and advocate on issues related to school access, housing and jobs, and developing opportunities for homeless and at-risk people to get back on their feet.