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May 31, 2018

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless


Introducing our Scholarship Winners

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and its Law Project will award renewable $2,500 college scholarships to five students from Chicago and Aurora who succeeded in high school while coping with homelessness. Thanks to private donors and dedicated grants, CCH has awarded $325,000 to 59 students in the last 14 years.

Pierrerasha Goodwin, Bethany Oceguera, Charity Smith, Angelo Villazana, and Kaleyah Wesley will be honored on Thursday, June 28 at an event hosted by Loyola University Chicago School of Law. A 5:30 p.m. reception will be followed by an hour-long awards event in the 10th floor ceremonial courtroom.

Updated Illinois Homeless Youth Handbook
The Law Project has published an online update of the Illinois Homeless Youth Handbook, collaborating again with attorneys from Baker McKenzie and United Airlines.

First released in 2015, the new version of the Illinois handbook is accessed at www.homelessyouth.org

Lawsuit filed in Medicaid applications processing delay
A lawsuit was filed Wednesday to help people who can't get medical care due to delays in processing Medicaid applications of six months or longer.

Health care advocates and attorneys claim Illinois is not only behind in processing thousands of Medicaid applications, it’s also failing to issue temporary medical cards.
Executive Director Doug Schenkelberg named a 2019 Leadership Greater Chicago fellow
This select group of 40 accomplished and diverse individuals represents a cross-section of professionals from the corporate, nonprofit, government, and education sectors. They share the organization’s mission to effect transformative change in the community, and join a 35-year legacy of building and strengthening the pipeline of civic leaders who will lead the future of Chicago.
CCH says goodbye to Senior Organizer Rachel Ramirez
Rachel Ramirez, a senior organizer, is leaving CCH to pursue a Ph.D in management and organizations, and in sociology, at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. She plans to research community organizing as a model of organizational leadership. We asked Rachel to reflect on her six years of organizing people who experience homelessness.
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