Service providers meet with CCH organizers to discuss work into 2019
Staff representing 14 homeless service providers participated in the CCH community organizing staff’s fall provider’s lunch, where they discussed initiatives underway locally and in Springfield. Hosted by St. Leonard’s Ministries, the lunch is one of three held through the year to involve providers in advocacy led by CCH and its homeless leaders, some of whom receive services from these providers.
Our Team to End Homelessness is ready to run
Our 2018 Team to End Homelessness is ready to run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 7! The 18-member team has spent the last nine months raising money and awareness for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, each setting a minimum fundraising goal of $1,000. We are now recruiting runners for the 2019 Chicago Marathon, offering a limited number of guaranteed entries to the race.
State boosts monthly aid to needy families
Illinois recipients of Temporary Aid for Needy Families (TANF) will see an increase in the amount of their monthly grants in October. A $22 million boost was negotiated in the budget this year. “In talking to families, they’re saying that this means that they may be able to pay another bill this month, making sure that they keep the lights on, making sure they can pay their rent - things that other folks take for granted,” CCH State Legislative Director Niya Kelly said.
Speakers Bureau kicks off a new year in schools and the community
This fall the Speakers Bureau welcomed several new community leaders into the program, now with 16 speakers. Our team reaches about 4,000 people every year, with more than 75 speaking events at schools, congregations and civic groups across the Chicago area. We are excited to branch out into more communities and reach more students this school year.