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2022 Funders Institute: Reconnecting In Person with Love and Disruption at the Center

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The 2022 Funders Institute marked our first in-person convening since early 2020 with more than 40 participants representing nearly 30 philanthropic organizations. On July 25-27, we gathered in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the National Conference on Ending Homelessness to examine timely issues impacting housing justice efforts and policy across…

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Salt Shed: Spreading Awareness

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

This past August, Chicago was introduced to its newest live music/entertainment venue, The Salt Shed.   A grand repurposing of the historic 4-acre Morton Salt complex located on the Chicago River, The Salt Shed launched with an inaugural series of 12 outdoor concerts featuring acts like Fleet Foxes, Andrew Bird, and…

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Employed and Experiencing Homelessness: What the Numbers Show

Friday, September 2, 2022

Have you ever heard the idea that people experiencing homelessness “don’t want to work” or they should “just get a job?” The truth is that many do – in fact, a 2021 study from the University of Chicago estimates that 53% of people living in homeless shelters and 40% of…

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Calls for Help Are Increasing

Friday, September 2, 2022

Calls for help are increasing at the CAP Helpline. Through the first six months of 2022, calls to the Central Access Point Helpline are increasing. The Central Access Point (CAP) Helpline is a centralized emergency shelter helpline (513-381-SAFE) open 363 days a year. It is the number anyone experiencing or at-risk of…

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Honoring Our Sector on Labor Day

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

You arrive miraculously on time to work to find stacks of paperwork decorating your desk. You learn that your reliable co-worker has COVID and cannot come in to work for a week. Your other five colleagues quit three months ago, and their positions are still vacant. Meanwhile, you are greeted…

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Back To School

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Last week marked the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year for Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Suburban school districts also started school in recent weeks.. After the difficulties and barriers families and students faced over the last two years due to the pandemic, it is more important than ever for schools to…

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How Providers Can Boost Voter Engagement

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

As we approach another important election, what is your organization doing to help people vote? Providers are allowed to engage in voter registration and get out the vote efforts, so long as these activities are done in a non-partisan way that doesn’t favor a particular candidate or political party. In…

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