Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

About Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is a 41-year-old systemic advocacy organization. CCH develops campaigns and initiatives to address the causes of homelessness – lack of affordable housing, lack of access to health care and services and lack of jobs paying a living wage. We place much emphasis on organizing and developing leaders within the homeless population to become spokespersons and leaders of our various initiatives. CCH does its work in accordance with its organizational values – collaboration, integrity, strategic action, compassion, and intersectionality. We recognize that homelessness is a problem that steps from systemic racism and that biases and prejudices are embedded in the fabric of society, and thus also permeate organizations like ours. CCH is committed to advancing racial equity in the workplace, through the work of our racial equity committee, and through the campaigns and initiatives we choose.


Policy Intern

May 2018 - August 2018 Chicago, IL
β€œThe staff is very caring and the internship is fairly structured. They put a lot of effort into making sure you know all about the organization. They even have you sit down and have a conversation with almost every staff member. They have a lot of connections, especially with with other similar organizations. If a student thinks they might want to go into organizing, social work, state/city-level policy work, or public service law, the staff here will be able to help you make connections. ”
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