Cornerstone Community Outreach

Cornerstone Community Outreach Addressing Homelessness, Providing Shelter, Accepting People, Finding Home. http://ccolife.org/donate FUNDING IN PART BY:

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Brief History-
Cornerstone began as a small group effort in 1989, with a few people working to meet the needs of their neighbors. At that time, women with children were becoming the new faces of homelessness in America. CCO felt drawn to meet this need to serve and shelter women with children. Over the following 20 years our programs have expanded to serve around 500 men, women, and children daily

. As a result, hundreds of singles and families are given an opportunity to reclaim their lives from the devastating effects of poverty and homelessness. Loss of job, lack of resources, health problems, and addictions are some of the causes of homelessness for our residents. But no matter their background or situation, all of our residents have come to Cornerstone seeking help. Our goal is to meet them where they are at and help them begin building a new life, one step at a time. of Housing and Urban Development, CSBG, Chicago Dept. of Family Support Services,
Illinois State Board of Education,
and our wonderful donors.

04/25/2024

Throwing it back to last month's Women's History Month Donation Drive by Ardagh Group. Between wish list items and an in office donation drop-off they collected over 600 much needed items including toiletries, housewares and clothing! Thank you so much Ardagh Group!

Calling all amateur bakers! Do YOU have what it takes to be crowned Chicago's Best Baker? Entry is open at www.chicagosb...
04/23/2024

Calling all amateur bakers! Do YOU have what it takes to be crowned Chicago's Best Baker?
Entry is open at www.chicagosbestbaker.com now thru July 14th!
Don't bake? After judging tickets for tasting are available for individual categories or grab an all access pass!
Note: 100% of proceeds from this event are donated to help support the vital supportive services offered here at Cornerstone Community Outreach.

Calling all amateur bakers! Do YOU have what it takes to be crowned Chicago's Best Baker? Entry for Chicago's Best Baker...
04/23/2024

Calling all amateur bakers! Do YOU have what it takes to be crowned Chicago's Best Baker?

Entry for Chicago's Best Baker Contest is open at www.chicagosbestbaker.com now thru July 14th!

Don't bake? After judging tickets for tasting are available for individual categories or grab an all access pass!

Note: 100% of proceeds from this event are donated to help support the vital supportive services offered here at Cornerstone Community Outreach.

04/22/2024

Our friends at Inspired By Favor recently rolled in a for a service day in our FREE thrift store for shelter guests. We had so much fun and completed weeks worth of projects in just a few short hours!

For more information about volunteering opportunities for groups or individuals visit www.ccolife.org/volunteer-at-cco today!

03/29/2024

The Easter Bunny just delivered baskets to every child and snack bags for every adult! Thank you to generous donors like YOU for helping us create these special moments for families experiencing homelessness.

Learn more about how you can get involved in projects like these at www.ccolife.org

Bitcoin is on the rise.Now is a good time to donate crypto to maximize your tax deductible donations and Cornerstone can...
03/02/2024

Bitcoin is on the rise.
Now is a good time to donate crypto to maximize your tax deductible donations and Cornerstone can accept your crypto donation!

At today’s value, one Bitcoin would provide for 5 families in desperate need of supportive shelter till they find home!

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Donate Cryptocurrency Click here if you are currently experiencing homelessness. Donate Cryptocurrency to Help People Find Home! Support people experiencing homelessness by making a charitable gift in cryptocurrency. We accept donations in Bitcoin, Ethereum, and over 80 additional leading cryptocur....

We're leaping into spring soon and we're looking for sponsors for Easter! Purchase an item off our wish list, sponsor a ...
02/29/2024

We're leaping into spring soon and we're looking for sponsors for Easter! Purchase an item off our wish list, sponsor a special meal, or take advantage of our new sponsorship program and cover it all! Thank you for helping us create positive and impactful memories for kids and adults on their journey toward finding home here at Cornerstone Community Outreach!
CCO Easter Amazon Wish List: https://a.co/hsaDjz5
Sponsorship information: https://ccolife.org/new-sponsorship-opportunities/
Email our event coordinators Amanda and Donna for more information:
[email protected] or [email protected]

We're leaping into spring soon and looking for sponsors for Easter! Purchase an item off our wish list, sponsor a specia...
02/29/2024

We're leaping into spring soon and looking for sponsors for Easter! Purchase an item off our wish list, sponsor a special meal, or take advantage of our new sponsorship program and cover it all! Thank you for helping us create positive and impactful memories for kids and adults on their journey toward finding home here at Cornerstone Community Outreach!🌼🐣

CCO Easter Amazon Wish List: https://a.co/hsaDjz5

Sponsorship information: https://ccolife.org/new-sponsorship-opportunities/

Email our event coordinators Amanda and Donna for more information:
[email protected] or [email protected]

Last week Cornerstone Community Outreach welcomed the boys basketball team from St Ignatius College Prep for a Day of Se...
02/23/2024

Last week Cornerstone Community Outreach welcomed the boys basketball team from St Ignatius College Prep for a Day of Service. They absolutely obliterated our list of projects in just a few short hours and then went on to dominate on the court. Congratulations on your win boys and thank you for your care for the community!

Thank you to Boy Scout Troop 965 at Saint Juliana School and Parish and for hosting a drive for socks and underwear! Tog...
02/21/2024

Thank you to Boy Scout Troop 965 at Saint Juliana School and Parish and for hosting a drive for socks and underwear! Together, they collected over 2,900 items and raised over $3,000 for families experiencing homelessness here at Cornerstone Community Outreach. WOW!!! We are overwhelmed by your generosity again!

Our friends from Elementol L2 dropped by last week with a literal truckload of donations for us. Thank you so much for y...
02/19/2024

Our friends from Elementol L2 dropped by last week with a literal truckload of donations for us. Thank you so much for your care and compassion for our neighbors in need!

https://www.elementol2.com/

02/15/2024

A special THANK YOU to 46th Ward Democrats - Sean Tenner, Committeeman and Junior League of Chicago for sponsoring a special Valentine's Day dinner, decorations and treats yesterday for Cornerstone Community Outreach guests!

Interested in sponsoring a special meal or holiday party? Email [email protected] today or go to our website at www.ccolife.org

Roses are red, violets are blue, we've got a truckload of care packages for you! Thank you to our friends from Loyola Un...
02/14/2024

Roses are red, violets are blue, we've got a truckload of care packages for you!

Thank you to our friends from Loyola University Chicago Muslim Students' Association and Hikmah Relief for dropping off a literal truckload of care kits a few weeks ago! Kits included toiletries, emergency blankets, snacks and warm weather accessories as well as portable prayer mats for Cornerstone Community Outreach shelter guests that observe daily prayer practices.

With overnight temperatures due to drop later this week don't forget about our Emergency Overnight Warming Center! Locat...
02/12/2024

With overnight temperatures due to drop later this week don't forget about our Emergency Overnight Warming Center! Located at 4628 North Clifton, we are open any time temperatures drop below 32 degrees (between November and March). Beds for men or women are available on a first come, first served basis with access to showers, meals, and case working services.

Thank you to Michelle and family for bringing toys, clothing and blankets for shelter guests this holiday season!
02/01/2024

Thank you to Michelle and family for bringing toys, clothing and blankets for shelter guests this holiday season!

Don't forget that our weekly Food Pantry is open every Wednesday rain, shine, snow or ice!When: Every Wednesday morning ...
01/30/2024

Don't forget that our weekly Food Pantry is open every Wednesday rain, shine, snow or ice!

When: Every Wednesday morning from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Where: Cornerstone cafeteria located at 4628 North Clifton Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
What to bring: Please bring an ID Card and a shopping bag/cart

We'd just like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to our friends Rose and Dennis at A World Through Rose Colored Glasses ...
01/29/2024

We'd just like to take a moment to say THANK YOU to our friends Rose and Dennis at A World Through Rose Colored Glasses and Budget Rental for your continued support! This holiday season not only did they donate $5,000 but also committed to providing a $20 gift card for ALL of our single adults and teenagers! Thank you so much for your care for community members in need Rose and Dennis!

01/25/2024

Throwing it back to last month when our friends at 200 West Madison hosted a toy donation drive for kids experiencing homelessness. Thank you to residents and staff for helping us create meaningful memories for families this holiday season!

We're always excited to see youth engaging with the community! This young lady stopped by during winter break with handm...
01/23/2024

We're always excited to see youth engaging with the community! This young lady stopped by during winter break with handmade blankets and sweet encouraging notes. These will be the perfect addition to our welcome bins for new families arriving!

To learn more about how you can donate go to https://ccolife.org/donate-goods today!

Thank you to Berman Subaru of Chicago and the   initiative for stopping by with treats and warm winter gear for shelter ...
01/22/2024

Thank you to Berman Subaru of Chicago and the initiative for stopping by with treats and warm winter gear for shelter guests here at Cornerstone Community Outreach!

Thank you so much Berman Subaru of Chicago! 🧡
01/22/2024

Thank you so much Berman Subaru of Chicago! 🧡

This year for Martin Luther King Day volunteers from VIVE Chicago stopped by to help us with some heavy lifting in our F...
01/19/2024

This year for Martin Luther King Day volunteers from VIVE Chicago stopped by to help us with some heavy lifting in our FREE thrift store for shelter guests. Thank you for being willing to help with the less glamorous projects that would have taken us weeks to accomplish on our own!

If you're interested in volunteering on future service days sign up for our newsletter at https://ccolife.org/email-sign-up/ today!

THANK YOU to Hinsdale Covenant Church for hosting a MASSIVE Coat Drive for us this winter! They delivered over 250 coats...
01/18/2024

THANK YOU to Hinsdale Covenant Church for hosting a MASSIVE Coat Drive for us this winter! They delivered over 250 coats for the men, women and children here at Cornerstone Community Outreach just before the colder weather settled in. We are so grateful for your continued support!

CCO Warming Center Saves LivesExtreme weather is bad news for those experiencing homelessness. On average, 20%-25% of ne...
01/17/2024

CCO Warming Center Saves Lives

Extreme weather is bad news for those experiencing homelessness. On average, 20%-25% of new single shelter guests come from sleeping on the train, park bench, or other place not meant for human habitation. The need is urgent. Chicago is facing deadly weather right now. Cornerstone has opened its dining room as an overnight shelter for anyone on the streets in need of food, warmth, and shelter. Guests in the Warming Center are encouraged to stay during the day for meals, individualized care, and wrap-around services.

Cornerstone staff predict that many will come to the Warming Center tonight. Open and available beds are good news for unhoused Chicagoans at risk. One shelter bed is $50 per 24-hour period. That includes meals, case management, services, clothing, hygiene items, and other essentials.

Will you partner with CCO right now and give the gift of shelter?

Donate Life-Saving Shelter ccolife.org/donate

Donations Click here if you are currently experiencing homelessness. Consider Donating to CCO Please consider partnering with us as a financial donor today! Our essential work here at Cornerstone is made possible by the generosity of organizations and individuals like you. Although CCO does receive....

Thank YOU Uptown for showing up last night to voice your questions, concerns, and support regarding the Cornerstone Comm...
01/09/2024

Thank YOU Uptown for showing up last night to voice your questions, concerns, and support regarding the Cornerstone Community Outreach rezoning proposal!

A special thanks to Alderwoman Angela Clay - 46th Ward, Chicago Department of Housing, and the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services for being on site to answer questions. Also, to the Wilson Abbey for the use of the space and Everybody's Coffee for the snacks and drinks.

Photos by Thomas Wray

Mark your Calendars 46th Ward Neighbors!Join us in person or via Zoom Monday, January 8th for a Community Meeting with C...
01/05/2024

Mark your Calendars 46th Ward Neighbors!
Join us in person or via Zoom Monday, January 8th for a Community Meeting with Cornerstone Community Outreach, Chicago Department of Housing, City of Chicago DFSS, Alderwoman Angela Clay - 46th Ward, and 46th Ward residents. We need YOUR voice as we discuss Cornerstone's rezoning request for non-congregate shelter at 1140 West Wilson Avenue.

Join in person:
Monday, January 8th, 2024
6:00pm-7:30pm
935 West Wilson Ave.

Join the discussion virtually:
Pre-Register via Zoom at https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcscuCurDouHNKQMPD-IL1VZAksQpsp2Xuj #/registration

Learn more about the proposal at www.46thward.com/cornerstone

Thank you Uber for stopping by Cornerstone Community Outreach  with these thoughtful Winter Warmth Kits full of essentia...
01/04/2024

Thank you Uber for stopping by Cornerstone Community Outreach with these thoughtful Winter Warmth Kits full of essentials like gloves, emergency blankets, lip balm and more!

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4615 N Clifton Avenue
Chicago, IL
60640

Telephone

(773) 506-6396

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