Co-Founder Of Chicago Shelter A Safe Haven Releases Book Profiling People Who Overcame HomelessnessIf you think you have been noticing more homeless people in the streets in Chicago lately, the co-founder of A Safe Haven says you're right.
Donors Help Rescue Youth Shelter Harbour House, Which Was At Risk Of Closing After Pandemic Slowed FundraisingA suburban non-profit worried its emergency youth shelter would have to shut down because of code violations. Organizers are crediting a previous Morning Insiders story with flipping their script.
6-Year-Old Nayeli Blankenbaker Collects Donations For The Homeless For Her Birthday, Forgoing Gifts For HerselfA Chicago girl has learned at a very young age to put others first - even on her birthday.
With Demand Up During Pandemic, Palatine-Based Nonprofit That Helps Homeless Needs Help Itself As It Works To ExpandA nonprofit that helps the homeless is racking up huge bills every week as they pay for clients to stay in hotels. Now, they're looking to expand their own facility to meet the heightened demand the pandemic caused.
Youth Shelter Harbour House In Danger Of Closing After Pandemic Slowed FundraisingNon-profit The Harbour hoped to start construction on a modernized shelter at Harbour House last year, but COVID-19 really slowed fundraising.
30 Years Ago On CBS 2: Walter Jacobson Experiences Homelessness Firsthand For 48 Hours In 'Mean Street Diary'In “Mean Street Diary” – a six-part series of reports that began 30 years ago Wednesday on CBS 2 – Walter Jacobson approached the homelessness crisis in a manner that went beyond only reporting.
Chicago Man Raises Funds To Bring City’s Homeless To Hotel During Arctic BlastThe negative-degree windchill that has engulfed Chicago is downright unpleasant – but it can also be dangerous, and it probably kept a lot of people in their homes on Sunday. But what about those who don’t have a home?
Two Chicago Organizations Partner To Help Fight Homelessness And Unemployment During the Pandemic"Fifty-five percent of the small businesses right now may not reopen post-COVID."
Homeless Landlord Gets Her Home BackA young mother and her daughter who had to sleep in their car because the eviction moratorium prevented them from sleeping in their own home. CBS 2 Investigator Dorothy Tucker got results for them.
After Mother Is Left Homeless Because Tenant Refuses To Leave Property She Owns, A Kind Stranger Steps InA young mother and her 5-year-old daughter were stuck sleeping in their car, after the tenant in a piece of residential property the woman owns refused to move out.
A State Order To Prevent Homelessness Is Causing It For SomeA young mother’s dream to provide a home for her daughter was crushed by COVID-19, and they have been left homeless.
Hundreds Of Volunteers Survey Chicago's Homeless Population In Annual Head Count
Sarah's Circle In Uptown Aims To Eliminate Homelessness One Woman At A TimeJune Merritt is celebrating four years since she was forced to live on the streets. She’s found a home in a permanent apartment at Sarah’s Circle.
Cook County Group Gets $6M Grant To Fight Youth HomelessnessThe group will use the funds to develop a plan to prevent and to end homelessness for people under the age of 25 through partnerships, new housing and services.
Rhymefest On His First Film Role, Kanye And CommonRhymefest said the organic way he came to play a homeless man in the film taught him a valuable lesson about life: "Everybody's out here chasing a career when we really need to chase our origin story. We really need to chase who we are."