VOLUNTEERISM SPOTLIGHT: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY OUTREACH
Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) is a non-profit that was founded in 1989 to improve the quality of life for homeless and low-income residents in the Uptown area of Chicago. The organization currently serves nearly 500 men, women, and children on a daily basis. The things that set CCO apart from other shelters are that, 1) they are one of the few shelters in the city that doesn’t split families apart – the entire family (including multi-generational families) can stay together while they’re there, and 2) each resident is matched with a counselor to help them secure social services, sustainable employment, permanent housing, and — ultimately — self-sufficiency.
By: Tiffany C. – Operations Support Specialist