Agency Mission To assist Chicago area men and women, who are facing homelessness, achieve personal stability by providing them with a combination of supportive social services and immediate access to gainful employment. The Vision StreetWise will provide Chicagoans in need with, “a hand up, not a handout.” To this end, StreetWise will assure that,[...]
Darrell Handy sells his magazines outside of Whole Foods at Addison and Halsted, where he has made a very good impression on both the store managers and the neighborhood. He plans to remain in good standing by being determined, honest and polite. He has been a StreetWise vendor for only four months and has already[...]
StreetWise vendors know their sports! [Clockwise] Russell Adams, John Hagan, Moderator Bill Coats and Mohammad Stout (not pictured) talk about the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars Team and their success. Bill: Today, we are going to talk about the fantastic Jackie Robinson Team right here in our own backyard! John: That’s right, from the South Side[...]
StreetWise vendors know their sports! [Clockwise] John Hagan, Russell Adams, Vince Collaso and Moderator Bill Coats talk about three hot teams in the NBA. Vince: So, what we basically want to talk about is: the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat will take each other on. What do you think about that? John: LeBron coming[...]
Two proposed Chicago City Council housing ordinances would help the stock of affordable housing through SRO preservation and CHA oversight.
After the International Network of Street Papers Conference this past August in Glasgow, Scotland, Editor-In-Chief Suzanne Hanney writes about two Big Issue vendors she met while there and also details the importance of street papers worldwide.