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,[...]
Chicago Public Library Foundation makes the institution more meaningful for people of all income with the Double Your Dollars Campaign.
An exhibition at the Field Museum shows items from its founding collection that date to 1893 Fair that brought Chicago to the world and the world to Chicago.
How did you find out about StreetWise? My brother, Fred Vock! He’s been at StreetWise for a long time. [I currently vend at] the Monroe Street Bridge on Monroe and Wacker. [I’ve been a vendor] on and off since 2010 and this is my third time around.And my experience has been great and I have[...]
David Pirtle can’t itemize the number of times he went into coffee shops when he was homeless and bought the cheapest thing he could, just so he could use the restroom. Instead, he was told to pick up his order and leave. “I couldn’t sit down because they didn’t want someone who looked like me[...]
Legislators: ‘Civil Rights Bill just makes common sense’ Illinois is the second state in the nation with a “Homeless Bill of Rights,” and as such leads a trend against criminalization of people who lack housing. Passed by the Illinois General Assembly last May and signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on August 22, the Illinois Bill[...]