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Jim LoBianco

January 23, 2013 by StreetWise

You can help StreetWise continue to deliver critical services to people in need by making a donation to our organization. Whether it is a donation of $1,000 or $1, every donation is a step further to helping motivated men and women in need. STREETWISE IS MORE RELEVANT NOW THAN EVER: 1.2 million people are living[...]

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2012 Year in Review

Jim LoBianco

January 8, 2013 by StreetWise

2012 was another exciting year for StreetWise. The support of our donors, volunteers, and readers were a key part of our achievement. As a business entity, StreetWise continues to strengthen our fiscal position; expanding both staffing resources as well as financial reserves. As a social service agency, StreetWise is providing more services than ever before,[...]

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2012 Year in Review

Jim LoBianco

January 2, 2013 by StreetWise

2012 was another exciting year for StreetWise. The support of our donors, volunteers, and readers were a key part of our achievement. As a business entity, StreetWise continues to strengthen our fiscal position; expanding both staffing resources as well as financial reserves. As a social service agency, StreetWise is providing more services than ever before,[...]

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StreetWise Holiday Appeal

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December 12, 2012 by StreetWise

2012 has been an exciting and successful year for StreetWise. We are hoping to end it on a particularly strong note. Our end of year fundraising goal is $10,000. You can help StreetWise continue delivering critical services to people in need by making a donation this holiday season. It doesn’t matter how we get there.[...]

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TRS pension fund earns 1%

December 11, 2012 by StreetWise

Would you invest your money with someone who predicted an 8.5 percent return but instead gave you a measly 0.76 percent? Guess what? You have. Or at least that’s how the state is investing some of your tax dollars. The Teachers’ Retirement System, or TRS, Illinois’ largest pension fund, announced its investment returns October 25[...]

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America’s heroes & now America’s homeless

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December 11, 2012 by StreetWise

It is a fact that a significant number of men and women in the homeless system have served the United States as military personnel. The most widely cited estimate of the number of homeless veterans comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which produces an annual CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and[...]

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StreetWise: Working to keep families together

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December 11, 2012 by StreetWise

There are many challenges that confront families facing homelessness. Homeless families move frequently. Many are doubled-up in overcrowded apartments with relatives or friends. Others sleep in cars and campgrounds or send their children to stay with relatives to avoid shelter life. Once in shelter, families must quickly adjust to overcrowded, difficult, and uncomfortable circumstances. Despite[...]

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America’s heroes and now America’s homeless

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November 7, 2012 by StreetWise

It is a fact that a significant number of men and women in the homeless system have served the United States as military personnel. The most widely cited estimate of the number of homeless veterans comes from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which produces an annual CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and[...]

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StreetWise: Working to keep families together

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November 1, 2012 by StreetWise

There are many challenges that confront families facing homelessness. Homeless families move frequently. Many are doubled-up in overcrowded apartments with relatives or friends. Others sleep in cars and campgrounds or send their children to stay with relatives to avoid shelter life. Once in shelter, families must quickly adjust to overcrowded, difficult, and uncomfortable circumstances. Despite[...]

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Illinois poverty on the rise

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November 1, 2012 by StreetWise

The recently released Census Bureau data, analyzed by the Social IMPACT Research Center at Heartland Alliance, presents a startling picture of poverty in Illinois. In combination with the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty report, released in the last week of September, the data reveals that the state is sliding backwards in its stated[...]

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