NEWS ROUNDUP HIGHLIGHTS

ONE IN 10 YOUTH HAVE BEEN HOMELESS LAST YEAR

Contrary to the common belief that homelessness affects mostly older men, a new survey found that 1 in 10 people ages 18 to 25 experienced homelessness in 2016 and 2017. The study found that nearly 3.5 million young adults and 660,000 adolescents had been homeless within the past year. “Homelessness is young,” said research fellow Matthew Morton. “Many young people are getting hammered in this economy…and far too many youth have experienced trauma and lack stable family situations. You have a major affordable housing crisis.”

Washington Post (12/31)

US HOMELESSNESS INCREASED IN 2017

According to new data released by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Wednesday, homelessness in the United States increased this year for the first time since 2010. A surge in homelessness on the West Coast, particularly in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego, and Seattle, is almost entirely responsible for the rise. Secretary Carson emphasized that overall, the country’s homeless numbers are still 13 percent lower than they were in 2010.

NPR (12/6)

The Nicholas E. & Hilda Leep Foundation

The Nicholas E. & Hilda Leep Foundation is pleased with Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services for our work with the homeless. We have received a grant May 2014-7 for this purpose.

The Geraldi Norton Foundation

The Geraldi Norton Foundation is impressed with our approach to a very urgent need and gifted accordingly. Partnered since 2010.

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. has provided Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services with an Early Acceptance Grant, December 2012, as part of the Chase Community Giving that took place earlier this year. Many thanks to those who participating by voting and sharing what we do among your co-workers, family and friends.

Black Ensemble Theatre

BE's educational outreach programs focus on low-income, underserved communities fostering more effective teaching and learning among the youth, their parents, their teacher and the communities in which they live. BE's educational outreach programming includes Strengthening The School Through Theater Arts, New Directions, Plays With A Purpose, Theater For Special Women and Men, Summer Training in the Technical Arts and Community Access. Black Ensemble Theater provided tickets to one of their plays as another means of educating those we serve at Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services.

Chase Community Giving


Out of thousands of charities across the nation, our community chose
Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services to be a part of the 2012 Chase Community Giving program. In this year's program, Chase customers and employees told Chase which charities meant the most to them - and Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services is one of them! Now that the nominations are in, we're inviting all of you to participate in the voting phase, where we'll be eligible as 1 of 196 local charities to receive up to $250,000 grant. Voting will take place between September 6th-19th, 2012. Vote for Us on .

Marathon Petroleum Company

At Marathon Petroleum Company (MPC), philanthropy is an is an integral part of their business and a sound investment in the communities where they live and work. MPC believes that promoting and contributing to the health and vitality of the communities in which MPC has the privilege to operate is essential to their success. MPC focuses their resources where MPC can have the greatest impact and on issues that affect the long-term value of MPC’s assets and communities.

As a corporation, MPC seeks out innovative programs that align with our values and goals. MPC is a supporter of Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services in health and human services needs in the communities in which we operate. MPC is also a strong supporter of education, providing scholarships to both empower the socially or economically disadvantaged to reach their full potential.

Ravinia Festival Selects Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services 2012

 Ravinia Festival selected Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services and will receive tickets for up to three concerts with admission for up to 45 people per concert. Ravinia Festival’s 2012 Opportunity Lawn Pass Program provides free lawn admission to select organizations to ensure concert attendance by those who otherwise might not be able to attend. For Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services, this provides yet another opportunity for men and women to demonstrate that they can have fun without drinking or doing other substances.

Bonneville Chicago Radio Group (WTMX, WILV, WDRV)

April 2011: Bonneville Chicago Radio Group has a program which allows employees to wear jeans to work on Fridays, if they make a $5.00 donation. Bonneville Chicago hand selected Illinois Shelter & Recovery Services as their 1st Quarter 2011 Charity!

Northwestern University Athletics Department

Northwestern University's Athletic Department donated basketball tickets for the Northwestern Men's Basketball games. This provides an opportunity for men and women to demonstrate that they can have fun without drinking or doing other substances.

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