Cornerstone Community Outreach Addressing Homelessness in Chicago

Serving those experiencing homelessness for over 30 years.

Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO) is a Chicago homeless shelter and non-profit 501-c3 organization. We have a long standing commitment to providing shelter and finding homes for Chicago families and individuals who are experiencing homelessness.

Programs and Services

Located in Uptown, Chicago, our programs provide shelter for single women, single men, intact families, and single parent/guardian families. On site services also include casework, three meals a day, a food pantry, and a “free” store with donated clothes, baby, and household items.


Single men and women


Single mothers with children


Intact families

Homeless to Housed: Stories of Success

Hundreds of people walk through our doors every day in need of food, clothing, and housing. The stories of their struggle and success are both inspirational and sobering. Be informed about the people affected by homelessness and those who stand in the gap for them.

Volunteering at CCO

We love to partner with volunteers for events, projects, and programs. Sign up for an orientation and participate in one of our many volunteer opportunities.

Giving to CCO

Cornerstone Community Outreach could not succeed in its mission to house those experiencing homelessness without the generosity of others. Be a part of this work by giving a tax deductible donation of goods or finances.

Questions About CCO and Homelessness?

Find information on our social services, statistics, and programs.