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Inspires Renewed Commitment to Housing People Experiencing Homelessness in Chicago


CHICAGO, IL – Each year, Breakfast with All Chicago unites public officials, business leaders, housing and homeless service providers and individuals with the lived experience of homelessness. This year, the event celebrates the breakthrough progress made this year towards ending homelessness in Chicago and inspires renewed commitment to the effort. The breakfast will feature a keynote by Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Officer Andrea Zopp, and testimonials from people who have recently experienced homelessness.


Homelessness in Chicago has decreased by 13% overall between 2015 and 2016,” says Nonie Brennan, Chief Executive Officer of All Chicago. “We have learned how to effectively end homelessness and Breakfast with All Chicago gives us the opportunity to reflect together on the breakthrough progress we have made and the ongoing challenges that we will face in our collaborative effort to end homelessness.  Together, we can accomplish this goal and we will accomplish this goal.”


All Chicago Board President Peter Vilim and Board Member Richard Sciortino will also present awards to outstanding community leaders spearheading the effort to end homelessness in Chicago. The Norman H. Stone Award will be presented to Arturo V. Bendixen of the Center for Housing and Health, the Champion Award will be presented to the Homelessness Prevention Call Center, and the Fund Manager of the Year Award will be presented to Priscilla Torrence of the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago.


The event will be held Friday, November 18, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. at The Standard Club, 3rd Floor Dining Room, 320 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend; please RSVP to lstazenmichael@allchicago.org.


About All Chicago: All Chicago prevents and ends homelessness through three signature programs. Our Emergency Fund program collaborates with 28 agencies to provide more than $3 million in financial assistance to more than 3,500 people experiencing an emergency, including a particular focus on college students and veterans. Our Chicago Alliance program partners with 50 agencies to implement city-wide, data-driven strategies to designed to achieve the common vision of a city where homelessness is rare, brief, and non-recurring. Our Learning Center program equips the housing and homeless services community with tools and information to be even more effective through our trainings, workshops, research and publications. Learn more at allchicago.org.



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