Many national and local organizations advocate for homeless people and/or conduct research on the needs and concerns of the homeless. Some of them are listed below. Others are easily found on the Internet by doing a subject-area search.

Chapin Hall Center for Children:

The Chicago Continuum of Care:

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless:

Chicago Rehab

The City of Chicago Department of Family & Support Services:

Corporation for Supportive

Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human

The City of Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development:


Public Citizen recently published a report entitled: America’s Neglected Veterans: 1.7 Million Who Served Have No Health Coverage: Report of the Study Group on Veterans’ Health Insurance

R. Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty