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The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County announced today that it has been selected, along with 66 other U.S. communities, to participate in Zero: 2016, a national campaign to end Veteran and chronic homelessness.
"The Alliance contracted with the Social IMPACT Research Center to facilitate a process throughout the latter half of 2013 to create an updated strategic plan to guide their work to end homelessness in the coming years. A Strategic Path Forward to Ending Homelessness is a culmination of this work."*
The idea that homelessness is something that can be ended began a few years ago, based on a framework that if we can prevent homelessness in the first place, and shorten the experience of it when it does occur, we can ultimately end homelessness as we know it. The federal government has embraced the goal of ending chronic homelessness in ten years in the United States. Chronic homelessness refers to being on the street or in a shelter for a year or longer, or repeatedly over the course of a few years.
The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County strives to eliminate homelessness in suburban Cook County, Illinois. We will accomplish this goal through the coordination and maximization of available resources to assist homeless individuals and families.