All Chicago is a collaborative partnership of the Chicago Alliance, the Emergency Fund and The Learning Center. This partnership works with an extensive system of community resources, providing stability and support to individuals and families in Chicago who face crisis, are without a home and its related benefits. All Chicago’s main focus is on developing and facilitating the system’s collective impact. Our vision is a community in which everyone has a home.
The Chicago Alliance is at the forefront of Chicago’s efforts to prevent homelessness and help ensure that everyone in our community has the stability of home. The Chicago Alliance’s main activities include leading the implementation of Chicago’s Plan 2.0 – A Home for Everyone, in partnership with the city of Chicago; securing and monitoring vital funding for homeless services; advocating for policies and funding that affect homeless services and people experiencing, or on the verge of homelessness; and empowering homeless service organizations, and current and former homeless individuals by providing them with a platform to actively participate in strengthening the effectiveness of homeless services in Chicago. The Chicago Alliance’s mission is to create, support, coordinate, and sustain effective strategies to prevent and end homelessness in Chicago. For information about the Chicago Alliance’s activities and services, visit www.thechicagoalliance.org.
Every day, individuals and families in our community experience a crisis that makes it impossible to afford everyday necessities such as utility bills, transportation to and from work, or rent. A lost job, an unforeseen medical expense, or the need to miss work to care for a sick child can threaten self-sufficiency and family stability. The Emergency Fund offers immediate help so Chicago-area families and individuals can stay in their homes, keep food on their tables, and handle life’s unexpected needs. The Emergency Fund’s mission is to provide immediate financial assistance to help low income Chicago area individuals and families through a crisis or transition. For more information about the Emergency Fund’s activities and services, visit www.emergencyfund.org
The Learning Center is a service of the Chicago Alliance, and acts as a conduit of essential resources that communities need in order to make homelessness history. The Learning Center helps strengthen the effectiveness of homeless service providers by connecting organizations to trainings and resources, and expanding technical assistance for Chicago Alliance members. The Learning Center plans to expand to include high-level consulting services in 2014. The Learning Center’s mission is to increase the capacity and knowledge in the homeless services system. Links to currently available tools and documents are listed below.
Evaluation Instrument Training PowerPoint Handouts
Evaluation Instrument Training Webinar
Webinar Frequently Asked Questions
Shelter Plus Care Frequently Asked Questions
General Frequently Asked Questions
Download Client Consent Forms
HMIS Workflow Documentation