Homeless Resources

Presentation for church leadership 

To promote this program to your church, you may want to start with your Board of Trustees and/or leaders in your Youth RE, Adult RE, Social Action/Socail Justice and Public Relation committees.  A PowerPoint slideshow and script have been created to help facilitate the process.  This presentation starts with the genesis and purpose of the project and then steps through the timeline for the year.  You may modify the script or slideshow to best fit your needs.  Right click on the following links to download each file:  Slide Show Presentation, Slide Show Script.

During the above presentation there is an opportunity to show a preview of the movie Homeless in Paradise.  The preview may be downloaded from the filmakers website http://www.homelessinparadise.net/

Web Sites:

Chicago Coalition for the Homeless 
    - Homelessness: the Facts and Causes (PDF)
    - CCH's 2008 Legislative Agenda
    - Current Issue: Affordable Housing and the Illinois Capital Budget (PDF)
    - Frequently asked questions about homelessness
    - Speakers Bureau
    - Policy Papers

Voices of Hope: the podcast of Chicago Coalition for the Homeless

HopeVision: Chicago Coalition for the Homeless YouTube Channel 

Atlanta Community Food Bank 
    - Hunger 101 curricula
    - Feast or Famine Board Game
    - Reading Lists

Iowa Government Web Page 
Student Curriculum
The goal of this web page is to enable the reader to readily access the curricula, lesson plans, resources, and materials cited. When available, links have been entered that go directly to the document. The curriculum and lessons cited are designed, in most instances, for use with regular class students. The grade levels are only suggestions. Teachers may want to review the material to determine if it is suitable for their grade level. Some lessons listed at higher levels could be used at lower grade levels with modifications

Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless 
    - Legislative Advocacy
    - Learn About Homelessness
    - Take Action!
    - Coalition Resources

National Child Care Information and Technical Assistance Center 
    - State & Territory Information (demographics)

National Center for Children in Poverty 
    - Projects
    - Data Tools
    - State Profiles
    - Publications
    - Media

National Health Care for the Homeless Council 
    - Advocacy
    - Research
    - Training
    - A curriculum for training health care for the homeless outreach workers

Hear Us 
    - Gives voice and visibility to homeless children, youth and families


The National Coalition for the Homeless publishes fact sheets on various aspects of homelessness. Each sheet summarizes facts and issues and contains a list of recommended reading for further research.

Basic Facts:

Why Are People Homeless?

How Many People Experience Homelessness?

Who is Homeless?


Hate Crimes and Violence Against People Experiencing Homelessness [download as pdf]

A Dream Denied: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities  [download as pdf]

Federal Housing Assistance Programs [download as pdf]

Employment and Homelessness [download as pdf]

Mental Illness and Homelessness

Addiction Disorders and Homelessness [download as pdf]

Domestic Violence and Homelessness  [download as pdf]

Health Care and Homelessness  [download as pdf]

Rural Homelessness 

Education of Homeless Children and Youth  [download as pdf]

HIV/AIDS and Homelessness  [download as pdf]

Homeless Self-Help and Empowerment Projects  [download as pdf]


Homeless Families with Children  [download as pdf]

Homeless Youth  [download as pdf]

Homeless Veterans  [download as pdf]

Homelessness Among Elderly People  [download as pdf]