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Run Home Chicago - The State of Homelessness

Homelessness in Chicago

State of Homelessness in Chicago

To learn more about the state of homelessness in the Chicagoland area, please visit the Chicago Alliance ( and Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (

Without the support of volunteers, the Run Home Chicago network and the greater Chicago community would not be able to work toward the ultimate goal of breaking the cycle of homelessness in our city. Run Home Chicago is deeply indebted to all participants, as well as the many local celebrities and officials who have supported the race.

Steve Harvey

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Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey joins Chicago in the race to empower homeless families as the 2014 Run Home Race Chair. Mr. Harvey believes in the power of mentoring to help people become socially, emotionally and economically independent. Please register or donate today and join him in the mission to break the cycle of violence, poverty and homelessness.

Contact Information

  • For all inquiries, contact Veronica Yoeu at 312-446-3144 or via email at for more information.

Run Home Chicago Mission

Run Home Chicago aims to end homelessness in our city, an enormous mission because the figures are also enormous---and rising. As of July 2013, there were a reported 116,042 homeless Chicagoans (Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, 2014). The total has increased by 10% since last year. National statistics now show that homelessness increased by 7%. We are striving to provide homeless Chicagoans with shelter, sustenance and services while raising awareness.

Run Home Chicago is organized by the Primo Center for Women and Children, a highly regarded non-profit organization addressing the critical transitional and permanent housing needs of Chicago area homeless families. The organization empowers women and children to become productive, responsible and independent members of their communities. The Primo Center believes that homelessness is a circumstance that can change with suitable and sensitive support, care and assistance.

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