Too many individuals in our region do not have resources to meet their most basic needs. A slow recovery from the recession, high unemployment and a shortage of affordable housing all contribute to people struggling for stability.
- In Cook and DuPage Counties, more than 850,000 residents are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal is coming from
- In Cook and DuPage Counties, there are 29,650 homeless school children
- In Cook and DuPage Counties, 400,000 people have experienced domestic violence