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HYPE Helps Homeless Teen
March 6th, 2018
While some of us might shudder to think about our awkward teen years, most of us

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Meet Penny: New Volunteer Coordinator
March 6th, 2018
Ask anyone what makes Northwest Compass such a special place and you'll likely h

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Coordinated Entry: How It Works
September 23rd, 2017
The Coordinated Entry process is a laudable attempt by our government to make th

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Get Creative to Help the Homeless
August 24th, 2017
You know, for many of us our only real exposure to homelessness may be the peopl

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Coordinated Entry: What’s In It for Me?
July 24th, 2017
Northwest Compass just celebrated the opening of the Coordinated Entry Walk-In C

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School’s Out for Summer: Food for Thought
July 3rd, 2017
As we celebrate an Independence Day long weekend, we are reminded that Summer is

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My Responsibility to America
May 22nd, 2017
During the month of May, Northwest Compass is celebrating all active military an

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Volunteering Can Lead to Improved Health
May 8th, 2017
People who volunteer can have a wide range of reasons for getting involved. Some

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Zoning Out the Homeless People
April 1st, 2017
Approximately 1% of the United States population is homeless. Do you see them? F

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Letter to a Homeless Veteran
March 1st, 2017
Dear Veteran, I’m saddened that veterans are homeless in the richest nati

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Who Are Your Neighbors?
February 6th, 2017
At a fundamental level, as human beings, we are all the same; each one of us asp

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Mindfulness Matters
January 12th, 2017
The New Year is a perfect time to come to the quiet, examine your inner self and

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Invisible Young Adults: No Place To Call Home
December 11th, 2016
Let's talk about young adults, 18-25, in our community with no place to call hom

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Celebrate Giving Tuesday With Your Neighbors
November 19th, 2016
Giving Tuesday, launched by New York's United Nations Foundations in 2011, expan

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From Fighting a War to Emptying a Dishwasher
November 2nd, 2016
To honor Veterans on this Veterans Day, I wanted to discuss the difficult yet br

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Busting the Myths of Homelessness
October 1st, 2016
If you don't think there are any homeless people in your community take a closer

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August 22nd, 2016
Northwest Compass in Mt. Prospect, a long-standing organization in the Chicagola

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