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Going Home Coalition’s Webinar Meeting

Wednesday, March 24, 2024 | 2:30pm

We will be welcoming Christine Haley who is the Chief of the Illinois Office to Prevent and End Homelessness. Christine works with 16 state agencies to implement a strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness for Illinois residents. Christine chairs the Illinois Interagency Task Force on Homelessness and co-chairs the Community Advisory Council on Homelessness. Before joining the state, Christine was the Director of Housing for Cook County Health (CCH), one of the nation’s largest public safety-net health systems. Together with Housing Forward, she was the clinical administrator of a 19-bed medical respite center in Oak Park. Before joining CCH, Christine worked as an administrator in the housing sector with the CSH, Housing Opportunities for Women and Heartland Alliance.  She previously served in health equity positions within the Massachusetts and Cleveland Departments of Public Health. She was the founding Executive Director of the Chicago Torture Justice Center. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. Christine lives in Chicago with her husband Peter and three children.  

The conversation will seek a better understanding of which demographics are being served by the Illinois Office to Prevent and End Homelessness and how tools and resources can be used by the developmental disabilities system to rethink housing options and opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  

We hope to learn from each other about what is happening in the IDD community related to homelessness, possibly share data, and potentially identify if and where the gaps may be filled such as in data, connections to services, actual services, or housing resources.    

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