Columbia College Chicago

5th Annual 24HR Homeless Veteran Sleepout


Columbia College Chicago’s Student Veteran Association will be hosting their 5th annual 24HR HOMELESS VETERAN SLEEPOUT. Each year we gather in solidarity with the homeless veteran population and elect to spend 24 hours braving the elements of winter in Chicago. This year we are proud to have local non profit, Chicago Veterans, assist us in logistical support for the event.

WHO: Everyone is welcome as long as there is room
WHAT: 24HR Homeless Veteran Sleepout hosted by Columbia College Chicago’s Student Veterans
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. Dec 15 - 9:30 a.m. Dec 16
WHERE: Sculpture Garden - corner of S. Wabash Ave. and 11th St., Chicago, IL 60605. 
WHY: To raise awareness and support for the homeless veteran population in Chicago and across the country.

This year our funds will be a 60/40 split between the veteran program at Thresholds and Chicago Veterans. We will be taking in donations for the homeless at the event as well; If you'd like to get involved without sleeping outside contact event organizer (Cam Dupre) to find out how you can help! We will need everything from a fold up table and chairs to hot coffee to moral support.

This event is NOT exclusive to Veterans. We encourage and invite any other veterans or supporters to join us as we brave the elements on Dec 15. Columbia College Chicago has been kind enough to offer us the sculpture garden agin this year which will give us access to an indoor bathroom and security guard. This is good fun, but the cold is NO JOKE! If you decide to join Columbia's student veterans for the night then COME PREPARED!


-National homeless population (2016): 549,928
-National homeless vet population(2016): <40,000 (17% decrease from 2015)
-Chicago homeless population (2017): 5,657
-Chicago homeless vet population (2017): ~905 (16%)
-Chicago homeless vets from 2016-17: 10% decrease (1.3 increase in chronic homelessness)


For any other questions please post/message Chicago Veterans or directly to the event organizers: 
Cam Dupre -

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 12:00am to 9:30am

Sculpture Garden
S. Wabash & E. 11th Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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Students, Student Diversity and Inclusion

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Cam Dupre

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