Press Room

Heartland Alliance, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. It provides a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice – and leads state and national policy efforts, which target lasting change for individuals and society.

Download PDF versions of our latest newsletters:

September 2019 e-newsletter, The Beat

2019 Summer newsletter, Heartland Alliance News

In the Media

  • WBEZ: Survivors Of Political Torture Move Forward In The U.S.

    From WBEZ — May 1, 2019 Research from the Center for Victims of Torture suggests that as many as 44% of refugees in the United States are torture survivors. A program of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, the Marjorie Kovler Center supports many of these individuals — specifically those who endured politically-sanctioned …

  • NBC 5 Chicago: READI Chicago: How A Program Against Gun Violence Helps Save Lives

    From NBC 5 Chicago – April 23, 2019 A local organization is hoping to help end gun violence in Chicago by offering a job and therapy to the men affected by the epidemic.  Watch on the NBC 5 Chicago website. Learn more about READI Chicago.

  • Chicago Stories with Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Eddie Bocanegra’s Day of Atonement

    From Chicago Stories with Mayor Rahm Emanuel – March 18, 2019 Eddie Bocanegra’s life is a story of choices, mistakes, leadership, and redemption. Tune in as he tells Mayor Emanuel about his transformation from gang member to trailblazing leader at the Heartland Alliance’s READI Chicago program, the role of faith and family, trauma and violence, …

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Press Releases

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton to Deliver Keynote at Heartland Alliance International’s Power of Healing Benefit

    Join us in celebration of the Marjorie Kovler Center on May 14 at the Palmer House (Chicago – May 7, 2019) – Heartland Alliance International’s (HAI) Power of Healing benefit will feature keynote speaker, Hillary Rodham Clinton. The May 14 event at the Palmer House Hilton will bring together leading advocates of human rights and …

  • Formerly Homeless Milwaukee Residents Find Comfort in New Affordable Housing at St. Anthony Place

    Grand opening celebrates a new beginning as a hub of housing stability, health, and opportunity for the community (Milwaukee, March 15, 2019) – Today, Heartland Housing, Capuchin Community Services, and Ascension Wisconsin will join city, county, and statewide partners at the grand opening of St. Anthony Place. The former St. Anthony’s Hospital has been renovated …

  • Revealing the Toll of the Gender Disadvantage

    Download the full report (PDF) New Report Sheds Light on Illinois Poverty and its Distinct Impact on Women and Gender Minorities CHICAGO, March 13, 2019 – New findings released today confirm that poverty and inequity uniquely harm women and gender minorities. “The Gender Disadvantage: Why Inequity Persists” report argues that improving the well-being of women—particularly …

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