La Casa Norte's mission is to serve youth and families confronting homelessness. We provide access to stable housing and deliver comprehensive services that act as a catalyst to transform lives and communities.
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Our programs include permanent and transitional supportive housing options that offer clients services geared toward long-term stability and self-sufficiency. We also provide overnight beds to youth ages 18-24 through our emergency shelters located in the Logan Square and Back of the Yards communities.
La Casa Norte’s staff conducts direct outreach to private landlords and programs to support both the housing stability of our clients, as well as the economic stability of those seeking tenants. Through our housing programs, we are confident in our ability to house clients, as well as responsibly address the multitude of issues influencing people’s experience with homelessness in our city.
La Casa Norte honors a “housing first” model. We also know that supportive services are critical to ending homelessness. Our programs provide life-skills and technology training, employment-readiness, case management and therapy, food, clothing, and transportation assistance as clients’ transition from being homeless to stably housed.
We are pleased to collaborate with an extensive network of human service organizations throughout Chicago that allow us to offer additional resources to our clients. Through the support of our partners, we are able to refer clients and give them access to mental health and substance abuse treatment, medical care, day care, legal advocacy and other needed assistance to support their housing and economic stability.
We offer bilingual and culturally relevant case management, housing, advocacy, and homeless prevention services to ensure that youth and families in the Latino community are receiving the services they need.
While we serve clients from diverse backgrounds, La Casa Norte believes that language and cultural related barriers must be addressed as part of our efforts to end homelessness.
These programs provide shelter, mentoring, case management and other opportunities to youth as they move off the streets into stable housing, and achieve their personal and career-related goals.