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.
Number of children in Chicago Public Schools who navigate their education without a home
Families make up nearly half of the entire sheltered homeless population in the United States
The most recent estimate of Chicagoland residents experiencing homelessness
Our city is in pain. Like many across the country we are mourning the loss of George Floyd and all individuals who have unjustly lost their lives. This weekend many chose to take to the streets to protest the decades of police brutality and structural racism that led to his death. For some, what started as a peaceful protest became a violent display of anger and civil unrest. It was heartbreaking to watch our communities being torn apart around us. The same communities that our youth and families turn to as a place of refuge. However, we cannot lose sight of the source of this anger. No one should live in fear of losing their lives at the hands of the civil servants entrusted to protect our communities. We all deserve to live in a world free from racism and injustice. We must continue to organize to hold our justice system accountable and work together to rebuild our communities. While we will never condone violence, La Casa Norte stands in solidarity with all who are fighting for social justice.
La Casa Norte has been back at 3533 W. North Ave. and are super excited to complete our first full year in our new state-of-the-art facility!
Looking to buy your presents online? If you are purchasing items on amazon then shop amazon smile and choose us as your charity of choice. Check out our program needs’ amazon wishlist! We also have a target registry.
Annual Volunteer Wrapping Party– has gone remote this year due to the pandemic. Spread holiday cheer for the children and youth in our programs.
Volunteer Wrapping/Coquito Mixology Class– join us as our volunteer coordinator does a Q&A while demonstrating how to wrap a present and then join Artsy Bartender in a mixology lesson for Coquito, Puerto Rican eggnog.
Coat Drive– We are accepting New and lightly used coats for our clients and community members. As the days get colder and the nights get longer help someone stay warm.