Homelessness affects diverse populations of people. There is no single face, nor any particular circumstance that influences the youth, families, and individuals we work with at La Casa Norte. Our clients come from all walks of life and include multi-generational families, single parents, survivors of domestic violence and abandoned youth.
At La Casa Norte, we offer a continuum of housing resources and opportunities to youth and families who are at-risk or experiencing homelessness throughout 43 different zip codes in Chicago. In the past 10 years, we have served more than 20,000 individuals by providing them with the necessary tools to improve their lives.
Our programs include permanent and transitional supportive housing options that offer 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 staff also 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’s philosophy follows 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 even more resources than are currently offered on-site. Through the support of our partners, we are able to refer clients seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment, medical care, day care, legal advocacy and other needed assistance that will support their housing and economic stability.