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Programs for Children & Youth are Open

We're keeping our children safe — and we're expanding for more families!

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Erie House & New Arrivals from Texas

Erie Neighborhood House has served immigrants for over 150 years. Since August 31 2022 the City of Chicago has continued to welcome hundreds of migrants bused from Texas to Chicago. Our city is striving to greet them with dignity and respect, and the city government, in collaboration with local, state, federal, and community partners, including Erie House’s very own staff, continues to ensure their basic needs are met. Erie House is looking to support the new arrivals in any way we can. This includes providing housing support twice a week and providing basic hygiene products and NEW clothing. Here are ways you can provide support:

Our Work

Legal Services

Our in-house team of attorneys and legal representatives help their clients navigate the US citizenship and immigration system, keeping families together, and allowing them to achieve a greater sense of security.

Mental Health & Community Wellness

Healthy communities are empowered communities. We make a healthy lifestyle more accessible with workshops, support groups, and counseling, all through a trauma-informed and culturally-sensitive lens. 

Children & Youth

We work with young people from infancy through high school graduation to equip them with tools and resources to build a bright future, including educational programs and activities, mentoring, and family support. 

Adult Education & Training

Through foundational academic and professional programs like ESL, civics education, workforce development, and more, we provide the tools adults need for long-term success. 

Community Resources & Empowerment

We equip our community with the tools and information needed to thrive in the face of adversity, including “Know Your Rights” trainings and direct outreach. 

Erie House is a social services nonprofit organization providing the most comprehensive support immigrant and low-income families in Chicago need to thrive.

We empower the people we work alongside to build powerful communities.

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Volunteer with us

Check out our list of volunteer positions with our programs — including virtual opportunities to get involved.

Support our work

You can help us continue and expand our critical work for Chicago’s immigrant and low-income individuals and families.