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About Us

We are a human services agency rooted in the settlement house tradition, strengthening Chicago’s immigrant communities since 1870.

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OUR VISION

A home with no borders, impacting lives to create powerful communities.

OUR MISSION

To empower our community—Latinx immigrants alongside individuals and families of all backgrounds—through education, access to critical services and advocacy, working together to create a just and inclusive society.

OUR VALUES

Promote education and wellness for families and individuals

Foster a spirit of service and inclusion

Maintain strong community presence and partnerships

Amplify the voice of our community

Advocate for social change to advance our mission

History

We are the oldest settlement house still operating in Chicago, having worked alongside folks across the city for a century and a half. From those early days as “the little Dutch church” in West Town to the widespread impact we make today, our history is shaped by the immigrant experience—marked by struggle, resilience, and hope—that is such an inseparable part of Chicago's identity.

Strategic Plan

In 2017 we set out to better understand who we are, where we've been and where we're going.

In partnership with The Collective Academy, we formed a strategic plan committee made up of staff, volunteers, board members and participants past and present. Their task was to reframe our vision, mission and values and develop goals (and tactics to achieve those goals) that would strengthen our impact in the community over the next 3 years—and beyond.

 

FY18-21 Goals:

Align program resources and delivery capabilities with community needs

Strengthen the organization through staff development

Expand and diversify funding

Ensure diversity and inclusion are core principles within Erie House

Our People

We are a diverse community of passionate individuals, bound together by a shared commitment to building proud, powerful communities across the city.

Our Locations

With sites in West Town, Little Village, and Humboldt Park, and remote workshops and outreach events across the city, we are making a strong, widespread impact.

GET INVOLVED

Join us in working towards a just and inclusive society.

Erie Neighborhood House is a member of the UnidosUS Affiliate Network. 

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