The organization’s first suburban location will offer resources and direct assistance to the Berwyn Community.  BERWYN, April 26, 2021 — Today Erie Neighborhood House and the City of Berwyn announced a partnership by sponsoring a new location to service Berwyn residents and surrounding neighborhoods.  At this location, Erie House will provide bilingual support, guidance, and connection to vital…

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Scores of Americans of all races and nationalities have relentlessly fought for years – and even died – to protect our right to vote. As a unified collective of nonprofit organizations, partners and affiliates nationwide, we firmly believe that every American’s vote is their voice. Any attempts to undermine voters’ access to the ballot box are contrary…

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Erie Neighborhood House is making final preparations for its annual Holidays with Heart event for families enrolled in its programs. WHAT: Holidays with Heart provides gifts to more than 500 local children and youth. Families also enjoy breakfast, photos with Santa and holiday crafts during the volunteer-run event. WHO: More than 500 children and youth…

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Monique Mervin serves as the ‎chief of strategic initiatives for Office of the City Clerk. A native Chicagoan, she is excited to have another way to give back to the community as a member of the board of directors at Erie House. We caught up with Monique to talk about the launch of the Chicago CityKey,…

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Good news for those who missed out on Day of the Dead festivities this year: The Erie Associate Board (EAB) is resurrecting a beloved Día de los Muertos-themed fundraiser later this month. Una Noche de Muertos: A Day of the Dead Celebration will take place on Thursday, November 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at…

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Stephanie Kanter is new to the Erie Neighborhood House Board of Directors. The business support manager at Chicago’s Shirley Ryan AbilityLab brings more than 2 decades worth of experience in the nonprofit sector with her and is looking forward to helping Erie House grow and develop as an organization. How did you get connected with…

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Erie Neighborhood House received a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo to support its housing program, Buen HOGAR, that provides information, resources and referrals to Chicago residents. “We’re grateful for the support Wells Fargo has provided,” says Erie House executive director Kirstin Chernawsky. “Far too many people lack access to valuable information and assistance related to…

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A new initiative at Erie House is providing critical case management and mental health services to immigrant individuals who have been impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and other violent crimes. Funding for the initiative is provided by the 1984 Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) through the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (ICJIA). Designed to…

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