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Holidays with Heart Ready to Spread Cheer to Local Families

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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Q&A with Monique Mervin

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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Erie Associate Board Gets in the Spirit for Una Noche de Muertos

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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Q&A with Stephanie Kanter

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 House Receives Grant to Support Buen HOGAR

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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Erie House Seeks to Provide Healing in the Midst of Trauma

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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DACA Phase-Out Leaves Thousands in Legal Limbo

Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced President Donald Trump’s decision to overturn, with a six-month delay, former President Barack Obama’s 2012 executive action on immigration, in the process terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy that has served as a source of hope for undocumented youth and young adults who were brought here…

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Erie House to Host Back-to-School Wellness Fair in Little Village

Erie Neighborhood House will host its annual community wellness fair on Saturday, August 26, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at 4225 W 25th St in Chicago’s South Lawndale/Little Village neighborhood. Admission is free, and more than a dozen community partners will be on hand to distribute information and resources to local residents. Event organizers…

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Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® Supports Erie House Wellness Initiatives

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) has provided a $75,000 grant to support the Health and Leadership program at Erie Neighborhood House for the next 12 months. Awarded through the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) initiative, the grant will help provide nutrition education and promote wellbeing for children and families in the community.…

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