At Erie House, our NAEYC-accredited, full-day early childhood education program provides a safe, nurturing space for children ages 2-5, supporting working parents in the process. Our child-centered curriculum develops crucial kindergarten-readiness skills, with 97% of our 5-year olds meeting literacy expectations. Our classroom teachers also collaborate with a clinical psychologist and family workers to foster cognitive, socio-emotional and physical well-being for…

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In our Proyecto Cuídate community wellness and safety programs, we help individuals and families heal following trauma. Through counseling, case management, support services, and restorative practices, we build stronger, healthier families and communities. In the midst of a pandemic with devastating effects on already at-risk communities, these services are critically important. So, the Proyecto Cuídate team…

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Through our closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Erie House legal services team has been continuing to offer consultations to clients over the phone and navigating technology with careful attention to confidentiality and information security. Our in-house attorneys and DOJ-accredited representatives provide access to low-cost, critical resources to foster security and reunification of immigrant…

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Healthy people build strong, thriving communities. Through Erie House’s Health & Leadership Programs (HLP), we reinforce healthy living for our people of all ages through lessons about nutrition and food choices, fitness activities, cooking demonstrations, education for cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention, and more. The HLP team also supports leaders in the movement for community well-being, mobilizing our participants…

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In Erie House Expanded Learning Programs (ELP), students aged 5 through 18 have access to after-school and out-of-school activities and clubs designed to support academic, socio-emotional, and physical growth. Students in grades 1-3 attend our READS program in Little Village to work with a tutor and improve reading comprehension, decoding skills, digital literacy, reading fluency,…

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To help do our part to manage the spread of COVID-19, Erie House made the difficult decision to close for in-person programming and services on March 17. In making all decisions related to coronavirus, we’ve been in close communication with both the Governor and Mayor’s offices.  But even though our doors are closed, we’re continuing…

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Erie Neighborhood House opened its doors to the people of Chicago 150 years ago, making us the oldest operating settlement house in the city. At our annual awards dinner on March 5, we’ll celebrate our 150th anniversary of service and our history of impact, as well as some key partners who have contributed to our success over the years.  At the…

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