Our Work

Since 1870, Erie Neighborhood House has provided the most comprehensive support immigrant and low-income communities need to thrive. We’ve constantly evolved over the last 150 years to meet our community where they are and provide the support they need the most.  

We reach about 20,000 people every year through a wide range of services including programming for:

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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.

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.

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Through foundational academic and professional programs like English as a Second Language (ESL), civics education, workforce development, and more, we provide the tools adults need for long-term success.

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. 

Our Impact

We've provided assistance to over 10,000 Legal Permanent Residents applying for naturalization.

We've reached over 12,000 people with "Know Your Rights" trainings.

In our Proyecto Cuídate program, we provide nearly 500 counseling sessions per year to survivors of domestic violence.

100% of seniors in our youth programs graduate from high school and 98% go on to college.

Each year, more than 500 adults and 200 children participate in our nutrition education workshops.

Almost 90% of our ESL students advance on the CASAS literacy exam, moving them closer to eligibiliity to enroll in college courses.

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.