Outreach and Training
We host “Know Your Rights” workshops and provide information and education to arm our community with critical knowledge and resources in the event they are confronted by law enforcement or immigration officials.
We also employ a team of Community Navigators to reach our community during critical times like the Census count and elections to share important information, encourage greater civic participation, and amplify our community’s voices.
In our Proyecto Cuídate — literally translating to “Project Take Care” — programs, we provide an array of services to support, inform, and educate the community on topics that strengthen the individual and family unit. Working primarily in Little Village, our aim is healing, building relationships, and creating safe spaces to promote wellness in the community.
Proyecto Cuídate also collaborates and partners with agencies and schools throughout Chicago and in partnering towns to provide educational supports around trauma, mental health, domestic violence, bullying prevention, and restorative justice, as well as other community wellness and safety topics.
Proyecto Cuídate is one of Illinois’ Family Advocacy Centers under the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).
Supportive Groups for Women and Parents
We provide safe spaces for women to explore, discuss, and learn about building coping skills for emotional well-being, with topics ranging from self-care and self-esteem to communication and healthy relationships.
In a series of weekly sessions, we provide educational, dynamic trainings for parents in topics including: developing realistic expectations of children, appropriate discipline, developmental states and areas of child development, and utilizing self-regulating techniques.
Public Benefits Assistance
We provide free assistance with applications for public benefits like food assistance (LINK card), Medicaid, and other programs.
If you need assistance, please contact us at (773) 217-9799.
Note: due to COVID-19 this assistance is being provided entirely remotely until further notice.
DCFS Case Support and General Case Management
Our Proyecto Cuídate team advocates for families and foster care alumni as they work with the Department of Children and Family Services.
We also coordinate services provided for families by offering referrals such as family law supports, connections with immigration representation for survivors of violence, and/or linking clients with agencies (including in-Erie House services) to best support their needs.
Volunteer with us
Check out our list of volunteer positions with our programs — including virtual opportunities to get involved.
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