San Jose Obrero Mission - Chicago, IL

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1856 S. Loomis St.
Chicago, IL 60608
: (312)243-4347
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Description: San Jose Obrero Mission is a safe haven for families, women and children and men as they strive to secure permanent housing and improve their lives for the long-term.  Our individualized approach equips clients with the tools needed to gain lasting independence.  By providing safe, interim housing, vocational training and job placement assistance, life skills training and basic nutritional, clothing, medical and hygienic support, SJOM provides clients with the tools to stay off the streets permanently. Participants are empowered to take charge of their lives, obtain permanent housing and gain lasting independence.

When clients walk through the doors of SJOM, they enter a secure, nurturing environment. In cooperation with staff members, participants help develop action plans that serve as their roadmaps to gaining lasting independence. Once clients exit the program, they receive six months of post-residential assistance. SJOM was founded in 1981 as an emergency shelter in response to the growing homelessness in the community. It has evolved from a single-purpose shelter for homeless men into a 120-day residential program serving families, women and men in Chicago’s Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods.  In 2013, SJOM served 450 individuals.  SJOM’s services are offered on a non-discriminatory basis to individuals and families of all races, religions, sexual orientation and nationalities.

Volunteers Requests by San Jose Obrero Mission: Do you have a special talent, skill or area of expertise? We are looking for volunteers who can put their skills and talents to work. Come and join our team of volunteers. You can make a BIG difference to the lives our program participants! We also offer opportunities to middle school, high school, or college student’s for community service hours at SJOM toward their education. Once you volunteer at SJOM, you will want to come back! Contact: Never underestimate the job of a volunteer because it is the small details that make a HUGE difference.

Donation Requests by San Jose Obrero Mission: House Items: Winter wear especially needed: gloves, hats, scarves Toiletries Bath towels and washcloths Twin fitted sheets Feminine hygiene products Diapers, all sizes Hair care items Men\'s & women\'s undergarments Pillows Child Care/Education: Books, age infant to 15 years Board games Art supplies: markers, watercolor or acrylic paints, paper, scissors, glue Kids\' chairs Chalkboard Educational toys Puzzles Coloring books Blocks & Legos Kids\' movies (educational, cartoons, Animal Planet etc.) Educational CDs for children (movement, lullabies etc.) Furniture: high chairs, reading chairs Baby gates For the Facility: Volunteers for painting and building repairs Equipment donations: large-capacity microwave, commercial dishwasher, washer/dryer, bathroom fixtures Bookshelves for computer lab and child play area Kitchen equipment: commercial-grade pots and pans, utensils, storage bins of all sizes Food service: dishes of all sizes, silverware (disposable), glasses and coffee cups

Shelter Information Last Update Date: 2016-03-11

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