San Jose Obrero Mission - Family Intervention Center - Chicago, IL
2408 S. Albany St.
Chicago, IL 60623
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Description: The mission of San Jose Obrero Mission (SJOM) is to provide housing and employment services for homeless
men and families in crisis within Latino communities that lead to self-sufficiency.
San Jose Obrero Mission was founded in 1981 by Fr. David Staszak who responded to the growing need of
homeless people coming to St. Pius V Church in Pilsen asking for a place to sleep. He addressed this crisis in
Pilsen by opening an emergency shelter that provided overnight stays and a hot meal for homeless men.
Over the years, SJOM added services and modified its structure to meet the changing needs of the homeless
population. In 1999, SJOM became a transitional housing program to provide a longer-term, more service
intensive program that included 24-hour living accommodations, an individualized service plan administered by a dedicated case manager, referrals to medical and social services, follow-up services and life skills training.
Today SJOM offers interim housing for men in its Pilsen location and for families in its Little Village location. Both operate using the 120-day model, which provides support services to transition men or families to permanent housing. SJOM provides the following to its participants: a safe and clean living environment, three nutritious meals and snacks each day, case management, employment placement services, housing placement, rental assistance, life skills training including anger management, conflict resolution, financial literacy and health education, referrals to medical, mental health and social services, follow-up and after-care services.
Volunteers Requests by San Jose Obrero Mission - Family Intervention Center: 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 studentâ€™s for community service hours at SJOM toward their education. Once you volunteer at SJOM, you will want to come back! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 - Family Intervention Center: 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: 2016-03-08
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