La Posada Family Shelter - Casa Central
1343 N California Ave
Chicago, IL - 60651
We provide interim housing for families experiencing homelessness.
70 homeless families receive housing and support services at La Posada each year, on their way to permanent housing.
La Posada seeks to place families who are experiencing homelessness on to independent and permanent housing within 120 days. The program strives to assist families in becoming self-sufficient so that they can obtain and maintain permanent housing.
La Posada is made unique by the comprehensive network of supportive services it offers, a factor which ensures maximum participation and a high success rate. The program provides program- related childcare, transportation vouchers, food. Supportive services include life skills education, counseling, nutrition education, and financial management to help families regain and sustain self-sufficiency.
Upon initial contact, families referred to La Posada must meet certain eligibility criteria prior to entrance into the program:
Must provide verification of homelessness
Must meet Income Poverty Guidelines
Applicant must be an adult over the age of 18 with minor children
At La Posada, once a family is determined to be eligible and has entered the program, they work with a Family Support Case Manager. As a family-centred program, La Posada provides services that are designed to identify the unique needs of each individual family through a service plan. Case managers advocate on behalf of the participants as needs are identified in order to help them become self-sufficient and assist families as they apply for benefits acquisition and other necessary services. During their temporary stay at La Posada, each participant has access to on-site supportive services that include food, clothing from donations, transportation vouchers, babysitting, pre-vocational training/job readiness, ESL, and financial literacy.