Association House of Chicago
1116 N. Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60651
Since 1899, Association House of Chicago has played a significant role in the city's history. Initially providing a "port of entry" for new immigrants, Association House is one of the oldest and largest of the original settlement houses in the city. Now serving more than 20,000 individuals and families each year, Association House offers a wide variety of educational programs and social services for children, teens, adults, and seniors under the management of 230 staff members and a dedicated Board of Directors.
The Community Center
Housed in the historic, original settlement house at 2150 W. North Avenue, the Community Center offers an Alternative High School that gives a second chance - Emergency Services provides food, clothing, and other assistance to families in need-The Learning Place offers adult classes in Spanish Literacy, Computer Training Programs, Citizenship Preparation and Job Readiness Programs, Senior Outreach assists the elderly - and After School, Summer Day Camp, and Saturday Programs for community children and teens.
Child Welfare Services
Finding a home for each child is the cornerstone of the work accomplished by Association House Child Welfare Services. From infants to teens, children of all ages are placed with nurturing relative and foster families. Child Welfare Services include reunification, guardianship, and adoption services as well as opportunities to improve parenting and other life skills. Association House also recruits, trains, and prepares fanilies to become licensed foster homes. Child Welfare Services Group Homes provide a structured, supportive environment for teens who need residential services and prepare them for productive, independent living.
Behavioral Health Services
Behavioral Health Services consist of residential and day programs for individuals with developmental dissabilities and mental illness. In a compassionate environment, participants learn key life skills and receive psycho-social rehabilitation. They are also supported by extensive case management and counseling services. Outpatient services include an Addiction Recovery Program and a program for children and teens that builds social skills through individual and group activities.