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Mission Statement

Su Casa is a house of hospitality in the Catholic Worker tradition that provides a space of healing and hope to displaced Hispanic families and provides support to people in our community. Responding to the Gospel call to compassionate action, we are committed to a simple, non-violent lifestyle as we live and work among the poor.


Su Casa is a transitional housing program for homeless Latino families located in Chicago's Back of the Yards community. Families can stay at Su Casa until they have the resources they need to move on to more permanent housing. Su Casa offers case management services, food, clothing, and transportation assistance, homework help and many recreational and educational activities.

We also manage Frieda's Place, where we offer a community center open to anyone in the neigborhood, with free breakfasts 2 times a week and a Sunday lunch. Guests also have access to free clothing and toiletries, and on Sundays receive groceries to take home for the week. Food is donated by Trader Joes and, during growing season, fresh, organic produce is distributed through Su Casa's garden that is managed by Growing Home.

There are 2 full time, low-salaried workers, a part time case manager, and 8 to 10 part and full-time live in volunteers who support the organization.

We are committed to working for social justice in our community and in the world, while living simply with one another.



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