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San Jose Obrero Mission (SJOM), established in 1981, thrives to prevent and end homelessness in Chicagoland by offering men, women and families 24-hour safe living accommodations with an individualized program of case management, career coaching, life skills training, referral and follow-up services. SJOM also offers homeless prevention services and is the only interim housing provider in the City of Chicago that offers a fully bilingual program to serve the unique needs of the Latino community and is the only interim housing provider in Pilsen and Little Village.

Our mission is to provide housing and employment services that lead to self-sufficiency among individuals and families in crisis within Latino communities.

In 2013, our family program served 151 women & 115 children with over 17,243 meals and 9,531 shelter nights while our men's program served 178 men with over 33,913 meals and 13,060 shelter nights.

Please Join Us for the 29th Annual Hunger Walk

All Events—On Saturday, June 21, thousands of men, women and children will gather on Chicago’s lakefront to raise funds and awareness for the fight to end hunger in Cook County. The Hunger Walk is a fun… Continue

Save The Date - Transforming Lives

News—On behalf of San Jose Obrero Mission (SJOM), we are pleased to announce our 12th Annual Gala with this year’s theme of “Transforming Lives”. It will be held at the National… Continue

Become a Chrysalis Society MemberBecome a Chrysalis Society Member

News—Since 1981, San Jose Obrero Mission (SJOM) has established itself as a homeless services leader of the utmost caliber. Our commitment to growth and improvement has allowed us to incorporate new… Continue

Production Chicago Fire FilmsProduction Chicago Fire Films

News—In March, the Production Chicago Fire Team filmed the mural outside the MIC building. Our executive director was invited to be on location during the film. The show aired on May 6, 2014 and the… Continue

SJOM Joins Chicago Coalition for the Homeless in SpringfieldSJOM Joins Chicago Coalition for the Homeless in Springfield

News—On March 26, 2014, SJOM joined the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless on a Springfield Trip. Fifteen participants representing both the Men in Crisis and Families in Crisis programs visited… Continue

San Jose Obrero Mission Continues Partnership with La Casa NorteSan Jose Obrero Mission Continues Partnership with La Casa Norte

News—On May 20, 2013 , San Jose Obrero Mission in partnership with La Casa Norte began a new program called Immediate Crisis Response. This new emergency overnight program services expecting and… Continue

Wish Lists

Home—If you would like to make an in-kind donation, please email Matilde at mmerida-manzardo@sjom.org Please see our wish lists below. Thank you for your interest! House Items Needed … Continue

Our Executive Director

About Us—In 2011, Maria was the principal investigator and author of the report, “A Unique Perspective: The Silent Voice of Latino Family Caregivers”. As a result of this study, Maria established… Continue

Contact

Home—Men in Crisis (MIC) Families in Crisis (FIC) 1856 S. Loomis Street 2408 S. Albany Avenue Chicago, IL 60608 … Continue

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide housing and employment services that lead to self-sufficiency among families and individuals in crisis within Latino communities.